Monday, June 25, 2007

Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo To Go

I've been sitting here for about five minutes, trying to think of a good way to explain how exhausted I am, but I'm at a loss. Today technically started when I woke up on June 23rd, without a single thing packed. Of course, I waited until the last minute to do it, so let's hope I didn't forget anything important.

We left for the airport at 4:30 AM, and I pretty much slept until we got to LA. From LA to Tokyo it is typically an eleven-hour flight, but since we had brake problems (which is always what you want to hear on a plane), we had to sit on the plane an extra two hours before taking off. I barely slept during the flight, opting to watch The Painted Veil (boring), Bridge To Terabithia (lame), Wild Hogs (kill me), and Shooter (Mark Wahlberg is awesome).

I have to admit, I was really dreading the moment the plane would land. Not because I was worried it would crash, but because I wanted to be home. I felt so stupid for leaving. What did I know about living on my own, let alone getting around in an extremely foreign country? And 42 days was seeming like a really, really long time. The entire game of Survivor takes place in less time than that. And those people go crazy!

Well, once I landed I wasn't filled with nearly as much homesickness or regret. Although, Pearl isn't free after July 21st, so instead of hanging around by myself in Tokyo, I might look into going home early so I can spend more time with my friends and family before I leave for Egypt. We'll see.

Anyway, all doubts evaporated once I actually saw Japan. This country is insane. There are so many chimes and songs and flashing lights. It's pretty hard to describe, and is something everyone definitely has to experience.

I got lost a couple of times trying to make my multiple train connections on the way to the hostel, but I eventually found the place with not too much trouble, got into bed, and passed out after admiring the awesome view from the room.

1 comment:

g-mom said...

I already gave my comment - but maybe now I've done it "officially"? - anyway, as I said before, loved your blog - loved the quirkiness and descriptions - felt I was there with you almost everywhere (well not in the loo's of course) and can't wait to hear about Cairo. My suggestin - drop the blog name - much too blatant!!!! xxxg-mom