Nerdtour 2012: kaze wo hikimashita…

Urgh, I’m now on day 2 of a crappy head cold. It’s a little disheartening to learn the hard way that not all Japanese care enough about the people around them to cover their faces when they have a cold. In walking through crowds to and from stations, or standing … Continue reading

Nerdtour 2012: Tokyo Sky Tree – No, it’s not small!

So, on a sunny but brisk, windy day, it was time for a trip to the Tokyo Sky Tree, the tallest free-standing tower in the world. Trust the Japanese to make up for tiny little living spaces by building something humongous!

Nerdtour 2012: A Garden, A Meal, A Clock, Some Boats, and The “Statue of Liberty”

Well, I’m going to have to do this one in stages, but guess I can give you a little photo teaser of what everything I did on the first day (and dang near wore myself out doing!)

Nerdtour 2012: Phase Shift

This is pretty bad, I had intended to write something every day, but since I did so much on Tuesday (it’s Wednesday morning about 6 AM as I write) that I think I’m just going to write when I can about some of the things I did, whenever I get … Continue reading

Nerdtour 2012: A Typical Tokyo hotel…

room entrance

The first night in Tokyo, I stayed at a hotel, partly to unwind and rest from the trip, and partly so I could keep the stuff I’m hauling around close to the apartment I’m going to move into. All campaigns succeed or fail on logistics, and I was determined that … Continue reading

Nerdtour 2012: Day 1, and lessons learned (the hard way)

So, okay, technically it’s Day 1 and 2, but I don’t feel like counting the day that I travelled here, although it was semi-eventful, in that I navigated the Narita airport support system as well as the Japan Rail system, at least to a small degree!