YAY! we are in japan!!! and we had such a great time flying with ANA!!!
here is a recap of our travels:
at chicago airport
our friend sara HIGHLY recommended garrett's "chicago mix" popcorn to us (she had it while in downtown chicago), and luckily there was a kiosk at the airport! we got it, and i gotta say...it's AMAZING. it's cheddar popcorn mixed with caramel popcorn, and it's the perfect mix of salty/sweet.
here we are at our gate!
the ANA stewardesses looked so nice! looks like they were having a meeting before we boarded the plane
OH! and when we checked-in, we were given a special gift from ANA! :D we were so surprised!
luggage tags and a cute compass that pops out into a clock when you open it! THANK YOU SO MUCH, ANA!!! we really appreciate all your wonderful generosity and kindness!
here is our plane!
and us waiting to take off :) as you can see, we are SUPER excited!
looking around while waiting to take off...everything looked so nice
on our way to japan! i love this shot! i thought the big red dot on the wing looked so cool
each seat has it's own screen with a large selection of movies, music, games, etc.
and they gave us hot towels to wash our hands with before the meals :)
snack time! rice crackers! yummy!
first meal: SO. GOOD.
chicken teriyaki donburi, miso soup, seaweed salad, fruit, and cold soba:
and they gave us ice cream for dessert! yes, that is HAAGEN-DAZS!
i wanted to show this too! it's hard to tell from this photo (taking a picture of the screen doesn't look as good through a camera) but there is a CAMERA on the bottom of the plane! so you can watch what's under you as you fly! SO COOL!
okay back to the awesome food hahaha ;)
you can also order other food if you wish. here is part of the menu:
and the controller for your tv, has a credit card slot on it! so i guess you can just charge it that way!
getting closer to landing, we got another meal :)
an AWESOME sandwich that i absolutely loved (it was like a mix of basil, tomato, cheese, and really good dressing), fruit, salad, and yogurt :)
and the wonderful stewardesses were ALWAYS offering drinks throughout the whole flight. juice, tea, coffee...anything! so nice. here is our coffee!
two hours to go! SO CLOSE!
and HELLOOOOO JAPAN! :D
customs were SUPER fast, which was great because we wanted to get to the post office before they closed at 4pm so we could exchange our international postal money order for some yen :) then we got the suica/NEX deal from JR, and hopped on to head to shinjuku!
once we got to our hotel, we immediately wanted to go to the 7-11 behind it! 7-11s in japan are WAY better than in the states. they have actual food! we stocked up on a few things, and got these yummy sandwiches for dinner since we were a little hungry.
YUM. tonkatsu sandwich? YES PLEASE ;) and these are so cheap too! fantastic :)
anyway, yeah, it's only 8pm here, but we are SO TIRED because it's like 7am "our time" back home! we only slept for about an hour or two on the flight because we didn't want to miss anything fun! hahaha...we're so torn because we want to go out and walk around, but our bodies are sleepy! well, good thing we have 3 weeks here in japan! :D lots of time to explore!
THANK YOU AGAIN ANA FOR HAVING THIS WONDERFUL CONTEST THAT GAVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME TO JAPAN! we seriously cannot thank you enough! and we had a WONDERFUL flight with you! :D
thank you! thank you! and goodnight! haha ;)