The Mid-Year Exodus


Just barely 24 hours after returning home from a whirlwind 2 weeks in the Japan witnessing spring slowly transforming into summer, I can’t quite find the perfect adjective to describe the entire trip.

Traveling Asia, as an Asian, is a rather different experience from traveling in the West.  On one side, the eastern cultures are natural extension of my identity but at the same time, they are entirely foreign.  Only during this third visit to Japan, my first as an adult, I was truly able to see and absorb as much as she was willing to offer and as little as time could handle.

Now I’m hooked and I can’t wait to go back.