We are back! It’s been one of most draining but deeply satisfying trips we have ever made, simply because we managed NOT to lose our sanity travelling with 2 toddlers. The last 3 days especially have been a whirlwind of collecting immigration stamps, checking ins, taking offs, landings etc….
Take a look at our collection of boarding passes!
And our kids’ collection of airline toys and goodies!
It sure felt like we have accomplished some sort of feat looking at these collections!
Day 1 – SQ to HCM and Eva to Taipei
We travel light, our luggage for a 10 days trip with 2 toddlers in tow consist of everything in this pic. We checked in the purple luggage through to Narita while carrying the rest with us for our 1 night in Taipei.
It was a short and relatively chaotic trip to HCM (warming ups). Our trip to Taipei was much better, and….I love Eva’s seats (Eva Royal Laurel)!
As we had to catch another flight the next day, we stayed at Novotel Taipei Taoyuan International International Airport (http://www.novoteltaipeiairport.com/) voted Traveller’s Choice 2014 by trip advisor. They even have a cosy kid’s corner with Wii.
Not wanting to waste our short stay in Taiwan, we visited the Airport Museum just a stone throw away from the hotel.
Day 2 – Eva’s Hello Kitty plane to Narita
It was a flight with lots of Hello Kitty. Highly recommended for HK fans. Look at the luggage tags, boarding passes, boarding gates….cuteness overdose.
And inside the airplane
Touching down in Narita, we were planning on catching the Narita Express to our airport. Alas!
So we opt to splurge on airport limo bus transfer to our hotel (Intercontinental Tokyo bay) costing about USD$31 each.
After a quick clean up, we are up and about again to Odaiba diver city to catch the gundam show screening available every night.
Gundam RX-78 standing at 18m tall… People just look miniscule besides it.
We can’t stop wondering what this 金箍棒 look-a-like structure is. Turns out this sculpture is a gift from France called the Flame of Liberty.
Next we hopped over after dinner to Venus Forte, a shopping arena with a faux Italian dawn celling, while cutting through the Historical car museum.
And it’s back to the hotel for rest. The kids are worn out from the day of travelling!