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... that the first thing I did on landing was to use a loo. Yes! Buttons by the side! If you're offered an unusual shower then you should accept (note, this may not be a good rule for life, especially for females) and it put a smile on my face. I'm grinning now just thinking about it. I'll stop there. Got a ticket, got a train. My hostel for the first two nights isn't so far into Tokyo, in Asakusa, which meant it was an easy ride. There by 12.30 I dropped off my bags ...
... Institute in Williamstown, MA, which is currently closed for renovation. I'm not that interested in Impressionist paintings, which is what the exhibit seemed to be judging from the title and the posters. There didn't seem to be any information in English. It wasn't clear to me whether the museum's permanent collection was on view and the people at the ticket booth didn't speak English. Tickets were expensive at ...
... hour so we didn’t get the
early night we’d planned on!
3 January 2013 – Day 14 –Day trip
to Mt Fuji
Today was completely under planned but
somehow things ended up working out perfectly! After a quick Internet
search the night before, we decided to do a day trip to the five
lakes district around Mt Fuji. We woke up late and muddled our way to
Shinjuku to try to catch the express bus to Kawaguchiko. Shinjuku
station got the better ...
... of how to transport a guitar on the plane home. I didn't find one that called out to me, so the puzzle remains unexamined. At this point, I was getting rather tired, but I still had Shinjuku to see so I got back on the train and found my way back to the busiest station in Tokyo. Yes, that's Shinjuku. I was a little intimidated at first, but as I said before, it's not too bad. Luckily, I had a list of umm, buildings? places? sights?... ok fine, STORES, that ...
... Osaka/Kyoto occupied the next week. When I returned I was delighted to find Glichelle had organised a dinner for me to meet her friends at Alcatraz. They thought this psychiatric-prison-hospital-themed restaurant was appropriate for a visiting psychiatry trainee. It was a lot of fun! All the tables are in cells and the “sexy nurse” waitresses bring you all manner of medical-experiment-looking food. Drinks include a beer-bong-like drip ...
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