Travel Blogs from Tachikawa
... caring! I met Nath who had beaten me (because he got right directions to start with) and we raced to our desk. As we approached, we shouted to a woman to keep the desk open, who looked at her watch and did that air sucking concerned face the mechanic does when you take your car in and he sees you're a girl 'Ohhhh, new windscreen wipers? Swwwwwoooooo, that's going to cost you love.' She shouted to her friend, who opened the desk up, checked us in and said 'ok, now you really run!'. ...
Our booked cycle tour was cancelled due to weather, so we made some quick changes to our plans and aimed to get as many of the top sights in as possible. An early start took us to the famous Tsukiji Fish Market (largest in world), although we didn't make it for 5am for the famous tuna auction - no chance! Managed to negotiate the subway and arrived at our destination feeling pretty proud as the subway map here is about 10 times the size of London's! ...
... latest offering at Burger King in Japan.)
This mall also sported a pet shop near the food court. Olivia instantly lost her mind. Once we saw the prices, we lost ours – you can get a puppy there for 900,000 Yen, and no, I didn’t put too many zeroes in that number - nine thousand bucks. Arf.
Speaking of large sums of money, a couple things about Japan that, combined, can make life interesting when travelling:
... was more difficult to diverge from one's career path. If one wanted to be a teacher, it was not just that easy to leave the profession and become a pastry chef. Here I was, a former tutor who would be teaching at a Charter School without any formal certification. I am not sure if I want to be a teacher, and my society is mostly permissive of that.
This conversation made me appreciate the leeway that Americans in their 20's get when exploring their career paths. ...
The first day of travel always seems hectic and exhausting. Today, however, we were pleasantly surprised at how smoothly traveling went. When arriving at JFK airport, we quickly moved through check-in and security. It turns out that our flight, on a 144 seat Boeing 777, had a total of 24 seats taken! When we got on the plane there was ...
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