We had a quick stop in Tokyo and then flew back to Los Angeles. We got to Tokyo via the Narita express, which costs about $30 for one way and takes about an hour to reach Tokyo. We saw the Tokyo-Edo museum, the Ginza shopping District, had a quick meal and then had to head back to the airport.
Tokyo has a massive metro/subway system, but it is somewhat odd because it is privatized and so different lines are operated by different companies. There is the JR company system, the Tokyo Metro and the Toei. Each has its own ticketing system and not all the lines overlap in a way that makes it easy to transfer from one line to another. Unlike the well integrated metro/tram/bus system in Prague (where one ticket will get you access to the well integrated public system), the Tokyo system is fragmented, as each company has a different naming and ticketing scheme for their lines. You can get maps of the whole system, but it takes a fair amount of work to navigate the system and the various companies ticketing systems.
We had some sushi at the airport and then took our last flight back home. Now our trip has come to an end. We hope that you have enjoyed our blog with all the stories of our travels and many photos. It has been an interesting experience to share our trip with anyone and everyone on the internet. This was our first experience blogging, and it was easy enough. Now that we are home, we have some more stuff to add (videos, budget, etc.) and we will also give an update of where we end up living, so anyone we met along the way can come and visit us in America.
For those of you who have never had a blog, the system we use (wordpress) has a way of tracking how many people visit our blog and what they click on. We usually had about 50 hits per post. For your entertainment, here is a list of the top 10 pages on our blog in terms of receiving the most hits as of today:
|Chile: land of the mullet||1,232|
|Where We Have Been||759|
|Where We Are Going||641|
|Sacred Valley – Pisac||545|
|Torres del Paine||289|
|Lombok: Gili Air||242|
|Thaipusam in Kuala Lumpur||187|