Travel Blogs from Shinagawa
Today we went back to one of the local cafes for breakfast before saying goodbye to our little Geisha house and Kyoto. We went to the station and got on a Shinkansen to Tokyo. We arrived at our hotel just after 4 o'clock and met our cousins there because they stayed at Nakayama while we went to Kyoto. Unfortunately the wifi broke at the hotel and …
... kids we will teach in a week or so. Our trainer Cedric (speaker of a minimum of 5 languages, double major in music and maths and is a trained pianist who is hired by the American embassy on a regular basis) told us that if we last longer than 1 minute we're doing something right. No one lasted longer than 30 seconds. It was brutal. One guy got told to sit back down after his first few ...
... and if we thought the previous station was big...we were wrong!!!!! This station was even bigger and people everywhere.
Somehow we ended up on street level just as it started to rain and wandered the streets until we found our hotel.
The rooms in Japan are tiny....the bathroom was the size of a cupboard, although it did have a cool toilet with lots of buttons...Anthony thought it was funny to leave the heated seat on for me!!!
... Nobody was happy or smiling)
#5 Malaysia (didn't spend enough time to get a good feel)
#6 Japan (Didn't spend enough time to get a good feel)
#7 New Zealand (Not enough time, never left airport. People very nice)
#1 Loy Krathong / Yee Peng Festival (Chiang Mai - Thailand)
#2 Celebrating birthday with Doug on Phi Phi Island (Ko Phi Phi - Thailand)
#3 Getting Scuba Certification - Meeting Joe and Alex (Cairns - ...
... final group snap before off to bed, shattered and wasted.
Our final full day out is another walkabout with our new best friends, seeing Tokyo’s financial district. The streets are even wider than other areas, a little park with a stunning modern fountain. Maundering around, more sushi is eaten, other areas are discovered on the underground, the big park this time, giant walkways shadowed by hundreds of year old trees, the branches providing cover ...