Sunday, May 18, 2008

Eleven Days Down, One to Go

I have gawked at real live geisha, I have cheered at sumo bouts, I have seen the largest Buddha in the world, I have seen sculptures from the 7th century, I have been in palaces and experienced nightengale floors and gotten to know a country, a history, and a people. I have squirmed to enlightenment by a shortcut. I am in Tokyo on my last night before I leave this amazing country, and I am filled with a desire to see ALL the countries of this world, right now, I never want to go back to my "real" life.

Lots of photos--more photos than any human should want to see, ever--coming up. Highlights from the trip. Notes on gear, what I brought, what I forgot. Tips on getting cash in a foreign country with no PIN number, drinking with Norwegian boys, communicating by sign language with Japanese girls, and playing, "Guess What's In My Bento Box" on a hungover stomach. The three stages of Templeosity. Deer-feeding. Being fascinated by Engrish. I fly home tomorrow. I'll miss vending machine iced coffee and convenience store food, I won't miss language barriers. I'll cover everything in detail. Stay tuned.

3 comments:

Megha Bansal said...

I wonder if you feel like you will miss the place. I always get like that, no matter how little or how much fun I have had! I wonder if it has something to do with the work-less life of a vacation ;)

Can't wait to read more...

l-t said...

So...did you manage to stay within 67% of budget, did you get all 100%, or did you go WAY OVER 100%?

C said...

l-t, I'm betting on "WAY OVER 100%," but I could be wrong. :P

Can't wait to read more about your trip!!