My dorm group ended up going to the airport together even though only two of us had a morning flight.
It was nice to look back on the semester during the hour or so long train ride. And so many of our friends were waiting for us to see us off! I couldn’t believe it.
We planned to have a lot of time to say goodbye, but due to complications with baggage check we really only got about 10 minutes.
Saying farewell was extremely difficult. Especially to Komal who started sobbing into my arms.
Before we knew it Bruns and I said our last goodbyes and were on a plane back to the US. Shame though, we didn’t get to move our seats next to eachother.
It was strange walking through an airport and hearing English everywhere again. And the rude airport clerks. Yep, definitely back in America! Lolol.
But I was ecstatic to see my sister and parents for the first time after so long!
Now here I am sitting in Chicago. It feels as if nothing has changed. The thought that I was in another country just 24 hours ago is absurd.
I’ll never forget the people I met and the memories I made on this trip.
Thanks to everyone this semester who made it unforgettable!
Over the course of its run, this blog accumulated over 5,000 hits from countries all over the world.
Maybe some of you were veteran readers, or maybe just a google search gone awry.
Whatever the case,
I thank all of you for taking the time to scroll through my adventures.
It’s been an incredible experience: one that I’m sure will feel like a giant dream in a few short years to come.
I can’t predict what the world will be like in 10 or 20 years but I’ll always be able to look back and remember that at one point in time I spent a quarter of my 19th age running carelessly around Tokyo.
For all those who come to stumble upon this page in the future, I invite you to click back to the BEGINNING and experience Japan through my eyes.