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Rainy Day in Tokyo

Back down to the subterranean world underneath the skyscrapers today, as the heavens opened.   Amazing place – felt like we were the only two Europeans in Tokyo surrounded by an army of office workers moving through the tunnels to and from stations and offices,...

Mount Fuji is there somewhere !

Today was a pre-booked trip out to Mt. Fuji.  Excellent organisation by the tour company with the  arrangements to pick us up at the hotel  working well and spot on time, and we were delivered to the main bus station with ease.   Off on Bus no. 1 to Mt. Fuji –...

Tokyo – traditional and modern

Day 1 of sight seeing – decided on traditional – a walk through beautiful Japanese gardens down to embark on a River bus to Asakusa – then lots of shrines, sculptures and all things old Japan.  Excellent day and we decided to have an early evening...

Arrived in Tokyo

Arrived in Tokyo – amazing place.  Staying in a sky scraper surrounded by seemingly hundreds of other skyscrapers.   The hotel’s skyscraper has media offices from floor 1 to 24, and then from floor 25 to 40 – it is a hotel.   Incredible.  Can’t wait to...

Circumnavigating the Planet

Well, plans are now well advanced for the next trip.  Am going out 4 days early to allow time for jet lag recovery and a quick look at Tokyo, then joining the Crystal Symphony.  Plenty of sea days to watch out for flying fish and dolphins, then stopping at Hawaii and...