Sapporo / Chitose / Haneda / Düsseldorf / Cologne. Long way.
Got up early at 4:00 AM, incredible sunrise. Had managed to organize some private taxi, with friends we had made before. Got to know some interesting stories about western china.
At the counter everything went well, no complaints about the cardboards with the bicycles weighting around ~25kg and me carrying a load of vinyl.
Took the 1:50hr transfer to Tokyo Haneda, with the guys responsible for the packing of the luggage into the plane waving you goodbye. Listened again to Yumi Arai. Changed flight and went for another 11:30hrs flight back home. Flight stretched quite a bit, but with sleeping it was bearable.
In Düsseldorf Roman was so nice to pick us up, delivering us back home to Cologne.
And all the nice people we encountered on this journey….