Sunday, 13 April 2008

Big in Japan

I'm big in Japan.

I'm small in the US.

In Europe, I am size M.

Me trying out replacement clothes in Tokyo

On my trip to Japan, I thought I was smart by saving money through combining tickets in my fairly complicated trip Munich - Tokyo - Santa Clara - Beijing - Munich. So I booked MUC-PEK-MUC, PEK-NRT-PEK and NRT-SFO-NRT. That meant a stopover in Beijing on my way to Tokyo.

And that, in turn, meant lost luggage.

There was plenty of time to think about whether I would lose my newly-bought suit and my favourite lense (8mm Sigma fisheye) forever, but 59 hours later than myself, the bag finally turned up on the Stefonic residence doorstep in Minato-ku, Tokyo.

In the meantime, I had to buy some emergency clothes and time to make the above observation on clothing sizes: I'm usually M or L in Europe, I'm often S in the US, but in Japan, I had to go for X to XL.

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