so Graeme's visit:
Graeme's visit was super brief but really nice. I picked him up at the airport last sat and we went right to Asakusa for the fireworks festival. They were expecting about a million people and I am guess they got that although we never got to see a larger area full of people (as that kind of space doesn't exist), all the streets that would allow a view were jammed with people. Graeme and I had no idea what we were doing or where we were going but somehow we got ourselves in a large group of people that would cross one of the main bridges over the Samudi river as the fireworks were going off. The view was amazing. Two fireworks companies were competing for the best show on opposite ends of the river. The fireworks go on for about an hour, we saw only half but what we saw was so amazing and we wanted to get going before the crowds headed for the trains so we decided to leave after we crossed the bridge.
We grabbed some food from the food stalls and then headed to my place so Graeme could crash before getting up early and heading to the airport- a journey I also accompanied him on so as not to waste any potential time together.
Short but great.