Visiting the Highlights (and tourist traps) of Osaka

Osaka Castle

The samurai screamed a short, sharp battle cry, and drew his sword to expose the blade halfway from the hilt. The noise caught my attention, and I turned to see the commotion. The tourist walked away, and a new one walked up, also dressed in samurai costume, to join the staff member in full samurai gear.

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The amazing history of Nijmegen

2000 birthday candles. That’s a hell of a cake! It’s not a super-old person i’m talking about, but Nijmegen, a small city in the south-east of The Netherlands, and the oldest in the whole country. That’s like, more than 8 USA’s! It was a Roman legion encampment first, set up in the days when the Romans were still figuring out their calender.

The Grote Markt
The Grote Markt

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