Archives for: October 2004, 09
I don't think I've ever been this tired in my life, well maybe once. It's good to be home after almost 24 hours of travel and skipping a night of sleep.
I felt my first earthquake in Tokyo in the middle of the night. I dreamed I was back on the plane and going through some turbulence, then woke up and felt the room shaking some more. It didn't frighten me at all, though maybe it should have, I just felt a little disoriented. I did fell dizzy the next day, though some dairy could be the culprit there. One tip...when in Tokyo, don't go to an Italian restaurant. The food was good, but nearly impossible to be compliant.
I was surprised with how little I could communicate and how often I ate out (and how much I ate!) that I didn't once get any gluten. If I were in America and couldn't speak English, I'd hardly have survived a week of eating out. The main thing to look out for was the soy sauce, as wheat flour still isn't that common there, unless you order special dishes like fried foods, breads, noodles.
We made it out just an hour before Tokyo got hit by a large Typhoon. The air was very turbulent for the first hour, I had to clutch the little bag just in case, but didn't have to use it.
More later! I really liked Tokyo, but did start to miss home and the open spaces of the Western US. It was rainy most of the time, so I also missed blue skies. It's good to be back!