After a night of Free Drink, I get up early and after a standard breakfast set off into the morning streets of Naha.
The main drag in Naha is Kokusai Street. It is not very interesting as 70% of the shops sell exactly the same tourist stuff. Or so I thought.
My long stroll has led to a reassessment of downtown Naha. Sure enough, there is a lot of tourist merchandise but there is more.
There is the Makishi public Market which has the most spectacular fish stalls I have ever seen.
I buy some goat.
The market is enhanced by a sticker by the world famous street artist CCTV.
I write a blog at Starbucks.
I watch dogs.
I find some Giants fans.
I find the best wines in the world in a supermarket.
I find some old houses. This may not sound like too big a deal but remember that the battle of Okinawa left the island a “vast field of mud, lead, decay, and maggots.”
I go home and have lunch.