I'm extremely excited for my journey to Tokyo. I travel quite a lot, but this will be my first trip outside Europe. It will also be my longest flight (Prague -> Dubai: 6 hours, Dubai airport: 3 hours, Dubai -> Tokyo: 10 hours), but I've survived bus and car rides that were longer.
Just like last year, I'd like to show you how to create tons of outfits for all sorts of weather with very few pieces of clothing, share some universal flight/holiday packing trips and also some things specific for Japan and for a research internship. I'll start with gifts:
Based on the advice I received, local sweets are very good, because they can be shared among people at the lab/workplace. Something that can be hanged on the wall/kept as a decoration is also nice (traditional art etc.).
products and stationeries are not bad
either; the same goes for decorative handicrafts, books and music. I was also
told to prepare a separate present for the professor, as he’s the most
important person in the laboratory. Don’t forget that especially in Bath , you
should pay attention to the packaging - presenting something crimpled in a
Tesco bag is rude. You can see the stuff I decided to present and the way I
packed it - I hope the pink package for the secretary who’s been taking care of
us for the whole time isn’t too OTT. For the professor and all the people in
the laboratory, I opted for a parchment-like paper, out national colors, Japan sketches and
medieval vibe. I also prepared several very small gifts I might use if I need
to - chocolates and CDs. Prague