So it’s actually been about a week in Tokyo, but I’m going to split up the first post because a lot has gone on, and some things I want to keep in separate pages.
The first thing to start with, I suppose, is the flight from RDU to Narita. I had to transfer flights, so I made a stop at Dallas/Fortworth Airport in Texas first. Happily, I had both first class and business class tickets (frequent flyer miles are a lifesaver), so I got a TON of food from the flights 🙂 A lovely cinnamon french toast from RDU to Texas – which, actually, gave me a huge stomachache and led to some awkward buzzfeed-like conversation with my dad.
It was quite funny, actually. And a bit of relief for me, since I had never flown alone before.
Anyways, I had a two hour layover consisting of me…playing tsum tsum (yes, I got addicted to LINE games before leaving for Japan). When I got on the international flight, I did my last few snapchats, then went and explored the menu on the TV screens. They had Divergent, Maleficent, and Million Dollar Arm, all of which I wanted to watch back in the States. Yay for free movies. Although I found Maleficent absolutely terrible (Angelina Jolie’s acting in it….actually the whole thing was just horrible). The Sam Smith album made up for it, though (✌ﾟ∀ﾟ)☞.
In terms of food, I got three sets of meals on the plane – lunch, “snack” (probably called that since we were entering a different time zone), and breakfast. They were all much better than the french toast I got before, and they certainly didn’t give me indigestion…
Get ready for a photo dump.
Please ignore this arbitrary line because I need to make the pictures fit in the way I want them to.
Alright photo dump done. Don’t they all look so delicious? Surprisingly, airplane food can actually be good. Sorry for the bad quality of the udon picture, though – it was lights off on the plane, and I didn’t want to bother the neighbors. The breakfast portion was also what I thought would be the last time I could have cheese (it’s kind of expensive/rare in Japan), which is why I chose it for breakfast.
The plane ride was actually terrible, terrible, terrible. Even though I had a huge seat and lots of leg room, everything felt cramped and uncomfortable. My back was killing me. I was also the only young’un in that part of the plane, so I felt pretty awkward. Luckily, the stewardess was super nice, although I felt a little bad when she tried to take my Japanese newspaper from me since she thought I couldn’t read any of it. And when she commented on how I don’t eat noodles like an Asian (I eat slowly and “daintily”).
In total, my flight time was about 16 hours, with a three hour layover, making the trip about 18 hours long. More than half a day! You can tell just by looking at that number how tired I was after.
Oh, by the way, I took American Airlines, for anyone who wants to try and get those entrees