Travel Blogs from Tsuchiura
... a deaf ear". I don't get it! Anyway, with the help of my iPod I was able to drown out the noise. The flight from Honolulu to Japan was a little over 7 hours. It seemed to go on forever but I was able to watch a few movies and read on my iPad. Customs was unremarkable and now I'm getting used to hunting down the shuttles and getting to the hotel. I'm relaxing in the room ...
... happening to their habitat.
The fireworks were gorgeous, though owing to our position and the prevailing winds, the smoke sometimes obscured our view and we were unfortunately treated to regular showers of ashes. By the time it was over, we all had black smudges on our faces, in our hair, and on our clothes. And I was wearing a mainly light-coloured yukata!
We have arrived in Narita, Tokyo. Flight from Paris was uneventful except for the time of day it was. We left at 2.30pm (an hour late), being the middle of the day not a lot of sleep was had, it was a 12 hour flight arriving in Narita just before 9am their local time. We are now just having a little rest at airport before deciding what to do with our 9 hour stopover. The kids ...
... We then got into her Prius and drove to her house. In Japan, they drive on the other side of the road and have the steering wheel on the other side so I was really confused. The mother, Hiromi drove super fast and jerkily. When i looked at the speedometer, it said 50km and I freaked out. A sort time later, I remembered kilometers and not miles. we chatted along the way and arrived at her house. I was greeted by the dad and grandma. He had ...
... a few bouts of pacing the aisles, and a fairly respectable 4-5 hours of sleep mixed in there took care of the longest stretch of travel.
Now I'm at Narita airport, eating ridiculously overpriced noodles and checking my email. I still have another 6-hour flight ahead of me before I get to Hanoi. It ain't over yet, folks.
But, to paraphrase Country Joe, I don't give a damn, next stop is ...
Other places to stay in Tsuchiura
6-5 Yamatocho, Tsuchiura | Hotelfrom $58
1-3-17 Minato machi, Tsuchiura | Hotelfrom $84
2-24 Johokumachi, Tsuchiura | Hotelfrom $84
1-5-5 Minatomachi, Tsuchiura | Hotelfrom $65
1-4-26 Minatomachi, Tsuchiura | Hotelfrom $75
2141-2 Hongo, Tsuchiura | Hotelfrom $104
1-15-13 Manabe, Tsuchiura | Hotelfrom $49
2-15 Nakakandatsumachi, Tsuchiura | Hotelfrom $71