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