So! For my first post in ages: I’m in Japan! I’m here to make a short documentary film about Scott Groom, an SA scientist who is based in Kyoto studying bees. I’ll be here for 10 days, thought I’d try to bring you along for the ride. Apologies for the low quality phone photos, I just haven’t felt like being the huge-camera-tourist yet.

Ok so this entry is about travelling. Let’s start with an obligatory plane photo:

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Followed by an obligatory Singapore airport koi pond photo. (Really big koi!!)

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I had a stopover of about 9 hours in Singapore, so I pottered about a lot, had some delicious dinner:

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And a really good massage (but it resulted in a serious case of “massage-chair-face”)

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This is my first glimpse of Japan, flying in to Tokyo airport!

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Was pretty wiped by the time I got to Tokyo and had another 8 hours to kill. Spent a lot of it napping on chairs. Had a good comfort meal of chicken soup, rice and iced chai.

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Eventually it was time to fly to Osaka. This is Osaka airport, where I was picked up by a shuttle bus and delivered another two hours away at my AirBnB host’s home!

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This is my comfy room! Complete with sliding doors and tatami mats and futon!

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I’ll post more adventures soon!

– Emily