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Enroute Hangzhou China via the Apple Store

Enroute Hangzhou China via the Apple Store

International

International

Out the door at 5:30am this morning for a trip to Hangzhou, China.

Maybe I am an over packer but does anyone really meet the 20kg weight limit?    I just don't see how it is possible.

20 Kilos

20 Kilos

Samantha Thavasa is expanding into sweets.   If you aren't familiar with Samatha Thavasa it a Japanese fashion company that heavily uses western celebrities such as Beyoncé, Nicky and Paris Hilton, Victoria Beckham and Jennifer Lopez (to name a few) for marketing.

Samantha Thavasa

Samantha Thavasa

One thing I am starting to notice about Japanese airports is the extensive amount of empty space...

A1

A1

Empty 2

Empty 2

Emptyness Terminal 2 Haneda International Airport

Emptyness Terminal 2 Haneda International Airport

The one thing I love about traveling is the uninterrupted time where I can pound out a significant amount of work in a short period of time.   For those that are not overly familiar with the Mac, the last icon you want to see when booking your Mac is a question mark.    It means one of two things; 1.  Your file system got a little lost and you can simply boot from the boot disk and all is well.  2. Your hard drive has just died. Having a little experience with this I knew it was #2 for me.  Feel free to enjoy reading the 1st, 2nd and 3rd time this happen to me.

Question Mark

Question Mark

I am not sure why I have such bad luck with Macs but I am a very practical and pragmatic person.   I actually carry a full back up in my bag for just these types of cases so I set off to figure out where I am going to secure another Mac to keep my trip alive as I can't function without one.   For future reference, you can't buy one in Haneda or Osaka Airports...No 'Smiling Tokyo'.

Smile Tokyo

Smile Tokyo

No Mac so might as well take some photos...I like the plane flying in the background.

ANA

ANA

With a little effort and luck I was able to find a 'Apple Store' in Hangzhou.    The staff didn't speak a lick of English but they tried to help me recover my Mac and confirmed it was issue #2.   I was able to pick up a 15' MacBook Pro with an English keyboard.

Mac 1

Mac 1

Mac 2

Mac 2

Mac 3

Mac 3

The one thing I immediately noticed in Hangzhou are these rental bikes all over the place.

Red Bikes

Red Bikes

The beautiful West Lake right outside my hotel...

Lake

Lake

Now off to an evening of catching up on my backlog of work...but the Mac is back!

20 minutes in Hangzhou

20 minutes in Hangzhou

Shibuya

Shibuya

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