1st Leg - Japan
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Ok well landing was interesting, clouds down till about 50/60 feet! Most of the tops of the buildings were in the clouds, wierd!
Got thru the airport fine but then realised that the only thing I knew about my accomodation was it`s name. I had no idea how to actually get there. At this point I couldn`t help but smile, what the f**k am I doing? I`m in japan with no clue where to go or how to get there. Thankfully the kind people at tourest info managed to figure out what train I needed to get at sorted me out a ticket with the ticket place next door. However this train didn`t take me all the way there, it took me about 2km away. At this point I should inform you that it was pissing it down. However I was feeling adventurous and there didn`t seem to be a tourest place at the station so I decide to try and walk to the hostel thru the rain.
Well eventually I found it, but this was still only 2 pm, please note that I had been up for 22 hours at this point. As I couldn`t check in till 5 I borrowed an umbrella and went off exploring the park behind the hostel which was beautiful.
All in all I`m pretty chuffed I have managed to have an adventure despite being here less than a day. Tomorrow I`m off to Tokyo to look for Scarlett Johannsen, lets hope I can find her.
I`m in Tokyo! (the place I am staying is a little out of the centre)
I decided to save some money by walking in to Tokyo this morning, using my trusty map. Two hours later I find myself well and truly lost, but knowing I am in approximately the right location. Gagging for a cup of coffee I decided to stop at the very first coffee place I found, having walked past about 10 Japanese coffee places in the last 20 minutes I imagined this would not be difficult. Well I decided to walk to the end of the next street I saw and lo and behold what appeared before me, but a shiny green Starbucks badge.
Anyway after recooperating a little in Starbucks and asking the staff where exacly we were I wandered off in search of a tourest information so I could find a HSBC and an Internet cafe.
Having found the tourest info place I started to take it easy, the lady pointed me to a internet cafe that was free, but only for half an hour. I don`t think you were allowed to use it for longer. This is where I typed up the last entry and some of this one. However I ran out of time and so was determined to head back to the area around my hostel and try and find one there.
Pan to four hours later and I have found one, however I think this is the dodgyest place I have ever seen! It is on the third floor of a wierd building and has stacks of manga comics and DVDs and videos, however a good proportion of these manga and DVDs are PORN! You can take anything you want from the shelves and go sit in a little booth.
Anyway that brings me up to date, more later.
Actually got up this morning at 4, so getting out of bed to meet Christoff at 6 was pretty easy. The fish market was amazing, so many different types of fish, some that I`ve never even seen before. Spent the rest of the day wondering around Tokyo, but as this was the 2nd time in Tokyo for Christoff, we got to see a load of places that the tourests wouldn`t normaly go and see, like the bottom of the harbour area looking out towards the sea (pretty awesome sight!).
Got back 4 ish and decided we would go and get a sample of Tokyo night life. We grabbed some beers to keep us going and just started to wander thru Shinjuku. We ended up finding a German pub, as this was the first obvious pub type thing we had come accross all night, we decided to go in. A couple of pints of Hoegarden and some Japanese international football action later we came sauntering out on a mission to find another bar of god forbid a night club.
All in all I have seen a very different side of Tokyo today!