I’m finally back in Berlin, after several unplanned delays. I’ll be here until at least April 2008, seeing how things pan out. I’m considering doing a TESOL or CELTA course, to open up the possibility of teaching English (either here, Russia, or Japan). Having had such a great time in Japan has made it difficult to decide where I next want to settle. I suppose time is still in my side… kinda.
On my way to Germany, I stayed five nights in Japan, doing a whirlwind tour of Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka. Apart from the blood, sweat (and almost tears) of lugging 27 kg of gear through Tokyo train stations, Japan was a really cool place. The people are amazingly friendly and generous, and the whole place has a really good nightlife. You wouldn’t have to twist my arm very hard to convince me to return.