Bora Bora via Tokyo on BA FIRST

Old Oct 22, 07, 6:11 am
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Bora Bora via Tokyo on BA FIRST

A new trip report for you... and to a location that's gets a lot of attention from the FT crowd - Bora Bora.

I took a slightly more unusual route to get there, flying via Tokyo on BA rather than going via LA (i.e. the shorter way around the world!). I thought I'd post it here as I got there on BA and AA miles (which most of you have the odd one or two of).

Anyway, make sure you've got a lot of tea on the go before you start

Bora Bora via Tokyo on Schofs' Travels

Oh, and I haven't had a chance to sanity check the spelling, so I'll let G-BOAC do it for me
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Old Oct 22, 07, 6:32 am
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Thanks Schoffs for the invaluable advice in realtion to how to wear flowers in your hair. I had no idea that two flowers, one behind each ear, indicated that you are married but available

I must try out that sushi shack on my next visit too
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Old Oct 22, 07, 6:34 am
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Thanks Schoffs for the invaluable advice in realtion to how to wear flowers in your hair. I had no idea that two flowers, one behind each ear, indicated that you are married but available

I must try out that sushi shack on my next visit too
I like to cover all the bases
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Old Oct 22, 07, 6:36 am
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I'm Seriously jealous Schofs, and I've only read the first few paragraphs !!!

Too much on here @ work , so I'll have to read the rest at home tonight
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Lovely report, definately would live to visit!

With reference to the raw squid incident:

I told her to just swallow it and drink lots of beer
I'm sure I have said something very similar to my wife.

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Old Oct 22, 07, 7:10 am
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Originally Posted by Boeing Fred View Post
Lovely report, definately would live to visit!

With reference to the raw squid incident:



I'm sure I have said something very similar to my wife.

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Telling her to drink lots of beer first also has the same effect
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Old Oct 22, 07, 7:11 am
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Thanks for sharing schofs - some lovely pics there.

I was wondering if you remember the name of that 120 year old sushi restaurant in Tokyo? It sounds interesting and I'd love to give it a go on my next visit. Cheers.
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Old Oct 22, 07, 7:16 am
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Great read and the part about the raw squid had me laughing out loud in the middle of the office!

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Great stuff! Another place to add to the to-do list...
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Old Oct 22, 07, 10:14 am
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Thanks for sharing schofs - some lovely pics there.

I was wondering if you remember the name of that 120 year old sushi restaurant in Tokyo? It sounds interesting and I'd love to give it a go on my next visit. Cheers.
Unfortunately I can only refer you to the photo which has the Japanese symbols of the name... if there's anyone here who can translate!
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loved the review,memories of trying to navigate myself round tokyo's subways came flooding back

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Old Oct 22, 07, 3:32 pm
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Just finished reading it !

[4-year old kiddie tantrum on]

Mwwaaaahhhhh - I wanna go !!! I wanna go !!!!

[4-year old kiddie tantrum off]

Sounds amaaazing - I am now planning my trip to Tokyo ... Must admit that I would like Bora Bora too Schofs, but I have been to Japan a few years ago, and so much want to go back now ....

Oh, and by the way, it's off to eBay for me to buy "Lost in Translation"

Thanks again for all your work in putting this TR together ....
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Old Oct 22, 07, 3:38 pm
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It was indeed a bit of a huge report - apologies, but I just did so much and couldn't leave any of it out! Would people prefer if I cut it right down, or do you prefer having everything and then skim reading?

Bora Bora's not the easiest place to get to, but well worth it as long as you can afford to eat

Tokyo's much more accessible, but uses a lot of BA miles. I've since realised that it's much more accessible flying ex-EU using bmi miles...

I've just got back from a weekend away in Verona, but I'll leave it a week or so before writing that one up - give you all a chance to finish this one!
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Old Oct 22, 07, 4:59 pm
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What a fabulous report schofs!

I too was at the Conrad Tokyo last month, and loved every minute of it! Especially the rubber duckie and the rather nice full-sized bottles of Shiseido toiletries.
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Old Oct 22, 07, 5:54 pm
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Excellent report - I did enjoy the part about the Bullet Train.
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