Friday, October 10, 2008


Well, it`s finally all happening. As many of you know the big travel plans have been delayed by one week, but now with our Chinese visas secured there`s nothing left to do but get on the slow boat to China tomorrow morning. How slow is a slow boat to China, you ask? Well, it takes approximately 50 hours!  

Last night in Japan
Two tired travellers get off the subway somewhere near Osaka port. They wander towards the area map hoping to find HOTEL A BEST marked there. Before the map can even be read a man comes up to offer help. He calls the hotel for them, he asks the station staff for directions, and he guides them to the correct street where he hails a taxi for them. Helpful beyond comparison right to the very end.
Thank you people of Japan.

And now from the clean comfort of Hotel A Best there`s nothing to do but wait for our ship to come in.  By the way, the last supper ended up being... a bento on the bullet train. Classic!


A message to everyone who has contributed to my life in Japan:





Debbie said...

Bon voyage!!! Safe travels!

kao said...

Ian and Tara, take care of yourself.

Meaghan said...

mmmm bento.

<3 good luck guys!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Ian-san and Tarasan,

I am Takeshi who went to Sumo with you.

Thank you for the email.

I hope you will have a nice travel!

See you someday.

your friends in Japan said...

Thanks to everyone for commenting.

Thanks, Debbie, we're taking all the precautions we can. :)

Hi Kaori, thank you for commenting. I hope your lessons with Steve are going well. :)

Thanks, Meaghan. Mmmm, indeed. I miss bentos already!

Hi Takeshi, thanks, and I hope we can see sumo again next year!

-- IAN