Japan: Tsukiji Tuna Auction and Tedious Air Travel

My alarm is going off. How can my alarm be going off? I just fell asleep 5 minutes ago.
Nope, I am mistaken. It really is 2:30 already. I fell asleep 3 hours ago. Why would anyone ever want to wake up at 2:30am? There’s no better reason than a good old fashioned market. A Tokyo Fish Market, to be exact.

Japan: Birthday in Tokyo

I wake up to so many wonderful birthday messages from my friends and family, all of whom I miss terribly on a day like today! Everyone has been so supportive of my globe galavanting, and as much as I love being out here, it’s so nice to hear from everyone back home.
I’m not ready to be 22.

Japan: Robot Restaurant and Other Strange Tokyo Things

After not getting back to the hotel until about midnight last night, I have another late morning. I’ve only got two and a half days in Tokyo left and need to make the most of it! If only sleep weren’t necessary.

Japan: Cat Cafés and Earthquakes

I sleep in quite late compared to all the 6 and 7am mornings I’ve been having over the past two weeks. I feel guilty sleeping in, when we have so much stuff to fit in over the next couple of days! Dad is an angel not to wake me.

Japan: Kyoto to Tokyo

It’s our last day in Kyoto. It’s a city that I could spend A LOT more time in, but it’s hard to fit every thing in over a three week period. I need to spend some time in Tokyo!
We check out and spend the morning walking around Teramachi for the last time. It’s so nice to walk around with just our day packs and not to worry about our big luggage. It’s probably sitting safely in our Tokyo hotel as I type.

Japan: A Day in Nara

I wake up at 1:30am. This is not good. I don’t usually struggle so much with jet lag, but today it’s getting the best of me. I can’t get back to sleep so I waste time taking an awesome shower in our awesome bathroom. I would basically just like to duplicate this entire restroom in my permanent home. Though, I think I can do without all the bidet buttons and stuff for the toilet. That ain’t me. Bring on the heated seat, though.

Japan: Finally Here

The day is finally here! I feel like I’ve been waiting for this day forever. Since returning home from my last trip in September, I’ve been planning to get away again. At first I thought I’d leave for Asia in December, which somehow became February, which then turned to March.