The Husband and I, Dinner on Our Last Night in Tokyo © Emily Shur 2009
Well, seems I took an impromptu break from my little blog baby….I didn’t mean to. It just kind of happened. At first, I meant to write a ‘sayonara’ type post before leaving for Japan. Then, I got caught up with the kind of crap one gets caught up with before leaving the country for a week. So, I planned to blog while I was in Japan, but once I got there, I was in my own little bubble. You know how that can happen.
I did have a great time as per usual. I also branched out a little bit this trip; going to some places I hadn’t been to before. I find that my favorite photographic excursions in Japan (or pretty much anywhere) happen in the more random of places, not the more popular. I will be getting my film back later today, and I have high hopes for some of the pictures I took in some extremely strange places where a typical tourist definitely would not go sight-seeing. Of course, I also went to some touristy spots, and I also did some damage clothing shopping. Whoops.
Every time we go to Tokyo, we seem to forget how tiring the city is, and that it is definitely not a vacation spot in any conventional sense of the word. It’s basically the same activity level as NYC, peppered with some serious jet lag and a language barrier. I still love it though. The Japanese and I share a love for many of the same things – champagne, raw fish, hosiery, jackets, cleanliness, and manicured landscapes to name a few. I look forward to seeing my pictures. I’ll share some soon enough, along with more specifics about the trip, once I am less groggy. This post alone has taken me almost an hour to write because I keep spacing out and re-reading the same line over and over. Zzzzzzzzzz.
Home sweet home. I am way happy to be back in The Baroness’ loving paws.