I have returned from Japan, and I’m still suffering from jet-lag. I’m glad I scheduled three weeks off work: the last one to recover from the time shift. So as I tell my coworkers, when I’m tired, I become snarky: you have been warned.
As I planned, I stayed in Tokyo, Hakone region, and Osaka. As mentioned in the title, I left a mark at a hostel in Osaka…Or several marks. It is the quirky place where if you have artistic ability (or not) or a funny (or weird) saying, you are encouraged to graffiti on the walls (especially in the bathroom). Such examples include:
“The best defense against Sasq
Tomorrow I leave for Los Angeles, and from there to the Narita Airport in Tokyo. I’ll be in the country for two weeks, focusing on Tokyo (a city I haven’t visited before) and a few days in Osaka (one place I’ve been). I’m saving Kyoto for another Japan trip: I feel it deserves a trip all by itself. But, as I’m keeping this trip as flexible as possible, things might change once I get there. ;)
As I had mentioned, I have been to Japan before: one week in Osaka, and three weeks in the rural area in Yamaguchi-ken, an hour outside of Hiroshima. This was a missions trip in the summer of 2011. I spent m