It went by quickly. 30 days. Crazy fast.
On our flight now from Fukuoka (on the southern island of Kyushu) to Bangkok. Tomorrow onward to Paro, Bhutan.
Summary thoughts from Japan: clean, orderly, friendly if somehow not always understanding our US-isms, helpful, easy traveling! And not too expensive, to boot.
The food is amazing, from the everpresent ramen, sushi, sake!, tofu bonanza, rice, mushrooms, miso.
As I said early on, this is such a nice transition from the US, the real adventures will be our accelerating pace - with three countries in a month. We’ve also started to dive into planning for Africa - looks like lots of rain when we’re there so we are considering some changes to our itinerary. The March cyclone season in Madagascar doesn’t sound appealing :-( but we’re flexible and will figure out satisfying alternatives.