Friday 7th December 2012
Not many pictures for this one.
I woke up and grabbed all my stuff and made my way to Tokyo. As I left I connected in Nagoya.
As I couldn’t do Jumuah I had to pray Dhuhr on my own in the Shinkansen as there was no choice.
I arrived at my friend’s place (he was at work) and started packing everything that I had left behind because it was my last day. I couldn’t help but feeling very emotional, I spoke on skype to my cousin in Mauritius then my brother and then my mum.
I left to town trying to find a present for my sister so I went to Ikebukuro and went into the mall and everything was like £500 for the scarves and everything. I would never ever spend this much on a scarf even in UK lol. I left the building and found a very nice corner shop and bought a scarf for my sister.
After these efforts I went to Macdonalds and as the guy served me the walls started shaking and the ground moving. The people around me started screaming so I grabbed the wall and the wall was stretching. It lasted 10 seconds and it’s only after I realized I was in an Earthquake! WOW Subhan Allah I felt so insignificant.
It took me a while to get back to myself as I was in shock and excitement for living such an incredible moment. I ate my food and went to take the train.
The train took 5 hours as all the lines had been destroyed / affected by the earthquake so urgent railwork was happening on the lines. I managed to get to the hotel at 10.20pm.
I checked in and went straight into bed I was so tired from all this, my friend Mike from Birmingham texted me saying there was an earthquake 7.2 on the scale. I could not believe my eyes especially for the fact that the earthquake started in Nagoya where I originally was.
Saturday 8th December 2012
I woke up at 7am and got ready bus was ready to pick me up at 9.30am (the plane was at 12.00)
Checked in and off I was to UK
I arrived in UK at 15:10 the jet lag hit me straight away
It was good to have my phone back and I left the airport with a smile ready to embrace my new life in London!
Subhan Allah Thank you Allah for this amazing trip.
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