Lessons Learned

Day 77:  Japan

This morning we headed back to Camden’s Blue Star donuts before heading to the airport. I was sad to leave Tokyo, but excited to see the next city.  When we got to the airport I was excited to see Garrett’s Popcorn.  For those of you that don’t know, Garrett’s Popcorn is a Chicago staple.  I had no idea that they were also in Japan.  I guess you learn new things everyday.

Once we landed in Osaka we went in search of a taxi.  It took us awhile, but we were able to get one.  Little did we know that the taxi was going to be ridiculously expensive. We had maybe made it 6 miles and the ride was almost $75 US.  When we finally realized our mistake.  We redirected the taxi driver to the nearest train station.  It was an experience to lug all of our luggage onto the train.

However, the real experience came when we arrived at our apartment and found that the door that was supposed to be unlocked was in fact, locked.  I called our host who profusely apologized, but could not be there for about 15 minutes.  So, we decided I would wait for him while Brian ran over to a fashion launch at one of his favorite designers.  We decided to meet at the Ichiran down the street for dinner.

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