After 24 hours on the move we are finally in Tokyo, checked in safely at hour hotel.
The day started in Malmö at 7 am when we jumped on the bus down to the central station, we switched to train and was soon over the bridge and at Kastrup, where we departed from.
We immediately ran into some problems when the self check-in machine didn’t think that Levs passport and ticket matched but we got help at the SAS counter and everything worked out.
At 10:20 am our plane to Moscow took off, it was a small and crammed plane but the flight only took about 2 hours so it was ok.
I can’t say the time when we landed in Moscow as we went forward 2 hours and I get confused, haha. Anyways, we had like a 5 hour wait ahead of us and it was kind off a drag considering that the airport was really boring we had forgot to exchange some money into the russian currency. You live, you learn, I’m gonna get some rubels for the way back at least.
So yeah, we spent 5 hours at the airport, and I, of course, had by then developed a bad headache. After some looking around we finally a bench that was big enough for me to lay down on, with the soar neck and all.
From Moscow to Tokyo we flew with Aeroflot. Big and nice airplane, as well as staff that arranged for a veggie meal for me when I had forgot to reserve one ahead of time. The flight was a 9 hour one, I still had a really bad headache but managed to sleep maybe half of it, the rest was spent eating and trying not to throw up. Lev watched two movies (both with Tom Cruise, I hope he won’t turn to scientology now…)
It was really nice to land at Narita Airport, it had been a long day and we were both feeling tired, sweaty and overall, a bit gross. Narita is very efficient and there is always someone around to help you out, we just went up to the counter where you buy train tickets and showed her a map at the location of our hotel and she directed us to what train to take and when, also got maps of the very big and a bit confusing subway system.
We got on the right train, managed to do the switch at the right station and ended up at the metro station closest to our hotel.
Since we had a stupid and not very detailed map it was a bit confusing at first to find the hotel, we started walking in the wrong direction but soon found an information sign with a map and managed to find our hotel.
At 24 hours on the go we finally checked into our hotel, took a well deserved shower and just relaxed. First day here was slow, we arrived at 2 pm and we just went outside and got us some food at a grocery store.
Tomorrow we’re taking on Tokyo!