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Arrividerci, Japan

As we still can't say goodbye in Japanese

It is with no small amount of sadness that we bid goodbye to Japan tomorrow. Yes my friends. Tonight we board an all night bus only to disembark and board a ship that will cart us off to China in a mere 54 hours. (We repat: of course we can do this on a shoestring budget. No, it will not be pretty.)

And so without further ado or fanfare, I give you facts and figures, bests and worst, a complete salute to the Empire of the Rising Sun:

Number of visits to your best friend and mine, the Sushi Train: 2

Number of tasty Starbucks beverages consumed while feeling massively guilty for our expensive Western addictions: 3
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Number of temples/shrines viewed in the last 21 days: 945,067 (aprox)

Number of Japanese women seen walking in heels over 3 inches, thus inducing some serious knock-knee: Really can't count that high.

Worst meal in Japan: As featured below, hot dog buns, cheese, canned corn and tea

Best meal in Japan: I don't recall, did I mention Sushi Train?

Song most played on shared IPOD: On the Road Again (we heart Willie Nelson!)

Number of photos Sarah took of postcards as she was too cheap to buy a real one: 5

Times that Dont Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead immortal mantra "justice is served" has been repeated: 28

Number of unattractive and social akward Western men spotted PDAing with hot Japanese women: 472

Lost in translation:

Number of nights we attempted to stay out until 5am to appreciate the Tokyo night life: 1
Number of nights I fell asleep at the bar while attempting to stay out to appreciate the Tokyo nightlife: 1

High: Fushi Inamari. Go there one day. You'll fall in love with it.
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Low: Coming dangerously close to being kicked out of the dirtiest hostel in Japan, as we were blamed for bringing cockroaches from America with our dirty ways. (Please note: my mother stuffed my bag with rubber cockroaches...)

Japan, Pay the Bribe salutes you for three lovely weeks. You'll always be the first one.

Don't worry..we'll always have Tokyo.
Hmmm...somehow not quite the same ring Boggie had, but oh well.

Posted by lbassi 03:41 Archived in Japan

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