Hi James & Joel, Looks like your adventures have started already. Thank heavens for taxis. So far the Federal Election is not going to be settled early. ALP 72 seats Libs 73, Greens 1, and 4 Independents. We are now waiting for all votes to be counted, recounted and tallied. Still really sunny in Sydney.
How is your room? We were going to SMS you but did not want to wake u so early. We are enjoying your blogs, keep up the good work. Looking forward to more pictures.
Great blog!! Really enjoying your descriptions & photos – you write very well. Looking forward to the next entry!!
Great to hear you’re in Japan!
Dave gave me your site and I’m very excited to be following your trip. I am actually going to Tokyo next Thursday! 🙂
Keep me informed of any great finds or ‘must see/does’ over there.
I’m keen to learn what an old man walk is!
I’m loving your descriptions. Can’t wait to see the photos!
Tokyo Tower is such a wonderful landmark. The tower is the same even though its surroundings have changed so much
Thanks, guys, for documenting your trip for everyone to see. 🙂 I really enjoyed reading through your trip and can’t wait to visit Japan myself.
No mention of your health. Hoping that means you are feeling better now?
I felt just fine all day, but when I woke up this morning, I felt a bit congested. Guess riding on trains all day with thousands of people then going to bed at 1am is not entirely conducive to good health. Though, I felt fine again once I started moving.
Sounds like an exciting day! I am glad you started with a warning for me – though I was possibly more worried by that! The path certainly looks very minimal in places.
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Thank you Joel. Great blog. You write so well I can imagine being there, eating the interesting food, walking the roads, looking at the temples, riding on the trains. Your photos are very good and really capture the beauty and significance of place and the tastiness of the food. I will continue to read as you post. Warm wishes Bettina
Not sure there was much more to see on that Barrington walk than leeches and rain!
That’s a lot of walking!
Today’s gyoza count:
It does look so lovely and green. The trees seem very tall!
Thanks Joel for all your interesting inform. Glad to see that you are having a great time.
What a great experience! Looks like you had a lot of fun. Thanks for bringing us with you on your adventures.
How fun that you got to actually participate in the parade!
Thanks for being such an assiduous blogger, Joel. I can see and hear and taste your journeys and experiences and meals from your writings. Love the photos too. Keep on enjoying, warm wishes, Bettina
What is Japanese for “Mornington Crescent”?
Well, the station is Mōninton Kuresento. No idea what the game is named. =P
You’ve actually finished your blog in just over a week after you got back. Well done!
No photo of your feet after the walk to the post office?
No, possibly for the best.
Though I did take a photo of my feet after being rained on all day by Bualoi, which I neglected to include.
Wow that is quite a compilation of info and pictures.. I always found that taking pictures in Japan just comes out awesome pretty much no matter what.. maybe it’s the symmetry I don’t know… but it’s great! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the comment. To be entirely fair, remember that this post has a very curated set of a much larger collection of photos. =)
woww!! great writing, i enjoyed!
I would love to visit nikko!