BUD to NRT = (Hungary-Tokyo)

November 30th got started off early for us.  It wasn’t so bad for me since I had still been suffering from insomnia so when we had to get rolling at 3 a.m. it wasn’t hard as I wasn’t asleep anyway, just lying in bed. Exhaustion also helps for people who normally can’t sleep at all on airplanes; eventually, you hit a wall and can sleep on the cement or standing. We had a shuttle to catch to the airport and then we were off to Tokyo. From my experience on my 2 long cross country road treks and flights, once you are in the groove, it becomes far less painful. For example: In 1993, I did my first cross-country drive. The first day from Southern Utah to Denver was so awfully boring. The following days until the destination, I didn’t feel it anymore, I was just in a vegetative state of boredom. Of course this only works if you are NOT the driver! Drivers/pilots don’t have the luxury of being bored. So, the trek to Tokyo was not a challenge. We arrived at 9 a.m. local time on December 1st. in Narita airport. Upon arrival, we booked shuttle bus tickets with destination Park Hyatt Tokyo. I had researched all of the great and least expensive ways to get there and that wasn’t it. However, it would do the trick and after a lot of sleep deprivation swiping a credit card for certainty is far less expensive than stupidity. (ie. maneuvering more challenging routes) When we boarded our shuttle, I expected it wouldn’t be long. Boy was I wrong! I already knew the airport would be out in the rice paddies, but once we hit the city is still took FOREVER. Once we finally arrived at the awesome Park Hyatt Tokyo, I really didn’t care that I was in Tokyo for the 1st time, I just wanted a shower. Eventually, we ventured out of our hotel room on the 48th floor that day, but we didn’t get very far when the wall of jet lag hit us so we returned and told the staff we DO NOT want turn down service since we were going to sleep. Good thing I’ve lived in Belgium so I’ve had a fancy chocolate or two in my day. 🙂 We at least stayed awake until dark and had eaten some dinner. (see the post when it actually happened. It was McDonald’s, don’t h8!) https://walkhikebike.com/2014/12/01/park-hyatt-tokyo-with-kids/

view from our room. Since I prefer ranch style homes, I didn't know how I would handle being on the 48th floor. (photo by my significant other...)

View from our room……Since I prefer ranch style homes, I didn’t know how well I would handle being on the 48th floor.
(photos courtesy of my photog)

Early to bed, early to rise.

Early to bed, early to rise.

I'm not an early riser so this was awesome and without photography, I would already not remember it.

I’m not an early riser so this was awesome and without photography, I would already not remember it.

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