Stephen here. I have completely lost my voice, which has made communicating that extra bit more difficult, so prepare for a more verbose blog entry. The fact that people can still legally smoke in bars and cafes here hasn’t really helped matters. Viva la ban. Our next stop on the trip has been to the… Continue reading Electric city – Akihabara
Stephen: In the past few days we’ve ticked a bunch of things off of our lists. We headed over to the Meiji shrine first, where we were lucky enough to spot a couple of weddings. There was a bunch of people dressed in their traditional wedding gear, and a few even asked us to take… Continue reading It’s Harajuku and Shimokitazawa
Stephen: It’s 5am, after our first full day in Japan. We’re left feeling a bit like Scarlett Johansson in Lost in Translation at this point, with our body clocks thrown completely out of whack. Sleeping until 2.30pm was probably not our wisest ideas – but the 18 hour journey was pretty gruelling – even for me,… Continue reading The first full day
Hey guys, Looks like we’re all doing some form of an introduction before we head out to Tokyo at the beginning of next week. Other than severely dreading what my behavior will be like in my jet-lagged condition, I’m feeling organized, and reasonably prepared at this point! It should be said that I am the… Continue reading Grace: Ready to go (kinda).
This trip has been well over a year in the making, and we’re finally down to less than a week to go before we head to the airport to fly East. Me, Grace, and Al are going to Japan for three weeks – somewhere that has been on my personal bucket list for as long… Continue reading Stephen: Final preparations