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Friday, July 9, 2010

Osaka zoo in the rain

Lions and Tigers and Bears! Oh my! And stinky cats and elephants too. Monkeys and seals and birds and camels (they really do stink). And all of that in the rain. Came back to get photos taken, and who does the bug see in the lobby but Dr. Panda!

As promised, I raced across the room and jumped him! Gave him a big kiss as well-I'm pretty sure by the look on his face he was disappointed it was me doing the kissing. I have a feeling he was wishing it would be someone younger and cuter! Such is life!

Time for a shower, a short nap and then off to dinner later this evening. Will take loads of photos then. The batteries are in the charger and I've just loaded a new chip into the camera.

Note to self, next time I do something like this I need to bring along more than just one electrical converter. 5 things need charging and only one makes for a long time.

photos are here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2050107&id=1138673266&l=dd84ac6240

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Flight and Osaka

I'm not a good traveller at the best of times and even worse when I'm excited. Minor turbulence but I survived without having to use that bag that sits behind the seat! Much to the disappointment of the bug. She was really hoping mom would use it for something other than a hand puppet.

A bit rocky at times, but then I hit on the brilliant idea of having a glass of wine and I was good to go. Feeling no pain and enjoying myself very much. Even played a game of war with the bug!

Osaka was entered around 8 pm tonight, but it took another hour or so to get to the hotel. The trains were interesting to say the least. But the subway system is even better than HK...ok, maybe not, but it was easy to tell where we wanted to go. Little numbers on the posts tell us teh station numbers.

Walked a whopping 4 blocks and got here. Mom being mom saw a bunch of gents sucking down some suds near the elevator bank and went over and started chatting. OK, I've seen photos of them so I knew they were IPP kind of folks. Got checked into the hotel and went and dumped our bags.

We were in need of some food for mom's tum because she's not able to eat when travelling. As we got back down stairs, who did I see but Oskar! I ran over gave a quick handshake and kiss, met his wife and a few others and ran out to get my food.

Had dinner in a local place, and the bug was thrilled. She entertained the owner and he gave her a little fan. She was tickled! Ho Ho may! That's all she kept saying. (It tastes very good) Ran across teh road to get mom some coffee (what is it with asian countries and not having coffee>) then back to the hotel so I could write this up.

More tomorrow....Dr. Panda and the rest start arriving! Then the real squealing begins!

And if I can get the room connection to work I'll post photos at some point. Tonight I'm too tired to try and work it out.

Slow internet was the problem. Photos here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2050062&id=1138673266&l=966a5ddca7