Getting cold feet, are we?
As mentioned before, getting here wasn't that easy. You might think that all you need is a plane ticket, a couple of clean underwear and a map. Well... in my case it wasn't that easy...
Going to Japan was a dream of mine for quite some time, but I never had the chance to actually go thru the whole thing. When I left NYC about a year ago I had a pretty clear plan - get a world map, put a pin in all the places I would like to go, connect the dots and get movin'.
Well, guess what? That's not exactly what happened.
As usually the case with such elaborate plans (at least in my own very limited personal experience), stuff happens. I won't bother you with the details but would mention that starting a new business and the groundwork for the development of this wonderful new platform (yes, yes... I do obviously mean this website), were definitely some of the highlights.
So I started trimming down the list of my "must go" locations, and eventually ended up with a much shorter list and a new plan. What started as a very long trip that would probably last months (if not years) to complete, turned into several shorter trips that I figured would be easier to accomplish. At the top of the list was Japan, of course.
Problem was that by the time I was ready to go, I had about a week to prepare or else I'll be missing most of the nicer travel season. You might think that such nonsense won't stand in your way, but I decided I appreciate the comforts of travelling at the right time more. Friends prefered calling it a lame excuse for getting cold feet.
Well, yeah. There's that.
This was last year.