Sunday, May 15, 2005

Arrived into Kyoto

Arriving into KIX about an hour late, Gemma and I ran into a crowd of AstroGrid and CDS people in the arrivals hall, so we all made our way together to the Haruka express to Kyoto.


 

The neighbourhood around the hotel...

Getting into Kyoto we had about 3 hours before we could check into the hotel, so Gemma and I had a brief wander around the neighbourhood, including a stop at a local noodle bar which, looking at the incomprehensible website, might be part of a chain. Getting back to the hotel, we were eventually allowed to check-in and collapsed exhausted in the room, all thoughts of further exploration gone.

The conference starts tomorrow though, so I really need to write my plenary talk about VOEvent now...