Japan Fun Time 1.1

Hey Y’all!
I’m totally in Japan right now, jet lagged, and typing on my iPhone… So please forgive any grammar or spelling issues while I’m here. In fact, why don’t you just forgive any mistakes I’ve ever made?
Based on the feedback I got from y’all, I’ve decided to try to give you as much current info as I can during our trip. You should expect me to post about every other day. It will mostly be pictures, but I’ll throw in a few words when I have the chance to think (which I don’t do much of even when I’m not on a different continent).
Of course I’ll be writing as much about wine, sake, shochu, and beer as I can, but I’ve got a feeling that Stay Rad is gonna have more of a food and culture vibe over the next ten days.
Before I get into what’s going on, I wanted to give some quick shout outs to the cast of characters I’ll be kicking it with in Japan…
Mad props to Aim E. and PB for inviting us out to stay with them in Nagoya. Much respect to Lib for meeting us out here.
And, of course, I’ve gotta holler to my girl, Kara, for talking me in to coming (and for comforting me while I freak out on airplane trips all over the world).
Speaking of airplanes…
We had quite a trip yesterday… Which was Friday… Which for you is today…
It started on Thursday… Which is Wednesday here…
And by here, I mean Japan…
It all started in San Jose, CA…

From there, we went to Los Angeles…

And boarded a plane to take us on a 12 hour flight to Tokyo.
I brought tons of books and downloaded hella podcasts to keep me occupied during the flight. But I barely used any of them, once I realized our seats had videos on demand…

Baller status!
After watching 21 Jump Street, Captain America, The Princess Bride, a documentary on A Tribe Called Quest, and an episode of Faking It (in which a beer drinker from Chicago becomes a sommelier in San Francisco), I never want to look at a TV screen again.
After arriving in Tokyo, and going through customs, I bought a bottle if water…

Then it we got on a bus that took us to a plane that took us to Nagoya…

After picking up our bags, we walked through the doors to the outside world, where we were met by PB, Aim E., and Lib.
I hopped into the passenger seat…

And we headed back to Aim E. and PB’s apartment in Nagoya, where I crashed out…

It was all a blur.
I woke up at 4:00 this morning, and decided to write this post.
It’s Saturday over here, so it must be Friday where you’re at…
But that’s in the past.
Stay Rad,


5 Responses to “Japan Fun Time 1.1”

  1. jonnybrandy Says:

    have a good one!

  2. marcello Says:

    Being able to see Princess Bride was worth the flight .

  3. Jeff Eckles (@JeffEckles) Says:

    Let the whirlwind begin!

    • jeffisrad Says:

      Thanks for taking the time to read ’em all, Jeff. I just got back to the United States today, but I’ve got a few more Japan Blogs to write.

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