Thirteen and a half hours later and I’ve arrived in Tokyo, Japan. The flight was pretty uneventful, however I must say I love the 747. So much more opportunity to move around the cabin and not be too cramped in my seat.
The onboard entertainment is pretty sweet…you connect to their WiFi using your own device and choose from a bunch of movies and TV shows that are on demand for free. It even pauses when they make announcements….pretty high tech. I tend to get movie ADD on planes so I watched: Friends, part of a documentary on Hawaii, part of Frozen, part of Forrest Gump, Delivery Man, Austin & Ally, A Christmas Carol, plus read magazines and books.
It’s also nice that they provide lunch, a mid flight snack and then breakfast. It’s rare that you get anything on flights these days, but I guess as you’re trapped on the plane for almost 14 hours they have to feed you! The nice Japanese lady beside me didn’t want some of her food and offered it to me, so of course I took advantage. Right before the mid flight snack I was ravenous, and scarfed everything down pretty quick.
Random moment: One of the flight attendants looked just like Bradley Cooper. Seriously they could be brothers. I kept doing double take a because the resemblance was spot on:
Let’s talk about the sleep situation….slept a bit. I popped a sleeping pill right after lunch and waited for it to work it’s magic. No luck…I think I slept for about an hour and a half in and out. So I took another one. I was wide awake for the middle of the flight then about 4 hours before we landed I passed out for a couple of hours. Total sleep time: about 4 hours or so. I’ve set all my clocks to Tokyo time and am just going to stay awake until a normal time tonight and then be set!
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Managed to navigate the two different train lines from the airport to the hostel. Wandered through the shops of Asakusa on my way. Can’t wait to take it all on once I’ve had a good sleep! Hopefully I can adjust easily to local time because tomorrow I head to Tokyo Disney Sea! I have been waiting to visit this theme park from the moment it was announced. Iany other Disney park on earth. They also have their very own version of The Magic Kingdom, which I will also be visiting. If you think I’m crazy for traveling to the other side of the world to visit a theme park, you don’t know me very well. However I will be taking in a couple of days of non theme park tourism, so I can see the real Tokyo and the awesomeness of Japan! Now off to grab a bite to eat, drink some sake and get a good nights sleep!