Tasha's Oriental Journey
So off I went on my first adventure, to Akihabara, in search of a transformer for my hair-straighteners, and some other bits and pieces. I travelled around using the JR (Japan Rail), which was quite scary because there were SO many people, but also quite exciting because I was doing it BY MYSELF, in a foreign country, and there was every possibility that I would get lost but find my way home eventually! When I got there, I exited using the 'Akihabara, Electrical Town' exit, because GUESS what Akihabara is famous for? Yes you clever souls, its electrical goods! You walk out of the station and there are rows and rows of electrical superstores EVERYWHERE!!! Its really noisy because outside every shop there is a man/woman with a microphone, advertising I dont KNOW what; isn't it self-explanitary? Anyway. I wasn't that impressed with the place, because even though there was loads to buy at good prices, the shop-assistants weren't very friendly and it was so crowded... to me its the people that MAKE a place, and seeing as the people weren't overly nice, I didnt enjoy it that much. So after buying a couple of things I jumped back on the train to good old Ikebukuro, bought some dinner at the supermarket, and had my first self-bought (although not self-prepared, I'm afraid) Japanese meal... wow, felt so capable and independant today! Hehe.