VACommuter's Shenanigans in Japan

Discussion in 'Asia' started by VACommuter, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. Creekgeek

    Creekgeek Master Finger Painter

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    I saw more Harleys in New Zealand than any other brand. Customs official told me there are three clubs in Auckland. It is a wonderful land with better people.
  2. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    I'll fix that! Looking forward to this trip.
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    Creekgeek Master Finger Painter

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    Do you get to visit any Mayuri villages? Hot spring areas?
  4. VACommuter

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    Don't know. 6 or so stops around the country. Wifey is coordinating the excursions. I just show up and look good. Details will follow.
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  5. VACommuter

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    Toured this Japanese ship today. They call it a destroyer but sure looks like an LHA to me.
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    Winches for refueling hoses.
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    Air Boss area. Pretty interesting stuff. Ship is in the news lately as it could theoretically carry the new USMC version of the joint strike fighter. China seems annoyed. Oh bother.
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  6. VACommuter

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    Took a packing break to capture a shot of Fuji sporting her snow cap.
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    Upgraded to business class for the long leg to Sydney so we are allowed 3 checked bags each. Seems excessive but it is a 3 week vacation.
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  7. VACommuter

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    Riding the free shuttle bus to the airport. One of my peeps behind me. On his way to San Diego for a planning conference.
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    Pit stop here to change some Yen into Australian and New Zealand dollars so we have some pocket cash when we hit the ground.
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    Very colorful cash.
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  8. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    OH wow Mike ...
    You both are going to have a BLAST down under !!!

    I hope you get to met up with some of the great folks from here that live there AUS.& NZ. !!!
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  9. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Love my Tranny

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    if going to make it to Wellington let me know. I'll buy you a beer. Sounds like from your earlier post that you'll be on a cruise ship so might not give you much time even if you do get into Wellington as one of your ports of call.
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  10. KiwiPewe

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    If you're on cruise ship you'll probably pull into Picton in the Marlborough sounds, which is just down the road from my place.
    Shoot us a PM, we'll show you around.
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  11. Creekgeek

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    Thanks for offering the local hook up to my pal VAC! Prosit!
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    Or Akaroa, which is just over the hill from me :thumbup
  13. VACommuter

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    Most excellent offers. Will give a shout if the opportunities arise.
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    Lunch in Narita. Hot soba on a cold day hit the spot.
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    Business class was these individual cubicles. Seats go flat. I tried but couldn’t sleep. Watched movies for 10 hours.
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    Wifey’s cube on the other side. Had a partition between us so no hanky panky.
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    Had nice big tv screens though and pretty good food. Safely landed in Sydney. Waiting for the connecting flight to Auckland.
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    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    I never saw or heard of anything like that .. "Cubicles" on a plane .

    But then again I have never been in them big planes...

    Cool Mike I hope you have a blast in the land down under !
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    Connecting flight from Sydney to Auckland wife had the cubicle behind me.
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    First glimpse of New Zealand. Awesome! Safely ensconced in our hotel. Gathering our wits and bearings to head out for some supper.
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    MrKiwi Love my Tranny

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    Welcome to NZed...
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  17. VACommuter

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    Thanks. Good to be here!
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    Ate here at the Angus Steak House near the hotel.
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    In addition to the salad bar you grab a raw hunk of meat and tell the grill master how you want it.
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    I had this slab of rump sirloin that hung over the edge of the platter.
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    And some onions and shrooms.
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  18. VACommuter

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    Tried some cider to wash it down. I’m going to really like NZ! I’m beat, it’s only 8pm, and still light as day out side.
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    It is summer time now, so hold off for the freezing rain BS.
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  20. VACommuter

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    Quick breakfast at Starbucks before we hit the touring. Not my normal offerings: toasties, lamb pie, and sausage rolls.
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