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12_RoadTrip_Darwin_Katherine
Japan - July 2008

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Sydney, Australia.


On the Road to Katherine

Adelaide River, Australia


We left our Novotel, Darwin, just before the 8am sun rise. A long day ahead as the distance to travel one-way (Darwin-Katherine) is 320Km.
Our first refueling stop was at a small town named Adelaide River. We took a 5-min drive to the War Cemetory, passing wallabies out for early morning feed.

Then we were back to the "hi-speed" Stuart Highway for another 200Km drive (speed limit 130Km).




permalink written by  lance_q_nguyen on January 5, 2012 from Adelaide River, Australia
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Katherine Town

Katherine, Australia


Stopped at Katherine Visitor Centre, School of the Air,
and then headed to Katherine Museum + Overland Telegraph Line (1872).



permalink written by  lance_q_nguyen on January 5, 2012 from Katherine, Australia
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Nitmiluk Centre

Darwin, Australia


Arrived at Nitmiluk Centre for lunch and got ready for the Nitnit Dreaming Cruise at 1pm.

permalink written by  lance_q_nguyen on January 5, 2012 from Darwin, Australia
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1st Gorge

Katherine, Australia


Cruising along the scenic gorge no1.

permalink written by  lance_q_nguyen on January 5, 2012 from Katherine, Australia
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2nd Gorge

Darwin, Australia


Trekking to 2nd Gorge;
More spetacular cliffs and then a free of "waterfalls-over-the-roof" treat before disembarking, back to first boat.

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On the Way Home

Katherine, Australia



Walked back to the Visitor Centre and then drove to nearby Katherine Hot Springs (closed).
One more stop at the old Pine Creek Gold Mine, 90Km North of Katherine. Back on the road 5:10pm. Another short stop at Adelaide River and we were back at Darwin just before 7pm.


permalink written by  lance_q_nguyen on January 5, 2012 from Katherine, Australia
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Universal and 4 Airports in a Day !

Tokyo, Japan


Day 9 - Last Day in Japan
Trying to cramp all into our schedule ...
Universal Studio (Osaka) -> Kansai Airport (KIX) -> Itami Airport (ITM) -> Haneda Airport (HND) -> Narita Airport (NRT) -> Sayonara, Japan


Olivia's Notes -

Day 9: Hotel to Kansai airport and "sayonara" for the flight to Seoul.
Then, continued to Itami airport and fly to Haneda airport.
After took the airport bus to Narita airport, "sayonara" to everyone
back to Australia.



permalink written by  lance_q_nguyen on July 14, 2008 from Tokyo, Japan
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Mementos from Japan

Osaka, Japan


The Good, The Best, and The Strangest from Japan






permalink written by  lance_q_nguyen on July 14, 2008 from Osaka, Japan
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Kyoto/Nara/Osaka

Osaka, Japan


Day 07
12 Jul 2008
Kyoto/Nara/Osaka
Visit Kiyomizu Temple, which houses Goddess of Mercy Statue.
After this visit, proceed to Nara by coach.
Visit the Deer Park and Todaiji Temple (great Buddha Temple).
Continue to Osaka to visit Osaka Castle.


Olivia's Notes -

Day 7: Kiyomizu temple(clear water temple) it houses goddess of mercy statue
- passed thru' the shopping street and pottery lane to the main gate
of the temple.
- in front of the main temple, there is a verandah which jug out from
the hill slope. It used 139 wooden pillar to support this verandah.
(no nail at all)
- besides the main temple, there's a shrine temple for people to
worship the marriage. Over there, there is a pair of lover stone
for people to check the possibility of their marriage in the year.
- free time to make shoping at the taditonal handicraft street.
On time back to the meeting place, which is opposite to "spiderman"
- lunch at Osaka Castle
Visited the watch tower after lunch.
We could see the whole city view from the watch tower 8th floor.
- Nara Deer Park, about 1200 deers enjoying their living around.
People said that they are the messenger to God.
- Todaiji temple(great buddha temple), one of the world's largest
wooden structure.
About 15m height bronze Buddha, made in 743.
Due to the civil war and fire, the size of main hall was miminize to
two third of the original.
- Osaka city, the most popular area for shopping, entertainment
and eating in "Shinsaibashi" and "Dotombori"
- barbecue buffet dinner

Hotel Osaka Righa Royal



permalink written by  lance_q_nguyen on July 12, 2008 from Osaka, Japan
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Kobe - Osaka

Kobe, Japan


Day 08
Osaka/Kobe/Osaka

Driving to Kobe harbour.
Visiting the Japanese Sake Brewery.
Back to Osaka and walking around Shinzaibashi area, also seeing Kobe China Town.
Sunset dinner and a night walk on Osaka streets.

Olivia's Notes -

Day 8: Kobe is The Entrance for foreign country to make trade.
Because of the good quality water and rice grain,
there're over 2000 Sake brewery in KOBE.
- visited one of the famous Japanese Sake museum "Kikumasmune"
- we had wine tasting after watching the video about the process
of making japanese sake. Everyone got a sake cup as a souvenior.
- visited the earthquake memorial park at harbour side.
- We could see the Kobe Tower from the harbour side shopping mall.
- buffet lunch at "monsac" sshopping mall
- Visited China town in KOBE
Usually China town is very dirty but, when U visited the one in Japan,
it must changed your mind, so clean and tidy.
- back to hotel for a break and then we met again to have a
Chinese style hot pot buffet dinner at 33/F.
The place we could enjoyed the sunset while we had dinner together.

Hotel Osaka Righa Royal


permalink written by  lance_q_nguyen on July 12, 2008 from Kobe, Japan
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