All my previous experience of embassies is based on a long visit to the US embassy last summer, so I was just happy that my trip to the Japanese embassy this morning was a quick in and out affair. Staff were perfectly pleasant and very efficient, there was plenty of space to fill out forms in comfort and best of all I was leaving again a mere 15 minutes after I showed up.
There was a problem though - I'd convinced myself the building was on the Mall when it's the other side of the park. I would have got there exactly on time if it had been where I thought it was, but as it happened I had to peg it across Green Park in sweltering heat to arrive, red faced, ten minutes late.
I can't blame the embassy for that though.
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