Left and right

Quicky: so, this bus driver likes driving on the middle lane a lot. Then you get overtaken on both the right and the left. I wonder if things usually work like this…

Last day

Sunday 9th November

This morning I packed my belongings, had brunch and chatted a bit with Junko-san. As things turned out I was just on time to leave and catch the Narita airport express bus, so I left in a bit of a hurry. That was a bit unfortunate, but on the bright side I will have a good trip to the airport, without transfers and will have time to spare on departure.

On my way to the airport.

More on ambulances

Quicky: on my way home, an ambulance came by. It’s just amazing to see how (IMHO) overly careful they cross a fully cleared intersection… Too slowly, just too slowly…

Wait, what?

Quicky: on my last subway ride of the day, something went wrong. Just after the train departed, it stopped again. Something was announced but I could lot make heads or tails of it.

As the doors opened again, nobody moved, so I figure I do the same. 😛 After a short while, we resumed the ride.

Yes, this was probably quite exceptional. At least in regard to all subway and train rides I had made during my stay in Japan.

Deja vu

Saturday 8th November – last day, kinda

To be fair, tomorrow, Sunday, will be my last day in Japan. I will depart for Narita airport and my flight will take off around 18h local time. Around midnight, local time, I will depart from Hong Kong and around 6:30h, again local time, I will arrive in Schiphol.

What my last day will look like, I don’t yet know. At some point I will have to “hand in” my pocket WiFi, which means I will have no more Internet connection on the go. But I suspect WiFi will be available at the airports.

But we’ll get to that tomorrow.
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Automated train

Friday 7th November

I’m a bit late with the update, but that’s because last night I spent talking with Junko-san and her husband, almost until it was time to check in for the airplane. That is, reserve seats on the airplanes that take me to Hong Kong and Schiphol…
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Wait

Quicky: to make sure you do not wait forever on a waiter (who does the waiting on you), you simply call out “sumimasen”, loudly if need be.

On Floors

Quicky: as you European folk are unused to, ground floor is called 1F, etc. First floor below that is called B1, etc.

Aygo

Quicky: the Toyota Aygo does not really exist in Japan. On the other hand, there exist almost countless of models in Japan, that do not exist elsewhere.

  • IQ
  • Spade
  • Ractis
  • Ist
  • Corolla Axio
  • bB
  • Camry
  • Sai
  • Allion
  • Premio
    And the list goes on…

Many models do not carry the Toyota logo on the front…

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