I picked up my bag from the hostel and took the monorail to Naha Airport. In this regard, the monorail really was one of the most convenient transport systems I have used getting to and from an airport. The ride to downtown was short and the fare was inexpensive.
Gyokusendo Cave at 5km long is the second longest cave in Japan. About 850 metres of it is opened to the public with walkways inside. It was eerie inside especially since they played eerie music. The rush of water from the rain dribbled along under the metal bridge walkways.
At Ocean Expo Park there were free exhibitions outdoors in front of the aquarium including giant sea turtles, manatees and a dolphin show. The dolphin show was energetic and entertaining and we got to see Oki-chan, the dolphin who is the face of the aquarium. While watching the show, you can see the vast ocean behind the tank which made you feel more connected to the sea.
Our first stop of the day was to Cape Manzamo 万座毛 which was an hour drive north of Naha. The scenery was gorgeous and the ocean glistened under the glowing sun. The famous sight here was the elephant-shaped rock. There is also a diving spot called Toilet Bowl but I’m not sure how it got its name.
When you think of Hong Kong 香港 you may conjure up images of its sparkling night view, looming sky scrapers and huge shopping malls. I saw on a hiking show before that almost 80 percent of Hong Kong’s land remains undeveloped and natural. Hong Kong may not have the tallest mountains but it sure has a […]
Waking up at 4:30am in the morning, we left the hotel by 5am and drove to the base of Seongsan Ilchulbong. It took about 30 minutes to do the easy hike with plenty of wooden stairs. The sunrise came at 5:43am that morning and I looked in awe at the sky which was a beautiful blend of red and orange.
Next on our list was Seopjikoji which was well known as the place where the 2003 Korean drama, All In, was filmed. In the drama, a white church was perched on the hill but when we went, it was replaced by a white building that resembled ice cream.