Saturday, July 20, 2013

Pacific Tour Part 2 - Japan Day 1

We got into Japan around 4PM.  The flight on Japan Air Lines was great!  We were served 2 great meals, with chicken, rice, salad, fruit, and yogurt!  I got to watch 3 movies GI Joe: Retaliation, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, and Finding Nemo (dozing in and out.  I can’t seem to get good rest on flights… this was a 12 hour flight, so we were exhausted and hungry when we got to Tokyo.)  When we got to the airport, we had to navigate our way to baggage claim.  Thank God we had a wheel chair pusher to guide us because I’m sure we would have gotten lost!  Damian found a taxi bus that would take us to a hotel close to our hotel.  When we got there, we had to take a taxi from the hotel we were staying.  The catch was, it would be leaving in 20 mins!  It was kind of hectic making sure they would accommodate taking the scooter due to the language barrier.  Well, when we finally got to the hotel we were enthusiastically greeted by the front desk staff, and showed to our room.  It was a handicap accessible room with instructions in Japanese.  It was only 7PM and we were exhausted and hungry!  We decided to venture out of the hotel and try some local restaurants.  There was a place that caught our eye not too far from the hotel!  Very interesting… was a vending machine where you ordered your meal.  The catch was we didn’t understand ANYTHING because it was completely in Japanese. Didn’t know what we were ordering.  Luckily pictures and the guy behind us helped us out! We were hungry! We decided to try our luck with a picture of some chicken dish with some sides!  Consensus was that it was probably OK and that we should try it!  I figured that we were in a new country, so we needed to “live a little on the wild side”.  Well, I could not believe what a GREAT CHOICE WE MADE!  The chicken was tender, the salad was fresh, the miso soup was tasty, and rice was moist! The portions were just the right size to leave me satisfied, but not stuffed!  It was kinda funny cause we totally stuck out!  Mainly because we were slap happy from exhaustion and had no idea what we were doing.  After our delicious meal, we made our way back to the hotel and crashed at around 830 PM.  The next day we would be ready to see what kind of adventures Tokyo had to offer.

Stay tuned for more updates.  We will be blogging throughout the trip.  Please consider a donation to help us spread our message of post treatment “thrivership” throughout Japan and the Pacific Ocean.  Click here to support us and stay tuned for the next update.

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