I am back! It is good to be home.
It has been a while since I went on a trip to the USA. I no longer enjoy very long flights and flying to the USA takes a VERY long time. Then, there is the time difference which I find harder to adjust to as I grow older. Then, there are all those pre-dawn flights which means being at the airport at 3 or 4am which means waking up in the middle of the night. Then, there is the returning to Singapore past midnight. Really tiring.
There is always a need to layover in an Asian city and although some would complain about this, I actually enjoy such layovers. I always fly American airlines like United, Northwest or Delta to the USA and the layovers are always in Narita, Japan. It is the same this time.
A two to three hours layover is just about right. I would have enough time to have a hot meal and do some window shopping in the airport as well. On this trip, I had a bowl of hot udon soup on my outbound journey and a very delicious cheese and ham toast on my inbound journey.
|Many hungry for a hot meal!|
|A bowl of hot udon soup for 750 Yen. Think this is expensive? Try ordering the same in the USA!|
|DOUTOR has more than 900 outlets in Japan!|
|Croque Monsieur is a toast with three types of cheese and ham!|
Add a bottle of Genmai Cha for 550 Yen. Heavenly!
Ah, makes me feel like going on a holiday to Japan again. The JPY has weakened quite a bit since my last trip in December 2011. Should I? Hmm...
See photos of my December 2011 trip to Japan: here.