Island Girl

Part Three of My Japanese Adventure

Those who know me are fully aware that I’m not the best at maintaining a good work life balance. I have nurtured a love of writing about my Agile and UX experiences over the past few months. It has never felt like work. Yet some would argue I have used my spare time to extend my work hours. Nevertheless, even the most industrious of individuals needs the odd few days off.

Day 6

Today we are leaving the hot spring resort of Hakone to travel to Hiroshima. With no seat reservations we did wonder if we would be able to get on the train. I am haunted by a rather uncomfortable bank holiday train to Glasgow standing in a vestibule all the way to Carlisle.

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Day 7

To ensure adequate fuelling for our exploration through Hiroshima, we had to have a substantial breakfast. The majority of our hotels so far have offered a mix of Japanese and Western style food. This morning we decided to be adventurous and try out a traditional Japanese breakfast.

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Day 8

No journey to this region would be complete without a trip to Miyajima island. It is a small island off the course of Hiroshima, where people are forbidden to give birth or die on the island. Spoiler alert! Neither of these happened to us.

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Lead software engineer with a strong interest in Agile, UX and Usability. Lover of cooking, tea, photography and gin!

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