Sleepless in Tokyo November 13th 2019 We arrived in Tokyo after an uneventful 11 hour flight, featuring lots of films and no sleep.
Getting through the airport is a testament to Japanese efficiency and politeness; with gentle directions and lots of bowing (and with the chance to test out our first few tentative “konichiwa”s and “arigatou”s), the hordes of people are ushered through and we are out past customs in record tim ... read more
Asia » Japan » Tokyo In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
I don't like being away from home for that long, said Charlie.
Maybe 3 weeks, he said.
I suppose we could go a bit longer seeing as it's our honeymoon. Definitely no more than 4, though.
So we compromised and are going adventuring for a grand total of 66 days with a Collins Family Christmas squeezed in there.
Nine and a half glorious weeks.
Japan - New Zealand - Australia - Preston
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