16th January, 2008
Yes people, I have finally made it home to my apartment in Tokyo! I floated into Osaka harbor on the 20th December, and spent a few days exploring Osaka and Kyoto (my first time to visit these great cities).
I rode the final leg to Tokyo fairly quickly, stopping by Nagoya, Shizuoka, Mishima and Tsurumi before rolling into Tokyo on the 29th – just in time for New Years Day.
A huge thanks to everyone out there who supported me with friendship and kindness – I couldn’t have done it without you! The generosity and warmth of family, friends and strangers alike has been truly incredible, and I will never forget it.
I’ll be filling in the huge blanks in this blog over the next little while, as time permits. I’m now in the process of getting organized, ‘getting real’, and figuring out how to pay the bills… Stay tuned for reports of frosty fun in Central Asia!
It has been a fantastic adventure – more so than I could have ever imagined. I have to say though – it’s great to be back home too!