I spent just two days in Hiroshima which is nowhere near enough! There are such beautiful areas around it and the city has a distinct charm. However with just two days I had to see all the sights in a short space of time. This is what I got up to:
One of the perks of my job in New Zealand was the helicopter flights onto the two glaciers. On my first day in the job I was told that if I was extremely lucky, I may be able to spend a night at one of the huts on the glacier. After spending nearly 18 months there I finally got the chance to spend a night in Chancellor Hut on Fox Glacier. Here’s what happened.
I took a step further into the darkness. The floor was cold and slippery on my bare feet. The child holding the light was a few steps in front of me, through another small opening. I squeezed through on my hands and knees and the boy shone the torch further in. I could see the water a few metres ahead. I jumped into the cool fresh water and ducked my head underneath; I hadn’t washed properly in a couple of days.
A villager said something in Pidgin I didn’t understand. Francis translated for me. “You are probably the first white man in these caves” he said. That’s when I realised that this wasn’t normal traveling. What I had done and seen over the previous few days isn’t just something that you can buy on a tour package, or plan to do before you leave. This was a once in a lifetime adventure I had stumbled upon. Something I could only have dreamed about back home.
To be honest, when I started thinking about a blog, I never thought that I would write one on haircuts. It’s such a mundane activity that you do all the time at home. But unless you travel for a long time (often REALLY long in the case of some people!) you are unlikely to experience this mundane task abroad.
This post was originally found on my friends blog Where Kimmy Went and was my first foray into travel blogging. If you’re looking for another
I love going to places where others don’t go. I don’t want to see the tourist crowds or check off what every other guide book