We’re Big in Japan


I’ve skipped a lot of countries since my last post about Kenya (posted from Nepal), but I thought it would be nice to make a quick one here from Tokyo since Japan will be our last country in Asia. What follows is mostly logistics, but I still plan to add some more narrative posts (including rollups of my Instagram posts) of the countries we’ve already left.

We arrived here a week ago, and after visiting Sapporo and Tokyo are heading tomorrow to Takayama. From there, we’ll continue onward to Hiroshima and Kyoto before catching a flight to Cairns, Australia in another 8 days or so. Then, we’ll have a week split between there and Melbourne before continuing onwards for two weeks in New Zealand.

Iconic backdrop, but the Sapporo Beer Museum was nothing to write home about. We sped through in order to grab some lunch.

After New Zealand, we fly to Chile, and will travel in South America until we fly back to the US, probably in late May.

That’s looking forward. Here are all of the countries I’ve skipped since that last post about Kenya:

  • Uganda
  • Rwanda
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • UAE
    • India
    • Sri Lanka
    • Nepal
    • Thailand
    • Laos
    • Vietnam
    • Cambodia
    • Singapore
    • Malaysia
    • Brunei
    • Philippines
    • Taiwan

With that, our country count is as follows:

  • 43 countries so far, total
  • Me: 73 countries (including 44 eating McDonald’s)
  • Karen: 75 countries
  • Henry: 56 countries
  • Charlie: 52 countries
  • James: 49 countries

P.S. I was thinking of this song when I wrote that title, but maybe you prefer this other one.