The first true friend I made in Japan has now left. He's left to cycle the entire length of America. From Northern Canada to Southern Argentina. How crazy? You can read about it here https://pedalsouth.org/ . I'm so excited for him, yet sad he's gone. I hope that when I finish in Japan I can travel to America and go visit him in Texas. I can't wait to hear all about the adventure.
We had a picnic to say goodbye. A hammock was involved: