Saturday, October 4, 2008

Final Days

Well the trip has come to it's end. What a fabulous trip with so many brilliant memories. We fly home last night and I am sure I will catch up on my sleep soon.

We spent the last day doing a bit of the cultural stuff including the main shrine which is a World Heritage Listed site and amazingly beautiful and serene.

Just outside the shrine in the park there were hundreds of men playing a game. We couldn't work out the rules but it was obviously very popular as there was also a whole TV channel playing this 24 hours a day.

We also found the knitting and lace street.

Oh well - back to reality! Thanks for all your great comments and encouragement - we had a great time and hope you enjoyed sharing it with us.

Normal programming will now resume.


Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

One name for the game is Go, and it is a strategy game with players alternately placing stones on the board. It is actually quite fun!

Pennie & David said...

We traveled from Tokyo to San Francisco by sea in 1970 and all the Japanese students played 'Go' on the ship... I've seen it played in China Town in Sydney as well but I've never understood it! I can play Mahjong though :-)

Judy said...


Welcome home to you and Peter! Thank you for sharing your journey it has been a real boon I am a non traveller so it has been a delight to see your pictures and share your story.

Lindi said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful trip with us, Lisa.
I have enjoyed reading about it and looking at all your great photos.
Welcome home!

Anonymous said...

I used to love to play Go - it's the oldest game in the world, I believe. Lovely pics!
Allie in MI