But at the end of the month, there is feasting! Starting today until Tuesday is the Eid. No work, all play. Lots of people take vacation at this time and go to the beach or other relaxing spots. I am gladly participating in this. I'm pleased to announce that Mark and Egypt is now coming to you live from Japan!
Getting to Kagoshima, Japan from Cairo is not the simplest task. I left Friday morning on KoreanAir with two stops--one in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and the other in Seoul, South Korea. Both flights together were about 11 hours. I spent in an hour and a half in Uzbekistan. Here's proof:
This is all I saw of Uzbekistan besides the duty-free shops and the bartender rocking out to Uzbeki music.
The plane ride itself was fine. The flight attendant gave me my meal as well as instructions on how to make my meal. For plane food, it was pretty good but that might be because I'm proud I mixed the ingredients together.
After eating, I watched Terminator Salvation and then promptly fell asleep. When I woke up, (dare I do it twice?) I woke up with... KoreanHair.
From Seoul, I flew on Asiana Airlines to Fukuoka, Japan. That flight was only an hour long. And in Fukuoka, I met my hostess--super-human Anne Recinos of the illustrious Brown Class of 2009. There, we took a 2 and a half hour train to Kagoshima, and I promptly passed out after a fully day of traveling.
That night, we took a walk to a local outdoor mall-ish area where I went to an arcade. And got to play Taiko-version of Dance Dance Revolution. And a DJ-version of Dance Dance Revolution. I looked for Dance Dance Revolution itself but it was no where to be found.
I am definitely going back to the Arcade later in the week. It was a lot of fun and I also need to win that giant stuffed animal pig.