It’s been way too long since I’ve done a [Travel with Aly] blogpost! So this is going to be something new this time. I’ll be updating live on my travels everyday for the next 14 days!
The featuring country of these two weeks, as you all know from the title of the post: JAPAN!
0950 – 1215:
Flight from MYY to KUL on airasia. It wasn’t delayed, so that’s a good thing. A few things I learnt though. Apparently, if you’re traveling on a connecting international flight from Miri, you have to check in at the counter and not print the bag tag from the machine like everyone else. This is because they need to check your passport from Miri side, so make sense. ANOTHER THING. If you buy VALUE PACK from airasia, the FOOD CHOICES are default and the same for everyone in your party. The pasta Arrabita wasnt appetizing at all.
Miri Airport Food, overpriced.
1415 – 2030:
Flight to Osaka was pretty empty flight, which was nice 🙂 Think not many would take the afternoon flight because it really does waste practically the whole day! The in flight meals seemed pretty standard for airasia. Not much to comment about the flight because I slept through 75% of it..
Me playing around with my new toy
OSAKA KANSAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
The immigration line for one is super long. According to peers, they did not experience an HOUR of waitline 😦 but maybe our fault for dilly dallying around taking pictures –
Was totally enjoying looking at Nintendo posters around
We made it through the immigration counter and the baggage collection with no problems (just the wait in line).
FOOD. There are only 2 stores that are opened after 11pm. MCD and SUKIYA. So naturally we avoided MCD (for now) and went to some local-ish rice store (sukiya). It was my first ever raw egg dipping meat experience ever. Apparently it’s a thing to dip the meat into the raw egg like sauce and eat. It’s interesting… but not too much of it, scared my tummy would react. The beer was interestingly fresh tasting. Asahi at its best
Food was gooood. Probably to mediocre for Japanese standards, but good enough for this small town Miri girl like me!
Now, the time is 12am. This little Maiyor clan thought it was a great idea to get a taxi from the airport to the hotel. Boy, were we so wrong. In 1 hour, only 3 Taxi showed up. And then silence for the next hour. Tips for the rest, either book a taxi before hand. Or trust the bus system. Because it’s close to impossible to get a taxi at that hour 😦 but we made it!
Kansai Washington Airport Hotel:
SUPER PRICEY! One night for 5 of us, we booked 1 double room and 1 triple room. And it cost around 1.5k for ONE night. The rooms were also super tiny for a double room. The triple room had 2 beds and a couch. Despite calling it a triple room, it did not have all the necessities of a triple room etc, towels, blankets. But other than that it was a pretty clean and comfortable room for the price. Just note that their double room bed size is like SLIGHTLY bigger than a super single. So if you’re planning to share a double bed with a friend (2 girls maybe), it would an awkward size.