6 days Japan and 1 day Taipei, 1 day Korea, 1 day Hong Kong trip…. Part 1

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!

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And our kids’ collection of airline toys and goodies!

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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.

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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)!

 

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A enjoying juice before take off

 

 

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Z after HD ice cream

 

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.

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Day 2 – Eva’s Hello Kitty plane to Narita

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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.

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play area in boarding gate

And inside the airplane

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Touching down in Narita, we were planning on catching the Narita Express to our airport. Alas!

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And our eyes were too tired from watching inflight movies to navigate through this:   download

So we opt to splurge on airport limo bus transfer to our hotel (Intercontinental Tokyo bay) costing about USD$31 each.

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view from hotel room

After a quick clean up, we are up and about again to Odaiba diver city to catch the gundam show screening available every night.

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moving on to Odaiba Diver City

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Gundam RX-78 standing at 18m tall… People just look miniscule besides it. IMG_20140613_185544

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.

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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.

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And it’s back to the hotel for rest. The kids are worn out from the day of travelling!

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