Okinawa

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There are many places to visit in this small island.  The Shuri castle is incredibly beautiful.

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The peace memorial with names of Okinawa, japanese and american people who died during the war.  All together as one.

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The stalagmite and stalactite cave is just extraordinary.

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I went to Okinawa five years ago, to a festival call Uchinanchu. All the descendants from Okinawa go there every five years. Its an amazing festival.

Dont forget to go to the aquarium. Its a must see! and the beach!

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Okinawa Food

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I found a lot of these at the entrance of the restaurants. I guess a way of welcoming guests or good luck. If anybody knows please let me know.

Food in Okinawa is different from mainland Japan.

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The soba noodles are different, very delicious. Must try.

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Goya Champuru, is a traditional dish, Goya is a vegetable that tastes little bitter, it comes with scrambled eggs.
I love it!

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I know and I cant believe I went to Mc one night!!!!!  It wont happen again!

Happiest place on earth

When asking where is the best place to live? most people would name their own city or hometown. But happiest place? Just walking around many cities, I saw how many busy, stressed, isolated people are, I was hopeless until I went to  Okinawa.

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Yeah an island, maybe another island is a happy place too?  probably, but what differentiates Okinawa is the people living there. Kindest people in the world.

I felt this is the happiest place on earth,  people I met or saw from  the housekeepers,  janitors,  bus drivers to the Bank Manager they all had a smile and  they all wanted to help a group of foreigners who couldnt speak japanese.

Today I start this special section about Okinawa. I trip I made 5 years ago, one of the best trips. Hope you like it^^