Posted tagged ‘travel’

Tokyo or Bust

September 5, 2009

Well, I’m here! After a grueling day of travel, travel, travel, I managed to make it to my roommate’s house and sort of wander around in a daze for a couple hours before SLEEP. And of course I woke up super early at 5:30 AM… thanks, jet lag.

My flight was pretty uneventful, and I made it through immigration and customs in no time. I bought a bus ticket to where I was supposed to meet my roommate, found a payphone to call her, and also shipped the bulk of my luggage to my dorm so I don’t have to lug it around the next 10 days. I finally met Haruka at 8 PM, which means I had been travelling since 1 PM my time = 5 AM Tokyo time = ALL DAY. But I am so glad to be back!  And it’s crazy to think that the last time I saw Haruka was in DC, before my whirlwind of a summer. That all seems so far away now!

Today I am hopefully going to get my cell phone and a camera. I really need a camera (hence the lack of pictures so far). Once that’s settled this blog should get a little more interesting.

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One Week and Counting

August 28, 2009

I am on my way to Tokyo next Friday, September 4. The only thing I can say? I am super excited. I’m arriving a little early so that I can get myself reacquainted with Tokyo before moving into my dormitory. Here’s the plan:

  • 5 days with my former roommate, who lives in Tokyo
  • 2-3 days with my good friend from Kyoto, shopping and doing Tokyo Disneyland =)
  • September 14: move-in day!

    I spent two months in Tokyo last year interning for Five By Fifty, an awesome market trends/research company in Shibuya. So, basically – I know my way around Tokyo. But those two months made me only more determined to come back. There is so much to see and do there and I know I will have hardly scratched the surface even after my upcoming year. I’m looking forward to it!