RWC2009 – Yokohama Japan Day 0- Day 1

After 12 hours of non-stop flight over the Pacific Ocean we arrived safe and sound at Narita Airport.

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Unfortunately for us Yokohama is still a 2 hour drive from the airport, but the Team was in good spirits and kept themselves entertained…

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After a long, long drive (and several Ferris Wheels)  we arrive at our destination Yokohama Intercontinental

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The hotel is amazing, and we are invited to join Team Brazil for a late dinner, and then we turned in for the night.

Here are a few pictures from our view of the hotel rooms…

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The bay and some very lit up boats and dock.

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We woke up extra early the next morning to give the team some time to walk around and enjoy the sights. And for Heim and I to enjoy the sights as well.

Yokohama happens to be host to Japan’s largest building, 55 stories tall and its also a times!

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We need these back in states, every city block has vending machines, filled with tons of tasty hot and cold drinks!

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Mmmmm tasty green tea…..*Insert Homer drooling sound here*

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And of course an American favorite Starbucks…moments later the man in the picture would attempt to kill me with his eyes. He really didn’t like his picture taken…

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We also happened to find this fun little roller coaster..below are pictures of the iRO 2009 RWC Team enjoying the ride!

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Tonight was the official welcome party for all of the RWC participants.

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As the teams entered they were given goody bags which contained tons of free swag. And even a little something special from Obama…………………………………………………………….Japan.

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Our beautiful hosts gave a little welcome speech and soon the meal began!

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The Japanese press couldn’t get enough of us, here they are interviewing the Guild Leader of Jologs.

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After the dinner and interview, the real fun stuff: drawing of the placing brackets, and they are as follows:


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And here is the team picture with the Brackets!

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The last picture is pretty self explanatory!

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Good Luck guys! and to all of you at home send them nothing but good vibes and wish them the best!


21 thoughts on “RWC2009 – Yokohama Japan Day 0- Day 1

  1. Are you sure it’s the Heim’s arm?

    Perhaps it’s the Hastur one

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