I am writing this post on my flight back to the UK.
My two-month stay in Japan was more hectic than usual. I took a teacher training course at my old university, visited my uncles and aunt, made some trips with my parents, and had dinner with my cousins; I met three cousins on my mother’s side of the family for the first time in 16 years. Having drinks with my close friends was mandatory.
Luca came to Japan. He enjoyed finding some cultural uniqueness such as vending machines for hot beverages in each station, the complexity of public transport, etc… I was happy to see that he came to like my home and the everyday lifestyle and that he bought some dining pottery – dinner plates, sake cups and chopsticks – to take back to the UK.
This flight is nearly in the Netherlands. I have had a comfortable 11-hour flight, and I’ve been able to get some rest and do some work. I got a one-way ticket this time because I haven’t yet decided when my next trip back to Japan will be.