Saturday, August 4, 2012

bye Japan

I'm writing this from the Seoul Airport. It was an eventful last few days in Kyoto, and the last day we spent all day wandering around, having one last chance at everything. I'll post details later but suffice it to say for now that we shopped, we saw gardens and temples, we walked, we ate sushi and udon, and we cried.

We also took 4 last funny t-shirt photos.
"Lovely Face! Pretty Heart. Smile. She smile me into a bright frame of mind. Myself of pure mind."

Good Worker
A Variety of cars

Swing Hippo*
Let's be Nice to her Through the leaves
In the Wind
Live as One with Nature
Mother Nature


The next update will be from the USA!

*our new nickname for N: "Swingin' Hippo"

Thursday, August 2, 2012

the end

this is going to be my last blog post from Japan. I am unplugging our internet after I post this to return the converter box. We have spent the last 2 or 3 days packing and cleaning out our apartment which has been hampered by most of us getting a pretty awful 24 hour flu bug.

I just had a good-bye lunch at KIT with my host and the other 2 professors in my lab. I turned in my office key, paid our last rent, and received my security deposit back. We'll be in the air in 48 hours. What an adventure this has been.

Bye from Kyoto!