“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” (Carl Rogers)

Thursday, 20 March 2014

20th March #chinadiary

Up at 6.00, leave for Sheminoseki at 7.55 - and a day of spectacular, changing scenery from the train: "rice paddies, mountains, hills, fishing villages, great broad rivers, and the beautiful inland sea... the scenery along the coast is the best I have seen anywhere since I have started."

Then, the last of Japan and onto a passenger steamer for the trip to Korea (not 'South' or 'North' Korea, as the division would not take place for another 23 years). Carl's seemingly iron constitution again takes a turbulent trip in its stride and he slept like a log even though "the boat seemed to be doing its best to stand on its head."

Train route from Kobe to Sheminoseki (Google Maps)

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