I’m going to just write a short post with no photos because I’m so tired right now…
The flights to Japan were fine. As comfortable as any 17-hour air trip could be… I watched The 300 twice, passed in and out of consciousness many times, and probably did some serious damage to my ears. I sketched a bit too (a Spartan chicken).
I had no trouble going through customs, and met Yukari from AEON as well as 4 other teachers here to train with me. There are others but I haven’t met them yet. We took a bullet train from the airport to Nagoya, and arrived here at the hotel around 4:30. Took a shower, got the room just slightly set up, then went out to see the town. It’s pouring rain here — there’s a typhoon nearby that is going to put the spoiler on our first weekend, but oh well. I’m still so happy!
After showering, we headed out into the rain and wandered around. I’m soaking wet now… >_< After exploring some department stores and walking around the local blocks, 3 of us finally stopped at a little hole-in-the-wall joint nearby. We were so tired, and I was the best Japanese speaker of the group, so we had a lot of trouble ordering food. ^^" First we ordered from the drinks menu, because I was too exhausted to realize they were drinks... and nobody else wanted to drink so I ended up drinking all the shochu and getting a bit drunk. Then we ordered a whole ton of kebab style food, which was tasty, except that we ordered like 5 sticks of liver... 2 of them were tasty, but 3 were really gross (I can still taste it when I burp). It was a nice place, and the owners were very amused at my very exhausted and pitiful attempts at ordering in Japanese. I'm determined to go back there tomorrow and do a better job.
We also went down to a local manga shop and some other random places, but its all a blur to me now. So sleepy. My hotel room is very cozy, and the washlet is fantastic! I'll post some pictures tomorrow when I have the energy. I've been up and out for... 30 hours now? I think... I can't count anymore. I need to sleep. Goodnight!
Edit: Here are some photos!
My hotel room
Every house should have a washlet