During the Wednesday Night Market at Chamorro Village in Hagåtña, I logically based my reasoning to queue in the longest line just to order my dinner because of curiosity and to have fun as well. People in the line were somewhat has the same reason as mine. I ordered the one they offer for Fiesta (means full pack) Plate and chose the following with BBQ Pork, BBQ, Chicken, Beef BBQ Sausage with 2 Sides (I selected Chicken Kelaguen and Corn) and 2 Scoop of Red Rice for $10. A gluttony indeed !!! These photos are part of Guam Adventure Photo Collection April 2017.
After we decided to visit Miyajima Island that day, we walked back to Hiroshima Station from the hotel to take JR Sanyo Line. We used our JR Pass when we took the train and we got off at Miyajimaguchi Station. From the station we walked a little bit and we took JR ferry (other ferry available is Matsudai Kisen) using our JR Pass. The said ferry brought us from Miyajima Guchi to Miyajima Island. The travel time to the island was around 10-15 minutes.
Onboarding JR Ferry
Looking towards Hiroshima City while on our way to Miyajima Island
On the way to the island, I felt fascinated with the torii gate of Itsukushima Shrine, while in the ferry I was able to see the gate with high tide that makes the gate so wonderful. When we reached the pier of the island, first thing we did was having lunch in one of the local restaurant in the island not far from the pier which has old township design. Inside the restaurants settings was Japanese traditional home style from its table, flooring, seats and its overall interior has all Japanese ambiance.
Miyajima Pier (Miyajima Port)
Local Restaurant we had our lunch
Different variety of Okonomiyaki
When I did my research about Hiroshima, I found that there is famous menu not to be missed while visiting Hiroshima and I learned that is called Okonomiyaki. In the restaurant that we had lunch in the island we ordered variety of Okonomiyaki. I can’t remember the specifics and because my family was not really a food adventurer, I decided to take 3 orders for the 4 of us which was enough as they serve it full in big plates they used. And to be honest, we enjoyed the food. My whole family seems to be satisfied specially my mother whom somewhat picky and does not like to try unfamiliar menus in the table. We’ve got full and enjoyed the restaurant for a while.
After the lunch we started our exploration to the island. I am curious why the island is special and why it was considered to be one of the Best Views or Top Scenic Spots in Japan.
The following significant interests that we discovered while roaming around the island are:
O-Torii (Grand Gate)
Miyajima’s Temples / Halls
I will post separate articles of the things we saw and experienced on these significant places.
During our backpacking adventure in Vietnam, specifically in Ho Chi Mihn (old name Saigon) which is capital city of the country, our group composed of five people was looking to taste the famous Vietnam traditional food called Pho, a noodle soup which known to have variety of flavors. Not far from Pham Ngu Lao street where we found our accommodation, we found a small restaurant that offers different king of Pho menus. All of us ordered different flavors and what I tried was Pho Chicken Balls. Photo captured last March 2011 which part of my backpacking photo collection in Vietnam.
Experiencing backpacking usually comes with the exotic food tasting, if not really eating or dining at least trying to taste it is already important as experiencing it. We found the exotic food displayed in the photo (which composed of spiders, cockroaches, frogs and worms, I was only able to tried small frogs tasted like chicken) was captured during backpacking adventure last March 2011 while walking around in Phnom Penh Cambodia.
Edible (Post#1) : Yarra Valley Chocolaterie – Chocolates
It was second time for me to explore Yarra Valley while I was still in Melbourne. And to my surprise, I am not aware that in the vast middle of the valley we will find a chocolate factory named Yarra Valley Chocolaterie with a bright and colourful one storey building. I was amazed because I never expected to see such factory quite far from the city. And to be honest, I enjoyed the visit because of overflowing sweets such as chocolates. Photo snapshot captured last October 2013.