Our plane from LAX to Tokyo was one of the new fancy "Dreamliner" planes. The windows didn't have shades, but instead had new controllable window tinting technology. Kat told me she read that eliminating the shades saved a lot of weight in the plane, which makes it more fuel efficient. Yay! While it was neat to be able to control how much the window was tinted with a push of a button, the lack of a shade meant that the window itself was HOT from the sun, something that a shade shields you from. Anyway, here's what it looked like out of my window:
One of my favorite things about Japan is the food, which would surprise anybody I grew up with because I was The World's Pickiest Eater until I was in my 20s. But I love me some noodles! So far, I've had udon, soba, and ramen. Yum! Here's my udon:
|udon with a side of tempura|
And here's my soba:
|Soba is served cold, with a cup of warm broth. This broth had slices of duck in it. Yum!|
I didn't get a picture of my ramen at the rest stop today, but I did get a pic of this adorable Coke Zero bottle. You peel off one end of the label to reveal a pull tab which turns the label into a Christmas bow! How cute! And quintessentially Japanese!