Sophia is in Kyoto. I can't believe someone so close to me is so far away right now, but if I think too much about that I will start to cry and instead I'm going to post Sophia's note from day one:
Got up at 4 Central Time, going to bed at 21:30 Japan time with only like two hours of nap in between (I have been up like 26 hours). Shortish plane ride to SFO was pretty chill. Long plane ride to KIX was considerably less so.
Airplane food is not good.
Japan has mountains! Like, I knew this but it never clicked.
I like Sisters and the people who work for them.
The two English native people who are helping us out are a guy from New Zealand named Alistair and an American named ____, who I am pretty sure is a leperchaun in disguise. Just trust me on this.
Japan is super quiet.
Our taxi driver made small talk with us about Catholicism. English was not his first language. Dr. Bohac is not good at slowing down. It was an interesting conversation.
I don't think I have seen anyone wearing clothes that reveals their knees.
The roads are so thin and the cars more boxy and short.
Their airport is so much more relaxed. Customs took less time than a TSA check in would.
Toilets are far too complicated.
The water tastes a bit like seafood.