Outside and Starkers for the First Time

We missed our Bangkok connection in Tokyo because of a 7 hour delay in San Francisco, which left us with a 18 hour layover to find some trouble to get into. We found a little Ryokan to stay for the night, experienced the earth shake for a minute with a 7.4 quake and went to sleep. The next day we ate a delicious meal at a bakery (I think all food in Japan is amazing) and visited an onsen, a public bath that includes a natural hot spring. I wasn’t... Read More

Secure in Singapore

We made it out of Tokyo and have arrived safely in Singapore. I took a picture of the most interesting building within a block of us just to prove we’re here. As we were boarding the plane concern about the second reactor was growing. This morning, we heard about the explosion and now growing concern about a third reactor. We are grateful to be out, but will continue to have the people of Japan in our thoughts. Those who want to help can go... Read More

Bullet Train to Tokyo

We just arrived in Tokyo on a bullet train in our attempt to get to the airport. Our connecting train was cancelled, but we were redirected to Tokyo station. While the platforms leaving Tokyo were busy, our platform heading in was empty. When we got to Tokyo Station, the train to the airport was also cancelled. Not good. After three people told us it wasn’t going to happen. We managed to get ourselves on a bus headed to the airport. I am pretty... Read More