Blogs from Narita, Chiba, Japan, Asia - page 7


Asia » Japan » Chiba » Narita March 1st 2006

Well, i arrived safely in Japan, Narita. The flight was great, it was about 7 to 8 hours long, and when we touched down it was about 7pm and 5 degrees outside. Bloody cold !! Compared to hot and humid Cairns. Had a couple of meals, a couple of free alcolohic drinks - hmmm Champagne, a couple of movies, Walk the line and In Her Shoes. My Cousin Troy who works in Tokyo as a teacher, met me at the Airport, after i was really confused and almost got lost ! I checked into the hotel, Narita Nikko Hotel and went up to the Bar on the top floor overlooking the Airport, it was really nice. We had a couple of beers and caught up. Then we jumped on a shuttle bus, and headed into Narita ... read more

Asia » Japan » Chiba » Narita February 24th 2006

Having feigned sleep to avoid trying to avoid pegion english conversations I finally arrived at Tokyo Narita airport. I caught the "local" train into Tokyo itself which seemed to take forever, despite it being called "Express". I walked from Tokyo station to the hotel which was in a fantastic area - very buzzy and seemingly full of restaurants, ski shops and bookstores. I headed out for a spot of lunch in a shokudo which is a cheap eating bar with fanstastically detailed plastic models of the food you were about to buy in the window. Upon entering the bar you choose your food and pay at a vending machine which serves you a token which you then use to collect your food and eat it at the counter. I had some noodles with something in them, ... read more

Asia » Japan » Chiba » Narita February 8th 2006

Well I haven't got anything extremely interesting to write for my first blog entry because all I've done since I left Cheltenham yesterday is: 1. Sit on a coach (from Cheltenham to Heathrow) 2. Sit on a plane (from Heathrow to Narita, Toyko) 3. Sit on a chair (in Narita Airport) 4. Sit on a chair (in a free internet cafe in Narita Airport) Still, at least I've found something free here. Gotta hang around until 10pm (local time) for my flight to Sydney.... read more

Asia » Japan » Chiba » Narita January 6th 2006

the first leg of my flight is over (about 11 hours) and now I'm sitting in the Narita airport (near Tokyo, Japan) waiting for my flight to Bangkok. LAX was packed this morning. Tons of Texas Longhorn fans were heading back home after supporting their team at the Rose Bowl last night. I tried to congratulate every last one of them for beating USC. What a game. Vince Young of Texas was amazing. Being a UCLA fan, a loss by SC is always a good thing in my book. With the crowds, I needed every bit of the 2 hours from drop off (thanks to the Silvesters for taking me to the airport) to get to the gate. I met a cool girl in the security check point line at LAX (and a long line it ... read more

Asia » Japan » Chiba » Narita December 21st 2005

On my trip to Japan, I went with two other people, Jenny and Gerard. Jenny is my roommate and Gerard is an exchange student from Spain. We really did not have a set plan on where we wanted to go, what to see, or even where to stay. We bought a Lonely Planet (a travel book) and basically lived our two week lives in Japan off of that book. One thing was for sure and that was that we were going to see as many cities as we could. We arrived in Japan in the city of Narita. From Narita we decided to head to Tokyo and stay there for a night. We ended up in Ueno, exploring that city for the night.... read more
Riding the Shinkansen (Bullet Train)
The Red Light District I
The Red Light District II

Asia » Japan » Chiba » Narita May 3rd 2002

One in night in japan as an airline courier !... read more

Asia » Japan » Chiba » Narita August 17th 1997

Wow. After a full day transiting in Singapore by myself, I'm on my way to Minneapolis, Minnesota via Tokyo. Have a couple of hours transiting in Narita - Tokyo, so I started to reflect on what has been going on for the past couple days. I feel so insecure about everything, maybe because this is my first time go abroad by myself. No mommy or daddy or anybody around me, showing me around the immigrations or transiting between flights. Or maybe because I know my life will be changed forever from this point on. Or maybe since I'm carrying a lot of cash. LOTS of money, which I found out a little too late that this amount of cash to carry around is illegal in most country, including the United States of America. On the other ... read more

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