At last we have arrived in Tokyo. Been looking forward to this for quite a while now. Getting here was a breeze, 3 hours flight, skytrain to the closest subway and then taxi to our hotel. I did however have to do the most thorough security check I’ve ever seen (they even felt on the inside of my underwear and scanned my feet without shoes with a metal detector). We arrived at the hotel at about 8 local time and decided to go out for dinner. Every single restaurant we could find was full! We decided to wait and eventually got a seat at a cozy restaurant. The people working there didn’t know a single word of english but we managed to order some food. When we were cooking it we were suppose to guess a number between 0-9 and if something happened we’d win something. Apparently we guessed on one of the numbers in the weight of the meat and we won so we got 50% off of our next roast beef there if we ever return to that restaurant. We also tried the local highball which is whisky and soda mixed.
On our way home something funny happened. We were walking and walking and suddenly my mom says “there’s the hotel!!”. We walk inside and realise that it’s the right brand but not the right location. Luckily enough they could give us a map. On our way home we get to see Tokyo tower which is basically a small eiffel tower. Tomorrow we’re going out for sightseeing and I am so ready.
An update will hopefully follow tomorrow. It feels so good being outside the great firewall of China for the first time in 3 months and being able to browse facebook and instagram without having to use workarounds. It’s the small things in life…