It wasn’t easy finding fast, cheap Internet access throughout my trip, and when I did, I mostly checked up on e-mail. I always take a long time to write (look how long it took me to write my dissertation!) and I decided my time overseas was better spent doing stuff.

But now I’m back, and over the next few entries I’ll talk about my vacation. Instead of doing a day-by-day account, I’ll instead write around themes: language, culture, infrastructure, food, and so on. When I write chronologically, my writing tends to become dry. I recently looked at my journal for my trip to Europe right after high school graduation, and it was so boring I couldn’t keep reading. I hope to avoid that problem this time around.

Yeah, and I’ll post pictures too.