Note: I’m currently in Japan this week, and it’s been a remarkable trip thus far. I need to take some time to tell you all about it, but right now I’m stuffing my face with rice balls and just delighting in how beautiful and clean everything is. So you’ll have to wait for my posts about Japan, but in the meantime, I hope you enjoy a few tales about the last time I was in Asia – when Rand and I wandered around Turkey last fall.
I went by myself to the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul, because nothing says “me time” like creeping around a dimly lit, ancient underground cavern while water drips on you from god knows where and freaks you out.
In truth, Rand was busy with the conference and we’d yet to meet up with our friends who were traveling with us, so I had some