After a long day in the airport (it seems as if all Chinese flights are obligated to be delayed). In there airport there were lights on the ground that indicated different directions. At first I thought these lights were pointing to the exit but then I realized there was no sense whatsoever in the direction […]Read more "Blue skies smiling at us"
DAY ONE: We finally arrived in Beijing, who would have thought that it would take all day to get here! The flight from Shanghai played a nice video about the wonderful communist party of China and how they saved the country from financial doom. At one point the subtitles read: ‘We cannot help but admire […]Read more "The city of SMOG"
Again we woke up early, we wanted to head out the door at 7 so that we could make it to the T-CAT which would take us to the Narita airport that was an hour away by bus. Luckily we were told that Narita was much further than Haneda (which we flew into), which was […]Read more "Narita"
We woke up very early due to jet lag and the fact that we actually needed to be up early to meet our tour bus. The drive over to Mt. Fuji area took about an hour and a half. The highways are flanked by opaque fences so that the views from the bus were quite […]Read more "Our lady Mt. Fuji"
By this point we were pretty much ‘shrined out’ and although the buildings were beautiful – I think either of us would rather have been sleeping. In Kyoto, we neglected to notify the tour company that we needed to be picked up at the hotel and so the bus never came. After some nervous waiting, […]Read more "A tired visit in Kyoto"
We spent the whole day flying (from 6 till about 6). Getting back to Japan felt almost as good as I imagine getting home will feel. Japan is clean, and free, and clean – everything China fails to be. In fact, our guide, thought that it was a good thing that the government blocked facebook […]Read more "Salty watermelon and fireworks"
I always seem to feel a bit ill after so much travel, so I basically relaxed and threw up the first couple days I was in India. Bangalore was much larger than I realized it would be. My ‘hotel’ was actually a room in a country club, arranged for by Lakshmi and her soon to […]Read more "An Indian Wedding"