25 hours travel

These are some pictures I took from my last travel from my place in Spain until my place in Japan. This time it took me 25 hours from the door in my house in Spain until the door in my house in Tokyo. There are not direct flights from Spain to Japan, it sucks! I always have to stop en London, Paris, Milan, Frankfurt or Helsinki. Next time I’m thinking to change and go by Dubai and stay there some days.

During my long travels I usually spend my time reading and sleeping, I try to enjoy it as on day more of holidays:

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I walk on the beach next to my home before leaving.

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Walking to my car.

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My father cleaning the car.

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Arriving to Valencia airport.

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Valencia airport.

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My mum drinking the last one before I leave.

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Arrived to Charles de Gaulle in Paris.

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Reading and waiting for my plane to Tokyo.

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Bored of reading I try to find some free wifi.

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Flying with Airfrance to Tokyo.

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Arrival to Narita.

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Welcome to Japan.

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Walking through the airport.

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Jackie Chan and VISA.

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Walking to the Narita Express.

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Reading in the Narita express heading to Tokyo (Shinjuku).

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Arrived to Shinjuku, the busiest train station in the world.

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Changing trains in Shinjuku.

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Some music in Shinjuku’s south exit.

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Finding my way.

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Inside my train.

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Finally arrived! Notice my tired face and my 25 hours beard.

15 Comments
  • Ekowc

    September 25, 2008 at 6:46 am

    Yeah, jetlag isn’t nice.
    During my trip to japan the plane left at afternoon (local time) and arrived to Japan in the morning (local time). I could barely get an hour of proper sleep during flight so I was pretty dead in the evening of arrival day.

    And we used Limousine bus to travel to/from Airport. Although I’d prefer trains, the bus took us straight to our hotel entrance.

    Let me quess, 2nd last picture is taken inside Odakyu line Shinjuku terminal.

  • nuttyboy

    September 25, 2008 at 7:48 am

    Hey, love your site…

    What kind of camera are you using again?
    D40? what lense? I think you said 200mm…

    what lense do you take these pics with and most of the time?

  • Tornadoes28

    September 25, 2008 at 8:47 am

    That was really cool. 25 hours is a long time but I actually like flying and traveling.

  • sheerblade

    September 25, 2008 at 9:27 am

    I think you looked good in the last pic Hector. Most people look like they got done fighting Bob Sapp after they come out of a 25 hour trip.

  • jonhohx

    September 25, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    interesting article…i think i’ll do one like that nxt time i travel

  • Peter

    September 25, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    It took me a week to readjust to EST time here in the united state after coming home from Japan. Nothing like sleeping from 4PM to 2AM and feeling fully refreshed.

  • Thierry

    September 25, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    I have done the same thing just one week ago, but from Paris. 😉 So I had the chance to take a direct flight.

    What was your plane? It seems nicer than everything I had with Air France. 🙁

    I must say that I am a bit amazed that you can take pictures in the train or in a crowded station. I can’t do this. I always feel that I am intruding the privacy of the people. (even if it’s a public place)

    Which camera did you use?

  • Todd

    September 26, 2008 at 12:07 am

    That was fantastic! I work online all day long and that presentation really made me sit up and say Wow!.

    I’ve done that trip (Europe-Asia; N.America-Asia) so many times… your pictorial really rang true.

    One thing. What camera/lens did you use?

  • kirai

    September 28, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Nikon D40 with a Sigma 10-20mm lens

  • A.C

    October 7, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    What are you reading? 🙂

  • dendoo

    October 10, 2008 at 6:18 am

    way cool. i need to document more trips! loved the tired look at the end, lol you looked like a totally different person

  • John

    December 8, 2008 at 4:03 am

    Me too want a dad to clean my car…. oh, I’m sooooo tired, mum pls bring me another juice!!!

  • lee

    December 23, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    wow man, do you speak spanish, english, japanese and maybe french?

    you couldve taken more pics, but it was cool enough

  • Mike

    September 3, 2011 at 11:53 am

    “The ancient Briton, in his coracle, viewing the Atlantic ocean, saw a barrier he could never pass. The 19th century saw ships that could pass this barrier in days, the 20th saw aeroplanes that could pass it in hours. Men kept building, science kept learning. Soon Karachi was closer to London than Brighton had been in the days of stage coaches, soon a man could circle the world at a thousand miles an hour, a thousand miles an hour became slowness and still science strode on…”