Planning is for suckers. Evidently. For my visa I won’t need my transcript of records, at least not now. They insist I’ll do my health check up again, here in Japan though. I can’t provide it later, so taking it in Tainan was a waste of money and time. I hope there won’t be any surprises when I come back tomorrow with a 150$ health check and the same documents I presented today. At least I know that it doesn’t take long at the immigration office, there was no line and a bunch of employees. The clinic seems to be pretty busy, filled with Chinese speaking patients.Just waiting is boring so we decided to eat some inexpensive soba as you can find it on basically every corner in downtown Tokyo. It’s neither really filling not super tasty but definitely the healthier fast food that you can purchase. Another coffee later it was time to go to the clinic and get thoroughly checked. I regret that I didn’t do it earlier in Taiwan, it’s cheaper and this whole thing would’ve been over a lot sooner. Maybe planning would’ve been helpful, if I had done it right.
In any case, this way I was able to find a clinic in which only has Taiwanese staff. For me this was quite helpful because even though I wouldn’t say I speak Chinese it’s still a lot better than my Japanese or their English. Only the doctor was able to speak proper English and we chatted a bit about the beauty of Taiwan, Germany, and Japan. We quickly concluded that all countries have their breathtaking areas and that life in each of the three is wonderful.
I left the the clinic 45 minutes later, together with the certificate that states I’m in perfect health and condition, being no risk for the Taiwanese population.
Wish me luck for tomorrow at the immigration office. For now we’re leaving Tokyo behind, looking forward to taking Tora for a walk and eating some hot food before we have to go back to the same places as today.