Thanks to the powerful help from TV Aichi and to the not so cheap Lufthansa's fares, Francesca and I fly alone taking off from Linate, and leaving the others about one hour behind, expecting the usual connection in Frankfurt and the final landing in Osaka, this time.
In fact, this vacation is meant to be a cultural visit to Japan and not only a cosplay related vacation or, just like the last time, the crazy crazy shopping rush during which, I admit it fearlessly, even I was happy and willing victim of the “open sky mall” effect Japan produces “inexplicably” on the unaware tourists who come for their first time in this wonderland.
The trip was smooth after all and, by this time used to long haul flights, I even managed to sleep for a long time, and this is quite much, considering the temptation to watch Ice Age 2 in Spanish was too strong to resist ^_^.
As you can see, together with my dear smoking radish, we unleashed ourselves into taking various pictures : there's a couple of pictures to play “find differences” with similar from last year's... come on, you can't get wrong... “Sun Attack, GO!!!”
Furthermore, the aircraft even had convenient handle for vials for urine analysis, which we immediately used; the ones in pale clear yellow are mine, while, telling from color and density, Francesca should be ready for dialysis XD.
And dulcis in fundo, the steward was a mix between a improbable teutonic Big Jim, the classic big jaw killer from the serial Derrick and Jimmy Ghione from Striscia la notizia... a real handsome one, you are right!