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Stop over at Narita airport

Tokyo, Japan

Have you heard of the 2010 Snowmageddon? That's what they named the surreal blizzard that hit Washington DC the day before our departure and forced most airports in the entire Northeast to completely shut down. I'm sure by now you guessed I'm about to tell that our connection was nowhere but the national capital itself.. So after 7 straight hours of phone calls and internet searching, sweat & tears (and chips and beers), we finally got confirmed on a flight out of Boston at 9am through Toronto on a very tight connection. We literally ran from our plane through customs and on to gate 173 to catch our flight to Tokyo. We barely had 5 minutes to spare before they started boarding. This time there was sweat but definitely no tears ;)

After another 13 non-stop hours in the sky, our feet finally touched ground in Tokyo. The monster flight went surprisingly fast compared to what we expected. Between movies, games, the numerous mediocre airplane meals and multiple siestas in the sky, we were in Japan before we knew it. We are now just waiting to board for the last leg of our trip. As ridiculous as it sounds, we are super giddy to be in Japan even if we're confined to the airport. Shopping in a foreign Country is the best!! :) With one final 7 hour flight from Japan to Thailand, we'll arrive at 11:45 PM (11:45 am Eastern time). Hopefully we will be able to catch a few Zzz's but not much rest for the weary as we kick off our tour of Bangkok first thing in the morning. Next blog: no more boring airplane stuff.. The real trip and the fun is about to start. Prepare to be jealous ;)

Posted by Rattrays 22:55 Archived in Thailand

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I am so, so glad you guys made it!! Hope you had a fabulous anniversary...can't wait to read more!

by Sam

YEAHHHHH!! So glad you made it... I'm so excited for you... exactly a year ago I was in Japan, so I can certainly understand your excitement.
Have fun, and Happy Anniversary... I'll follow along!!

by MC Dessureault

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