today we took an hour bus ride to tokyo and then a 2 hour flight to nagasaki...we had to take a bus to our gate and walk onto the plane. that was a first for some of them.
then after we got to nagasaki we had about an hour drive into sasebo.
we are staying downtown at the chisun grand hotel, because the base housing was all full.
but we don't care because this hotel is very nice! the rooms have crazy tables with radios and lighting controls in them. a pants press. the tv stand is a mini fridge (only english channel is mtv...but it is even japanese...so only american videos are english) and the bathroom has auto defrost mirrors and crazy heated seat bidet toilets. and the vending machines in here that sell beer. and the best part- we can see green mountains from our 7th floor window.
we walked around today and found this huge covered shopping area. it was like a mile long street with tons of shops and restaurants.
today is our first day off and we are excited to explore. more blogs to come.