Karaoke in Tokyo

Istanbul to Tokyo, arriving August 16th, 2005 – This is my second trip to Japan, for Maha it’s the first trip. But then again, Tokyo is hardly a culture shock for somebody born and raised in San Francisco who loves New York City. So Tokyo turned out as a place where we both felt immediately comfortable. This didn’t make the Subway ticket machine easier to use, and exactly as last time, a friendly Japanese came to the rescue to help us buy the correct ticket. And the fact that there was an earthquake just fifteen minutes before our delayed landing didn’t seem to upset anybody either.

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One Night in Istanbul

A stop in Istanbul wasn’t really planned – it happened by accident. Flights to Japan from Germany are expensive, and the cheapest flight had a stop-over in Istanbul. A 24 hour stop-over. So instead of hanging around at the airport, we went on and spent a night in Istanbul.

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