Flight Log of Malaysia Airlines Flight 178 and 388 from Colombo to Shanghai Pudong with Transfer at Kuala Lumpur

After two weeks touring the nation of Sri Lanka, it’s time to head back home and get ready for the next chapters of my life.

Colombo Airport Check-in Counters

Colombo Airport Check-in Counters

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Flight Log of Malaysia Airlines Flight 389 and 179 from Shanghai Pudong to Colombo with Transfer at Kuala Lumpur

Summer of 2017.
To celebrate our graduation, some friends of mine planned a two-week vacation to the island nation of Sri Lanka, an island of various amazing sights.

There weren’t many places to choose from in the middle of July, as most of South Asia were in their rainy season. The other alternatives under my consideration were South Africa and Central Europe. Well, we had difficulties finding accommodations in South Africa’s Kruger National Park since its peak season, and flights to Central Europe were a little bit beyond our budget. So, my friends and I chose Sri Lanka which was closer to home, and July was just in between its two major rainy seasons.

At 24XX CNY (36X USD), the return flights to Sri Lanka by Malaysia Airlines were a bargain. The only disadvantages were that the connection time for our outbound trip were just 75 minutes, this plus the delay-prone Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) mean we were very likely to miss our connection. So to keep any potential delay, person or baggage from ruining our vacation, we opted to stay two nights in the town of Negombo by Colombo Airport (which was usually a short pit stop for most visitors to the nation). This wasn’t too much of a problem, as any delay would be well covered by our insurances. And it turned out that this helped.

CRH2C Serving Train G7586 Arriving at Hangzhou East Railway Station

CRH2C Serving Train G7586 Arriving at Hangzhou East Railway StationCRH2C Serving Train G7586 Arriving at Hangzhou East Railway Station

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Day 2 of Sri Lanka Trip, Anuradhapura on July 12, 2017

Second day of our Sri Lanka trip.
The plan of the day was to meet up with our chauffeur driver for the rest of our journey through Sri Lanka, then drive up to Anuradhapura, the first capital city of Imperial Sri Lanka, with many cultural relics sprinkled around the city.

Shops along Negombo Street

Shops along Negombo Street


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Day 1 of Sri Lanka Trip, Negombo on July 11, 2017

First day of our Sri Lanka trip.
Since it was a late-night flight and we checked in to our hotel late yesterday early this morning, I woke up like at moon today, which wasn’t too bad since we didn’t have much planned for the day, and in this way I dealt with my jet lag pretty easily.

Alley to Our Hotel

Alley to Our HotelHard to image that our driver drove us this narrow alley last night to drop us off.


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An (Unsuccessful) Bike Tour of BaiYangGou, Beijing

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RahXephon, a Great Animation Series out of the Shadow of EVA

At first glance, the animation series of RahXephon tells the story of a God-chosen teenage boy riding a giant robot and fighting off villains.

Oh wait a moment, shouldn’t that be Neon Genesis Evangelion (EVA)?

RahXephon Poster

RahXephon Poster

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Flight Log of All Nippon Airways Flight 955 from Tokyo Narita to Beijing on May 9th, 2017

On the afternoon of May 9, my friend and I travelled on 5 trains for 5 hours covering 171.2 km and reached Tokyo Narita Airport from Gora, Hakone to conclude this eleven-day journey to Japan.

ANA Check-in Counters at Narita Airport T1 South Wing

ANA Check-in Counters at Narita Airport T1 South Wing

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Day 10 of Japan Trip, Hakone on May 9, 2017

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Day 9 of Japan Trip, Fuji Area and Hakone on May 8, 2017

Ninth day of my trip to Japan.
Today is the second day of our three-day tour of Fuji and Hakone area. The plan of the day was to visit Yamanaka Lake and Oshino Hakkai under Mount Fuji in the morning, then take a bus ride in the noon to the town of Hakone, a tourist resort just next to a volcano.

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Day 8 of Japan Trip, Fuji Area on May 7, 2017

Eighth day of our trip to Japan.
The plan of the day was to leave Tokyo in the morning to start our three-day trip in the Fuji-Hakone region. We would be staying around Fuji Five Lakes for the day.

Breakfast

BreakfastFrozen fried noodles from convenience store.

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