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Ray looking down Osaka city by the window

It's a date I leave for Manila,but on that day time I had meet-up with a man from Australia,Ray. He is a newbie on TravBuddy,we exchanged some messages via the site. Since he arranged his schedule a little bit for me,I sure will meet Ray in Osaka. Just be sorry as I don't take time much because have to ready to abcent home foe a while left my daughter alone. However I had time to show him some places in Osaka.

I've met him at Granfront which is new big shopping center near Osaka St. I know it is too big,we had to contact to several time to recoganized each other. I found him at second floor then called his name,yes it is Ray! Our plan is to go to Sky building and Osaka castle then have some local foods.

At top of the floating garden,sky building
OK,it's near by Sky building,there is a floating garden let's go to there. It was not so sunny day but good for explore the city. I've came to here at the night last time,so day time is rare for me. so nice to see Osaka city renew,I found the building which I was thinking to buy the house there. uhh,look nice yet but oh well I quit looking for that house with some reasons.

Then we went to Osaka castle. There is an event of Samurai museum. Might be fun though seems like not real one so we skipped there then climb up to Osaka castle. I ike Osaka castle because very cosy size,not so big to explore around and they make well showing history inside of castle. We climb up by elevator then goes down with stairs seeing each floors.

It made us hungry enough...it's time for local foods and beers!! Yes,we made hungry for that of course! We've back to Namba to have Okonomiyaki,I wish they has Takoyaki also unfortunately not Takoyaki,but akashiyaki. It look like similar but quite different taste,I prefer to Takoyaki of course. Anyway,we enjoyed conversation having Okonomiyaki and beers. Since that day Ray seems like being Okonomiyaki lover!! I'm so happy made him so:) Hahaha!

It was nice to him share our local things with him. We could have more fun time if I still had time but my flight time was coming:) I never regret to come to see him even if it was short time.  Thank you for contact me,Ray!

yasuyo says:
For sure! To meet TravBuddy makes your world travel change!
It my favorite thing on the site:)
You must try to meet someone abroad or at your hometown:)
Thank you for reading my blog entry!!
Posted on: Nov 16, 2014
stefmuts says:
Thats great, I like to get to meet some travelbuddys someday
Posted on: Nov 16, 2014
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Ray looking down Osaka city by the…
Ray looking down Osaka city by th…
At top of the floating garden,sky …
At top of the floating garden,sky…
@Osaka castle
@Osaka castle
Ray and me @Osaka castle
Ray and me @Osaka castle
Osaka castle
Osaka castle
I see our office building:)
I see our office building:)
At Okonomiyaki restaurant!
At Okonomiyaki restaurant!
Taking pic of Okonomiyaki :)
Taking pic of Okonomiyaki :)
Osaka
photo by: yasuyo