09 September 2008


Now, we are in Mito, with good Internet access, so I am back in black. The drive to here was about 75% heaven and 25% hell. Of course, I am skeptical of the idea of hell, but if there were one, it would involve being lost in Tokyo in rush hour with a screaming baby and an agry wife.

Navigating in Japan is awful. There are no good signs on local streets; nothing is marked. Nobody has any idea where anything is and it's so fucking expensive. Just getting out of Nagoya, a total of ten kilometers was more than ¥1500 and getting lost in Tokyo was another ¥2000 and my sanity. We got so lost. The road we accidentally took was the elevated highway through Shibuya, and you have this weird sensation of flying as you are in between the high rise apartments.

I have a post about teaching English in Japan and John McCain's running mate Sarah Palin in me. We'll see if they both come out tonight.