Hi from Hiroshima! We love it here. Hiroshima, which you all know was decimated by the A bomb on August 6th 1945, is a peaceful city with rivers snaking through and mountains on one side and the inland sea on the other. It's not as crowded as Tokyo and thus moves at a slower pace. There is even an entire section of the city that is designated a "beautification area" where no smoking is allowed outdoors. So, Zach is happy 'cause we got a hotel room with twin beds. We've been able to catch up on our sleep - except for one thing. Last night - in the middle of the night - I awoke to the feeling that I was suffocating in a sauna. I got up and realized that my attempt to turn the heater off before I went to bed, actually resulted in my turning it up. It was soooo hot. It didn't seem to bother Zach though. I kept trying to push buttons randomly in hopes that I'd get lucky and hit the right one. No luck. It kept blasting hot air. So, I had no other choice than to put my overcoat on over my pajamas and head down to the front desk. There, I managed to communicate to the sleepy front desk person that I needed to know how to turn off the heater. Rather than try to explain it to me, he said, " I will go to your room." Ok. Fine with me. Well, he showed me how to turn it off as well as down, and I was able to cool down a bit and get some more sleep. Anyway, here are some shots of our superior room in Hiroshima ($95/night with free breakfast). We even have a view of the river! Zach of course is happy as long as he can hook up the laptop in the room. I'm happy as long as I have a beer to drink and a few snacks to eat.