Continued from Ueno Day 4.
Like all other days here, the day starts out in middle of the night with a Lawson food run.
Took this photo on the way back to hotel from Lawson. Hotel is literally separated from the subway entrance by a coffeeshop in between. This made it easier on us during the rain a couple of days ago.
They had okonomiyaki! We are leaving Tokyo today for Hong Kong, and I realize that I haven’t had okonomiyaki on this trip, so one from Lawson’s will have to do.
We look ridiculous with all of our giant packs. It’s 11am and time to check out. The hotel will hold our luggage while we lunch, then we will head to the airport. Ugh, gonna be such a long travel day.
Hate to leave such a beautiful day here in Tokyo. The only minor regret that I have about leaving Tokyo is that I did not get to see Tsukiji Fish Market for one last time. The fish market is moving at the end of the year, and it will never be the same again. I had read an entire book(Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the World) about it just before coming on this trip. But I had already visited the market twice in the past, and a third visit wouldn’t really yield anything much for me, and especially not while carrying a baby around in a busy working market. Oh well, time marches on and things change.
In 10 min or so, made it to the train station. On this entire visit to Tokyo, we did the very unusual thing of only taking two trains, one from and one to airport. Other than that, we took zero public transportations and just walked everywhere in Ueno. Kinda cool I think.
She’s farting up a storm….I hope there isn’t more poop. She already pooped twice last night, so with some luck, we won’t have to change a poopy diaper on the go. It’s always a victory when you don’t have to change a poopy once outside of your home base.
Where does she get all of her energy? She’s squirming and talking and jumping nonstop. Seriously…mommy and daddy are so tired already. We’ve already been up all night and will still have much more to go. Please go to sleep!!
There are lots of tourists here from either Taiwan or mainland China. They all seem to have a new box of ricer cooker that they are bringing home with them. Out of all the possible items to get, why is the rice cooker the “in” item to purchase?
RL gets an early taste of China. Our fellow passengers consists of Hong Kong residents and also mainland Chinese residents. The little old lady in black(a mainlander) cuts RL in line by knocking her aside right as she was going to get her ticket scanned. Seriously?? We are already missing the polite people of Japan…HK residents also share a common dislike for mainland Chinese.
I am flying on a HK airline, a place where car seats are not required in a car for a baby. Yet, they require that I use this seatbelt on my baby while on the plane? Mixed up of safety priorities you think?
This turned out to be a very difficult plane ride. PL was fussy on take off, and started crying. There was no where to walk her around since it’s a single aisle plane. The seats were cramped, and they never dimmed the lights in the cabin.
After lots and lots of rocking while being strapped to the seat, finally got her to fall asleep. For the next two hours, my arm would be numb. I guess it’s the price I pay for a sleeping baby. RL and I are also getting exhausted by now due to jet lag. It’s about 5pm in the afternoon, so it’s usually when we get the most tired, but since I am holding the baby, there’s no sleeping for me. Oh yeah, we also woke up at 2am last night…
You have a lot of time to look around when you are holding a sleeping baby. I realized that the seats on this plane has a little foot step on the side for you to reach the overhead compartment. I don’t believe I’ve seen this on American flights before, probably due to Asians being shorter and need that boost in height.
PL wakes up groggy, then for the next hour, we had to hold her while she goes into berserk mode and flirts with all the passengers around us. Then she gets tired and starts to cry and fuss, and I had to rock her to sleep all over again. We Are So Exhausted!! Even though it’s only a 5 hour flight, we felt almost as tired as our 13 hour flight.
For once, the 7-Eleven failed us. This was the smallest 7-Eleven in the world and also they did not have a great selection like ones you’d find in Japan or Taiwan. Sad!!! Ugh, still tired, and still hungry.
We are spent, ate a quick bite and it’s time to go to bed. We’ve been awake for almost 24 hours now, must sleep!
To be continued at HK Day 2.