Day 15 - Japan
Sunday, April 8, 2012: Breakfast was served at Dunkin Donuts very, very early in the morning: water, Coca Cola Light, sandwich wraps, and only one Boston Creme donut, because that was the very end of our Singapore money.
|Our first layover today was in Tokyo, Japan, one of our favorite places to visit. On our approach to Narita airport, there were golf courses everywhere, ...|
|... and we were perplexed by what this might be.|
|This was a cemetery, ...|
|... and this was us.|
|More golf courses, but more importantly, here are the train tracks for the Narita Express, the excellent train that brings passengers from Narita to downtown Tokyo.|
|It's Narita! Unfortunately, Narita requires transferring passengers to go through security again, so our 50-minute layover was nearly shot by that requirement.|
|We had just enough yen coins with us to buy exactly one delicious Royal Milk Tea from the cold vending machine.|
|Debbie made a dash for the restrooms specifically to use the awesome Japanese toilets. The not-so-subtle icon makes it clear which stalls have these modern wonders.|
|Yes, Debbie owns one of these, but there's something special about using them in the land of their origin. Plus, our version doesn't have the option to play the fake flushing sounds.|
|On the flight, we savored our one tiny can of Royal Milk Tea. It is truly the second-most delicious beverage on the face of the earth (after Diet Coke, of course).|
After another layover in Washington, DC, we arrived home in Indy at dinner time and treated ourselves to our first McDonald's fries in two weeks.
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