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... we are used to. With the help of a slightly tipsy business man we successfully made our train connections. The rail system here is intense. There are multiple levels with multiple trains coming and going all the time. Thank goodness for random people who try to help us, although I am confident we would have figured it out... eventually.
Our place was located about five minutes walking from the station. We are staying at an apartment that we found on airbnb. ...
My first stop on the trip was Tokyo. It's a really nice city, and about as crazy as you'd expect.
I stayed up near the Senso-ji Buddhist temple. It was very cool. They were doing some sort of ceremony that involved a lot of drumming. I also did a little fortune gig. First you shake out a chopstick with a number on it. Then you open the drawer with the same number, and pull a slip ...
... 8220;la” to the end of what seem to be randomly chosen words or phrases. I recently learned that this comes from Cantonese, where these sounds are added in order to end phrases on a vowel so they don’t sound as harsh. When you ask for anything, the answer is not “yes” or “no,” but rather “can” or “cannot.” There are a bunch of other sayings from various languages ...
... internet is way faster than usual it was 50 times faster than at home. Ther was a key that you had to put it in this little slot to make the lights work. This way you dont leave the light swich on.The subway could take you any where in tokyo near and far.
... later at night.
Back in the train.
2nd stop Ueno.
Trains are so fast and clean. We had to have a hot drink, dry out and thaw out.
There is a great street market that follows the train line. We found a sporting place that sold seconds and samples. Kids had lots of fun foraging.
So many shops. Clothing and souvenirs but there was heaps of FISH.
Poor Luca ...