Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Things to know when returning to America

These are some things you should know when returning to America after a three month break.
  1. Don't stay in Taiwan an extra day. As cool as it might be . . . Don't. I had no choice, otherwise flights would have been twice as expensive, but the stipulation that I cannot enter Taiwan without a real VISA is a pain. Good thing thats the reason I came back to the States (to get a visa that is).
  2. Don't buy tea with the intent to drink it at the gate before boarding the airplane. They make you throw it out before you're even near the gate.
  3. If you go to bed early the night before, try and wake up early. In this case, I woke up at 4am. My goal is to be tired by the time I get on the NRT->LAX leg of my trip.
  4. Pack multiple laptop batteries. Makes mouths happy.
  5. Mmmm.... Smoked Ham & Mozz w/ pesto sandwich.
  6. Thanks for the carry on Andy + Sarah!
  7. Who doesn't get jet lag? This guy! Who didn't kill himself the night before the flight so he didn't get jet lag? This guy!
  8. Going to see a show Sunday night. Interested in going?
  9. When your final destination involves three forms of public transportation, find a different way. You may end up staying at the bus station for 2 hours.
  10. The Mt. View CalTrain shuttle is not a shuttle. It is a large bus. It goes in the bus lane not in the shuttle lane. Caution the sign is small (10 inches tall by 30 inches wide.) so its hard to miss . . .