October 10, 2000

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Hiroshima, Japan
Dome immediately after the A-bombing in 1945

October 10, 2000 (#42)
Hiroshima, Japan
Peace Memorial Park

The sun is out, it's a lovely day - but our Odyssey tour bus is subdued & introspective after a two-hour stop at this site, which became a hellish "ground zero" 55 years ago...
Tour bus? Tour bus?!
Odyssey management spurned Japan Air Lines and chartered a MAS747-300 for airlift from Australia. Alas, Malaysian Air Systems was blocked by Japanese Aviation Authorities from shipping our bikes! Ah-so: We are bike-less and must bus thru Japan.
Sayonara, Arnold-San