I spoke to my good friend Taube last night.
She and her husband Julian are living in Japan for a few years, and we were lucky enough to visit them last May for one of my most favorite vacations. I think Taube was a travel agent in a past life, because she plans the best vacations!
One of these days, I'll get around to putting pictures up from that trip, but Taube has some right here since she's not quite as lazy as me!
It's kinda difficult to find the right time to call the other side of the world, but I realized last night that it was the perfect time, and we got to catch up a bit. Hopefully we will be able to visit again next summer, since they are staying another year. Thank god I'll be able to eat ramen again!