Well, guess I’ll just put this little bombshell into the blog since I’m terribly lazy and don’t want to triple post my stuff (typing it once is enough). So I’ll be doing a lot of copy and pasting.
Behold, my unadulterated thoughts as I experience them:
Day 1- Narita and Shinjuku
July 16, 5:43pm, JST
The airport limousine service is more like a greyhound than a bus service, but act like a bus service with a monstrous amount of routes linking the airport (strangely enough, the “greyhound” the 3 of us boarded was almost full as well.) I couldn’t and shouldn’t complain, when I’ve personally experienced the airport bus service connecting HKIA to the rest of Hong Kong. While the comfort level is better than in HK, the traffic is not as there are traffic jams on the roadway bridges, and there’s a lot of bridges. Thus I think I missed the time slot to get to the Shinjuku Gyoen Park, maybe I’d get a chance later…
…and before this “greyhound” gets to Tokyo proper, I should mention that I’m mighty tired as the flight was 9 hours yet there’s only a change of approximately 2 hours(2:25pm-4:30pm)…
…bus departure time 5:15pm…
The hotel should be close as the “Greyhound” is off the bridge (finally), and before it got there, I just want to drop some points on the building design. Most of the buildings utilized the space it’s sitting on to the max, as I have not seen a single portion of the city that’s not covered in brick tile pavement, trees, or the building themselves. Additionally, some buildings actually conform to the shape the land they’re sitting on.
In the hotel room, finally. And it’s small, about 3/5th of the usual one in North America.
The crazy part is that some parts of the city looks like it has been literally shutdown while other parts are thriving with the daytime workers stepping out of the office and into the bars or go home. By the way, there are quite a few people in school uniforms walking about around.
One thing I actually want to take note is that some of the folks here rather bold with almost no bounds, with 2 guys trying to hold a street performance (and a policeman giving them a ticket for public performance, I think) the only positive highlight for me.
That’s it for the rambling from me, I really want a bit more rest before hitting the streets again in a few hours.
signing off at July 17, 5:21am JST (Yup, I’m from the future now :D)
Those 3 bowls of Soba? They’re totaled at less than 2000 yen.