In Japan! Glee!

Well, it was a heck of a trip to get here (13 hours in the air, 4 hours on the trains/subways to get to my hotel), but I’m in Tokyo!

I’m so happy I could explode!

I mean, at the end of the day, it’s just a city. I’ve been to a lot of big cities, some (few) bigger than Tokyo… Shanghai and Beijing, for example… and I’ve only been here for a day so far. So it’s a bit early to make comparisons. But man, is it ever amazing to just be here. I’ve dreamed of coming to Japan for almost 30 years.

Upsides so far: the food. Breakfasts are cheap, healthy snacks grabbed at a convenience store, lunches are cheap bento boxes, dinners have been cheap but incredible meals (ramen day 1, and I almost cried as I ate it… so damn good).

Downsides: the timezone difference is messing me up a little, and being away from my incredible partner and cats is a little sad, but nothing insurmountable.

Anyway! It’s early morning on Day 3 in Tokyo (today Alex and I are doing super geeky stuff and a lot of walking, which I am PSYCHED about!), so I’m going to get some writing done for an hour or two before my day officially starts. I have almost another full week here before I head back to Canada, and there is so much to do and see in the city! Now, if I could just find good coffee…