Friday, October 16, 2009

A Return

Since my plans for Sweden fell through I have been pondering my next move. One thing I decided was that I needed to keep up my unbroken streak of a trip a year. Another consideration in my decision to take a trip, any trip, is that I have a brand new passport that needs to be broken in.

While I did have a one way ticket to Copenhagen in my possession, in the end I decided to head back to Japan for a while. It is now over two years since I left, and I have a lot of friends and places that I miss.

I want to wander the streets of Shinjuku, drink draft Asahi with my mates, eat metric tons of Okonomiyaki, see Fushimi Inari, and so much more. I've missed the people, places and foods of Japan since I left, and I've decided it's time for another visit.

I do feel a little bad because I always try and visit new things when I go on vacation, so I'm trying to fit in a week or so in China while I'm in the area. This will both let me add a new city or two to my list and let me see another good friend who is now living in Shanghai. Though of course Japan, and Kanazawa, comes first.

I'll be gone from the 5th of November to the 5th of December, so I leave in exactly three weeks. It feels good to be excited again.

1 comment:

Island Auntie said...

Going back to a country you know is like meeting up with an old friend: familiar and comfortable yet in the case of someplace so different than what we're used to, like Japan, still challenging and mind expanding. Al & I had a great long layover in Tokyo last month - kinda wished we had stayed longer. Have a great trip!