Sunday, June 30, 2013

Travel Plans



Unfortunately, I haven't had any opportunities for travel recently. I've been preparing for my upcoming trips. In July I will be going to Disneyland and DisneySea in Tokyo! I'm very excited about this trip, but we (when I say we I mean my boyfriend was searching and I was advising. hehe) had to find a good deal for this trip. Traveling from Nagoya to Tokyo is not cheap. It costs about 20,000 yen one way on the Shinkansen. Then we also wanted to stay for a couple days meaning we needed a hotel room. Of course, there are plenty of hotels around Tokyo Disneyland, but they are very expensive!

We did our best to find a reasonable price that wasn't ridiculously far from the park. We had heard that we could find package deals of hotel and Shinkansen tickets through JR railway and that is what we did. There were no package deals that included the park tickets. We ended up spending about 60,000 yen each for the train and hotel (2nights/3days) plus 10,700 yen for a 2 day pass. Considering all the options we looked at we felt this was a fair deal for staying at a hotel that's just a short bus ride away. (Some hotels were an hour away by bus!) We are planning to just pick up some food at the convenience store for breakfast to save a little money and spend a crazy amount of money on lunch and dinner in the park. lol

My second trip is in September. I will be going to my hometown for my best friend's wedding (I'm a bridesmaid), visit a friend in Santa Fe, New Mexico and show a friend around my hometown of Seattle! I will be gone for about three weeks in September so as you can imagine I have been working and saving up money for my trips this summer. This has meant that I have had to reduce the amount of travel around Aichi prefecture. I'm sorry for the lack of posts and this will also continue until I come back from Disneyland and then again until I return from the states. The good news is that I will have a lot of photographs to share after I return!

I look forward to sharing my experiences and until then I will be dreaming of the places that I can go to! If you have any ideas please through them my way! I will revisit through my collection of photographs on my blog until then. Here we go down memory lane until we make new ones.

~V

P.S. This is a photograph from last summer. It was at a summer festival in Nagoya at the old shopping arcade. They had some great paper decorations hanging over the shops and of course festival games! I think this happens every summer (I hope it does!). This giant octopus was made by Cafe Duffy if memory serves.