Yay! Day 6 and we’re still alive… Well some of us at least… Today we woke up at 5:30am and travelled to Hiroshima and used every possible mode of public transport (tram, bus, bullet train and ferry). We went to the Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum where Caitlyn and Angela laid flowers by the Eternal Flame of Rememberance. We also travelled to the Floating Tori gate where Mrs Shimizu’s group ate curry in under a minute and Miss Roche’s group were greeted by over enthusiastic deer. After that we went to Kintaikyo Bridge and visited an ice cream shop with 100 flavours. We students tried many interesting flavours, especially Oliver who had garlic flavour (and several breath mints afterwards), Brianna had “ramune” (Japanese blue Lemonade) and Derek who had black honey with soya bean powder.
Mr Barker arrived late last night and joined us today in our adventures. It’s been great having him here and so far he’s survived the JOE 2014 initiation. We’re all practically iron men and women after all the stairs we’ve used while traveling and will be professional power walkers when we get back. We’ve been having a great time and can’t wait to go to Minokamo soon.

– Meegan, Katie and Shelley
Ps. Love ya mummmmmyyyy -Shelley


  1. Hiroshima and Miyajima are amazing! I’m so glad you get to experience these places. The over-enthusiastic deer are a sight to see – I had a deer eat my map out of my back pocket once!
    The ice cream flavours have to be seen to be believed – but you can keep the garlic flavour!

    1. Hi Cate, this time a few deer ate the lanyard and even started on the corner of a bag! Hiroshima Peace a Museum is under refurbishment so the displays are slightly different but one still gains a powerful insight into the horror nuclear weapons….

  2. Hi Libi, bet it was an amazing day full of strong emotions. So proud of you – a huge adventure with some challengers I’m sure, but you’re still smiling (and not complaining). Biggest hugs xx

  3. Glad you’re all still alive after the early start, all the stairs and public transport! What an adventure! Glad you all still have those big smiles :). Love reading the blogs, it feels like we are right there with you. Keep having an awesome time!

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