Okie dokie, finally I got these pictures uploaded 

A picture outside the castle, see the moat and the trees.

Sadly the main tower was under renoval, and I couldn't see it. It has been "drawn" to the wall of the renoval scaffolds.

The gates were huge.

Samurai armors, too bad they didn't let anyone try wearing them!

Small shrine nearby the castle.

And last, "few" fish.

That's all for now, if you want to see more, I can put some more... but these are the best ones I think.

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No I'm not going to start speaking Swedish.. But I met 2 Swedes taking same lessons I did, they had apparently come here in October and are going to leave in August. Nice to meet fellow scandinavians, they were also surprised to hear I'm from Finland.

Starting this weeks Friday, there is something called "Golden week". Basically it's 4 national holidays in streak combined with weekend so for many people it's 7 day holiday. But alas, next Monday is not a national holiday.. So I'm going to have one lesson. I have no plans yet, though I have to check out some places and go somewhere since it's such long holiday!

I might start uploading video entries (through Youtube) here also.. If I feel like it sometime.

That's all for now, till' next time!

PS. On this morning's lesson, teacher said you can buy 1 TB harddisk for 3000円 nowdays! I need to find out where, definitely not in Finland!

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I'm still here! 
Sorry for the delay,

and for letting you wait some more. I just came here to tell you that more is to come, when I find some time to write it down. Lot's of pics from Hiroshima incoming!

Also look forward to "pictures uploaded at random places" as I get it to work.

See you later!

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And finally, the Hiroshima update 
OKay, so few pics from the trip I made to Hiroshima last week. They are not really in chronological order or anything, sorry for that..

Hope you enjoy.

The room at the hostel/hotel. It was unexpectedly quite spacy.

On the trip by bus to Hiroshima, there was few stops at places which reminded me of resting spots in Germany's Autobahns.

In Hiroshima castle's yard: Close-up of a tree that survived the atomic bombing; I think these leaves differ on this branch because of mutations!

Hiroshima castle shrine; childrens crying competition announcement.

Main tower of Hiroshima castle, so small, compared to Osaka and Himeji castles. But still so big.

Hiroshima Peace memorial park; flower festival going on. Those cranes are some kind of symbols of peace.

厳島神社(Itsukushima shrine) in Miyajima. This is the "Ootorii", gate to the shrine, built into sea.

Same as above, but ebb had come.

Some poor boats ashore because of ebb.

HUGE, old tree! and whole bunch of deers! Those deers were everywhere in Miyajima.

"Mysterious" view from Miyajima out to the sea, people collecting some kind of sea alga.

View over Miyajima town, 5-storey pagoda too.

Exactly 100 steps to a small shrine; I counted them as I walked back down.

One of the biggest surprises; Hiroshima station building had same nickname as I do.

This is from the flower festival; Just to show a bit how much people there was.

Street car! (Ratikka!) In Japan, only in Hiroshima I heard.

原爆ドーム(A-bombed dome) at night, spooky isn't it. The atom bomb dropped exploded 600~700 meters above this dome.

You can fix anything with this tape! Even a bridge.

And a view with me in it, taken from the actual Itsukushima shrine.

That's all for now!
Questions to the comments, please!

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Random pictures working! 

Check it out! and keep checking! When I don't have PC access, I will, from time to time, use my phone to upload small entries there!

See ya!

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