27.07.2010 - 02.08.2010 32 °C
Just a quick update for what we got upto in Tokyo.
We went to a few of the famous areas for shopping, Asakusa/Akihabara/Shinjuku, didn't buy anything though, too expensive! We also saw some of the sights, the Imperial Palace which was amazing with beautiful gardens, went up the Tokyo Tower which is just like the Eiffel Tower.
We experienced some very interesting foods including eel, octopus, spear squid and some lovely bean curd "jam". The sushi was delicious, well worth the price we paid. Couldn't get enough of the Ramen noodle soups.
There was an exciting incident at one restaurant where Wayne nearly got chucked out for not taking his shoes off. We then realised, after we'd ordered our drinks, that the menus didn't have any English or even pictures, so after 20 mins of deciding how we could escape, eg. pretending Wayne was ill, we decided just to got for it and randomly pointed to a few things not knowing what they were or how much!! But it all turned out in the end, we got sushimi which was lovely and it didn't turn out 'too' expensive.
Our last night was spent with Wayne's school friend Alex. We went to a rooftop terrace bar overlooking Tokyo city. Then we went for some traditional Japanese pancakes which were delicious, swilled down with some beer and a good dose of Sake!!
One downside was that we had some little friends staying with us, in the form of cockroaches!! Anna wasn't best pleased!!! But our roommate enjoyed killing them, so all was good.
See you soon.