Anyway, Jen had decided to pay the Nagoya Aquarium a visit and so off we went to find our train to Nagoya Port. We wanted to buy special all-day train passes, but I only had ¥10,000 bills (comparable to 100 dollar/euro bills), and the machine didn’t accept those bills. Luckily, there was an older man standing next to the machine to assist ignorant foreigners like me (and others), so he took the bill from my hand, gestured a bit, spoke Japanese and ran off. If this had happened in Europe, I would have started yelling and chasing him, but I was in Japan and felt perfectly comfortable and certain that the man would return speedily with my ¥10,000 in smaller banknotes. And of course he did!
After the nice man’s help we were off on our way to Nagoya Port to check out the dolphins and killer whale at the Aquarium. The first thing you see when you go in are loads of dolphins enjoying a swim in their tank, upside down… They looked really relaxed and I guess it just feels better than swimming normally, or maybe this is normal for them? Actually I also prefer swimming on my back, maybe I have some dolphin genes?
It was great to see Jen again and do a lot of catching up. And it was fun to get a little drunk at the izakaya from the superhuge chu-hais, and later on with some cocktails at some Australian bar with some of Krisitin's friends. Luckily, I never get a hangover, so my free Monday was in no way ruined by Sundaynight's drinking fest!