Hotel New Star Ikebukuro
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Tokyo is a very fast paced city and it's easy to forget about day and time. Tuesday I went to Tokyo National Museum while Claudia went on a shopping spree. The area is called Ueno and it's a really nice area with lakes, ponds, parks, museums and Japanese style houses. It was a really nice day with spring in the air and there were street shows everywhere. There was plenty of interesting stuff to see and read about in the ...
... got to introduce my brother's wife to our extended Japanese family. You can say I've kept myself quite busy in Tokyo ;))) I also had a special reunion with a friend from HS (where I attended in Florida) from 19 years ago! Since graduating, he has moved to Tokyo, married a Japanese girl and had 4 kids. We had stay connected over FB and met up last week for some drinks. Wow, 19 years! That is almost half ...
... electronics they just replace them. We ended up buying a used English keypad laptop instead.
We left Tokyo Wednesday morning on the bullet train. We bought a JR pass and it does not include the fastest bullet train but there are a few levels of bullet and we took one level down from the fastest. A bus from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 8 hours, and our train took 2 ½, so it was still pretty fast. We were not only impressed with the actual speed of the train but also ...
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Jess and I are currently in our 26th hour of travel since waking up bright and early at 3 AM Thursday morning to start our adventure! From Toronto we flew to Chicago, Chicago to Tokyo and finally, our last flight will be from Tokyo to Busan.
I have asked Jess to be my yoga guru this year and we have already gotten started. After our first ...
... 4:30pm we decided to head off and explore Ikebukuro.
We walked around looking at the buildings and people, taking photos along the way. After an hour I started to feel rotten again so we thought we would wind things up for the night. We had done a bit of research on the internet on what Ibuprofen was available here and Eve Quick appeared to be what I was after. You can always count on the internet. What did we ever do before it was ...