I’ve been sleeping pretty much all day, and after a long nap, I’m going to bed to sleep for another 8 hours or so.
Here are a couple of photos of my room in the Student Village at Yamasa, in case you didn’t see the one in the previous post.
The school has a nice bar called “ZigZag” that serves cheap Guinness. I went there for dinner, but decided to pass on the beer tonight. I don’t want to get any more dehydrated than I already am. I just kept to ginger ale and a cheese sandwich with a salad.
I walked around a little, but I have been mostly sleeping. I’ll be sociable later, when I can be awake for it.
The only thing I’m not used to yet are the hard beds here. At the hotel in Ueno it wasn’t so bad, but here, instead of a mattress, there’s a table-like thing that you pile futons on top of. Now I’ve got this pain in the center of my back. This time next week I’ll be having my little weekend getaway in Kyoto, so I only have to deal with it for a few days.
The other thing that has really irritated me is that the Estonian SIM card that I bought gets a signal, but I can’t figure out how to call the US on it yet.
I ended up renting one from Softbank for 105 yen a day when I got to Narita.
Oh, the final thing that’s driving me nuts– 10 yen coins. They’re huge, and while not worthless, they seem to reproduce in your pockets while you’re not looking.
Time for more sleep now. Jet lag is kicking my butt.