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Ueno and Asakusa – our first exploration

After a traditional japanese breakfast we went to Ueno Park, where we found some smaller shrines and other buildings.  And when we had discovered that the Ueno Zoo was closed, we came to the highlight of the park: the impressive Toshogu Shrine. Next station was Asakusa, a district which resembles the...

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And finally Tokyo!

Konban-wa from Tokyo! We finally made it to Japan and just checked in at Ueno Youth Hostel in Tokyo. (Yay for us =D) We got out of the plane at about 19:20h and after collecting our baggage we got ourselves a ticket for the N’EX (Narita Express) and a Suica (a card  charged with some […]

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Let’s travel from Graz via Munich to Tokyo… or not!

Hello from Istanbul! The ones of you who already knew that we had our flights booked via Munich will probably be a bit confused right now, but believe me we are really happy that we just arrived in Istanbul. For some explanation: Our flight from Graz to Munich got cancelled, because the airstrip was...

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Packing – done!

  Still in the dormitory, we finished packing two hours ago. Altough we had concerns that our backpacks could be too small, they are more than sufficient.       From top to bottom: 70 litres (Sandra) 85 litres (Mike) 100 litres, military design for the extraordinary ones :P (Thomas)...

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