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... So much for truly experiencing the gardens, I guess.
5 pm already? Gosh, how time flies when you wake up at 11 am. I grab my trusty
guidebook and find something to do for the rest of the evening. The Mori Art Museum
stays open until 10 pm, so I casually stroll in the direction of the subway,
where I come across a couple with a kid in a stroller looking lost.
I offer my help, making sure they realise that I only arrived yesterday and
there is ...
... us as we searched for the exit. We just kind of dove in and went with the flow. We found the street and a cab ride later (OK-the cabs here are cool. The doors open automatically when you approach them and for some reason the Japanese adopted the English car/traffic style which was a bit confusing at first.)
A quick check-in at the hotel and a dumping of our stuff in our tiny hotel room, and we were off to do ...
... of ultra full metro and trains during rush hour, we managed to travel early enough to avoid that experience, and even found some seats available. I suppose it's to be expected when the city contains more than 20 million people! Also, the train/metro stops are quite far apart from each other, so small distances in terms of stops may equal long trips time-wise. We're getting used it.
Meiji-jingu, the largest shinto temple in Japan, is sleepy ...
... of Singapore’s nightlife seems dedicated to those with extra
money to throw around. I had been excited to check out Holland Village, rumored to be a main expat hangout area, but quickly found that the quality of its bars and restaurants made a place where I wouldn’t realistically be able to hang out often. Just last night, some of us were
discussing the seeming repetitiveness of the food as well as the lack ...
... park before getting to the shrine which was nice. Really well looked after like most things we saw in Japan. The shine was good too, looked like something of 'the last samurai' after, we visited a garden in the shrines grounds, it was a bit expensive but beautiful. In the evening we did what the locals do and had dinner at a bar come restaurant. There were all sorts on the menu, mostly offal based but also some things closer to what we are used to. We had ...