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LesandWhit’s Travel Diary

Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009

Location: Tokyo, Japan

MapWe have made it safely to Tokyo!!! It was an 11 hour flight that went very well...we were in the first row of our section and there was a huge gap between our row and the next section so we had unlimited leg room!! Made the flight SOOO much better! Getting to our hostel was another story...we found out the airport is 1 1/2 hours away from the city and would have cost $250 if we took a cab! So we had to navigate the subway to get here...definitely an adventure to say the least but we made it successfully. We crashed hard last night, as we were up 24 hours straight traveling. Today we went into the GINZA district which is very similar to NYC with tall buildings and exclusive shopping. Tokyo IS HUUUUUUUUGE and it would take us months to see all the parts so we are just going to do our best to see as much as we can. So yesterday we tried to get some lunch and couldn:t find a single place with any english on their menu so we went with the next best option; menus with pictures! we sat down and i just pointed to what looked good since i couldn:t read a single thing on the menu and luckily i was given this amazing soup with noodles and veggies; yummyyy. At about 2 pm yesterday whitney and i were feeling exhausted again so we decided no big deal, lets just go back to our hostel and take a nap. Well, we went to lay down at 3pm and next thing we knew we both woke up and it was MIDNIGHT!!! we died. nothing else to do so we went back to sleep for another 7 hours, haha. we are the only 2 people in the entire hostel up right now typing away b/c it:s soo early!!