2010 04 27 - Tokyo day 5
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April 27th, 2010 – by: whereisavg
Akihabara was I name I had remembered from when I was totally into building computers. It was a mystic market that had all the newest high-tech computerparts first and then uploaded photo's that ended up on computertech-fora (like tweakers.net). Now I was in Tokyo and I was on my way to find this place. I knew I would have a hard time resisting to buy anything, especially while I am typing all of this on a laptop from 1997 that weighs about 4 kilo (but it is unbreakable, free, and has 2 batteries for 5 hours of typing). But Akihabara made it easy for me. There was no market, all there was were dozens and dozens of big computershops selling every type of computerhardware (and software) you can imagine. But the prices weren't special, there was nothing revolutionary new that I was interested in, and all the laptops/netbooks had keyboards that had Japanese stuff for Kanji-character-typing on them. The only thing I ended up buying there was icecream.
The good thing about Akihabara is that it has Maid-caffee's. These are the Japanese version of Hooters where girls dressed up in (mostly sexy) outfits are serving your drinks. It is quite expensive to get in and there is a 2-consumptions (also not cheap) minimum. The girls act completely hysterical all the time, making you sing songs or do a weird dance with them before they give you your drink. After 30 minutes you go crazy and want to get out, but untill then you have a great time.
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