So I’m back in Oz now, recovering from the effects of a 36-hour trip, during which I spent an interesting few hours in Narita Airport, where you can get free internet access in return for a scan of your passport. Hmm.
Don’t know about all this winter, business, though.
Nearly done here, I’ve eaten far too much good food in the last week, probably have too much crap to stuff back into the suitcase, and haven’t even started packing yet, but one way or another I’ll be getting onto a plane tomorrow.
Then it’s the minor matter of 28 hours of hell, and I’m home.
Well, I managed a quick trip up to Boston for the weekend, hurrah! Got here around lunchtime, and spent the afternoon/evening walking around the city, you can see some photos.
The public transport is a little odd here, they call it the T, and it’s basically trams, except they run on special tracks away from the street, and in the city they go underground. Seems as if they haven’t spent money on anything more than maintenance for 15 years… everything runs on time and the cars are clean etc., just they look really old and the ticketing systems are antiquated. Not quite the NY subways with metrocards and meat-cleaver turnstiles.
On the other hand, everything here feels older. The city has a lot more “character”, you can find bits of cobblestones like The Rocks, oh and the house I’m staying in has a separate stairwell for the servants.