Tag Archives: Sleep

The Wheels on the Bus and Trans-Siberian Simulated Sleep: Sunday 22nd April

This morning we got up early and caught the bus to Sheremetyevo International Airport. Our flight was not until almost 15:00, but given the quality of Russian roads and the judiciousness of Russian passport officials, we decided that it would … Continue reading

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The Most Inappropriate 2am Public Telephone Call in History and Back in the Bosom of the North: Friday 16th December

It was to be a day that was, almost inevitably, dominated by snatched clutches of half sleep in unnatural environments and uncomfortable surroundings. I managed to get around 3 hours sleep at Haneda airport, it may have been less, but … Continue reading

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A Treacherous Descent and Hallucinatory Exams: Sunday 24th June

As the old maxim goes: ‘What goes up must come down’, and so it was that we began the treacherous decent down Mt. Fuji at the perfectly sociable hour of 05:45. As there was a 09:00 bus to catch I … Continue reading

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Taking the Boat Ashore and Dream Stealing: Thursday 14th July

In addition to our normal schooling, my fellow scholars and I are now also required to attend extra lessons twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The purpose of these lessons is allegedly to prepare us for the JLPT … Continue reading

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