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... to use a card, rather than gimme. Truly, Helsinki Andy's advice to translate with added politeness has come in handy. I was early, waited, went through a second lot of baggage security and checked in. Nice unconventional routine to keep me on my toes. Once through passport control I realised I was relieved-I'd wondered whether I'd be quizzed over my lack of visa registration. It's something you're supposed to do if you're in one place for 7days or more, so ...
I have never experienced a long haul flight before, therefore also never enjoyed tofu noodles at 3am - every time I looked up they would offer me a chicken fajita wrap, while watching Batman. Loved it. We were a bit delayed at Doha airport, but I'm pretty sure this was because no planes were to be seen, just several buses racing each other up and down the runway.
... there were no
fireworks happening so we headed back to our hotel at around 10.30pm.
1 January 2013 – Day 12 – Kamakura
Today we headed slightly out of Tokyo
to Kamakura to take in the New Year’s activities. This turned out
to be a great experience as it was a very authentic Japanese
experience. The town of Kamakura has some well known shrines and
temples, and people lined up in their thousands to visit. We
accidently got ...
... br> A bit like the time I decided on trying to compliment a Japanese lady on her beautiful child, and ended up calling her daughter "scary."
(In Japanese the word kawaii (cute) and kawai (scary) are virtually identical to my ears).
I again had made a complete idiot of myself.
Whatever impression I gave however, it seems to have worked. He's been back every week, but I do wonder what exactly he’s coming back ...
... back to the hotel. We dropped my bags off in my room and headed up to the bar on the 52nd floor for a drink and to watch the lights of the city come on. We had a great view looking east and could see the Tokyo Sky Tree and the main street of Shinjuku right in front of us. After relaxing for a while, we decided to eat dinner here as well so we both got a cheeseburger and just relaxed and watched the other people and listened to the (really loud) 3 piece band they had in ...