I hrt Hiroshima

Hiroshima is not a bomb, it’s a city, with a message of peace. Since learning about the devastating and heartbreaking effects of the bomb in ‘History’ at school, it has always been a significant location to me, so to be able to visit has been incredible. How mindblowing to be in Hiroshima the very week that the US and North Korea are posturing on nuclear weapons. The Peace Museum was powerful and so distressing. But Hiroshima is also a wonderful city to visit for so many other reasons – a lovely castle, craft beer and food, cycling, sega game shops. And an easy day trip to Miyajima.

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This is the A-Bomb Dome – ground zero on the day of the bomb being dropped, preserved as a memorial. Don’t do it again, world.

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