Memo-Narita is NOT Tokyo

LOCATION: Narita Airport JAPAN
Local Time 10.47 am
Weather is overcast but very warm and humid. Shorts and singlet weather!

So we’ve landed in Japan and we're about to head off again, currently sitting in the Free Yahoo cafe in Narita Airport, which is cool!
Note we're at Narita Airport, NOT Tokyo as we previously thought. Having told everyone we were stopping in Tokyo we feel like right idiots finding out that we're in Narita, which is most certainly NOT Tokyo. Its like landing at Newcastle, thinking you were in Sydney, might as well be worlds apart. We didn't find out until we asked how to get into Tokyo, and the hotel lobby guy told us it was too late (at 8pm) to go. We googled it and found it was a 2 hr train ride away. Gah!
So thats a little annoying, and as a result we didn't really get to see anything beyond the hotel and a convenience store across the road from the Hotel. Oh well!

I had an epiphany last night. And then felt like a twit when I told M, as he'd realised it ages ago. We fly out of Japan at noon local time. We're in the air for just over 12 hours, so even though we land at 4pm London time, it will feel like midnight. I'm going to be buggered!!!
M laughed at me and said he had known this all along. :(
oh well.

Had a coffee at the airport. My choices were Cappucino, Cafe latte, Cafe Mocha or Double Espresso. Espresso it is! After the worlds tiniest UHT milk was added, it actually looked just like I like it! Success! Unfortunately, as is common with my coffee drinking style the second half was cold before I remembered to drink it. Oh well.

Weird encounter with Japanese Police in the airport too. Having just decided to head down to Security to make our way to our gate, two Police officers stopped us asking what we were doing. I answered in a slihglty bewildered fashion and they askled for our passports. After jotting down all our information, including Birth place (St Leonards for me, Sydney for M) & asking for our occupations, we were on our way.
Odd!

5 kindred spirits ~ This bugs them too!:

Eca said...
August 30, 2008 12:02 AM

So now you know what this 'jetlag' thing everybody talks about now is ;o)

digitalglitter said...
August 30, 2008 12:10 AM

Oh, and muchos sympathy on not seeing Tokyo, that is a giant bummer! :(

Anonymous said...
August 31, 2008 11:11 AM

I can't believe the amount of photos you already have on Flickr!

I will have to reciprocate with lots of photos of Tokyo for you.

-lou

K said...
August 31, 2008 12:54 PM

Hope you're having a great time regardless of missing Tokyo!

Network Geek said...
September 06, 2008 7:42 AM

Yeah, from what I understand the Japanese police are just like that. And, the Japanese people volunteer to let them be like that! I read somewhere that when someone in Japan moves to a new neighborhood, they go to the local police station and introduce themselves so that the local cops know who they are. Voluntary fascism! Only in Japan.

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