Does this ever happen to you? Do you, after you’ve returned home from some great trip ever imagine the things you would do if you had a chance to stay a while longer or to return just for a couple of days?
1. Slurp down a bowl of ramen
2. Grab a bento box to go
For the past year and a half, I’ve been craving the original Japanese food so much that our second stop will be food related too. Before we board the train to Hiroshima we’re picking up a couple of bento boxes at one of the well-stocked shops in the station. Technically, they are called “ekiben”, meaning “train bento”. So, of course, you cannot take a train ride without one. Let alone a three-and-a-half-hour train ride! I might also grab a matcha latte while there (I know, a very hipster thing to do).
3. Doze off on a train
Oh, the bliss of the Japanese trains: quiet, clean, fast and always on time. I’ve missed all that during my daily commutes to work and back home so much that it almost hurt. As soon as my butt hits the comfortable seat again, I know I will nod off for some much-needed rest after the long flight. Unless I don’t nibble on some bento food first…
What do you think of my plan? I think it’s quite good. In fact, I can hardly wait to start executing it. Few more days to go…