I actually came back!!
Reports from Japan (* = pictures # = multimedia)
* Consumer Technologies - updated - these little marvels quickly emptied my wallet and bank account
I lost about 6 days just being sick! I feel horrible about it. It's my vacation time! It might have been 3 or 4 days, but I kept feeling like I was getting better, and tried to do something, only to extend my sickness. It was a horrible cold that left me unable to breathe. I tried going to Kyoto while I was still sick, and had to take the first bullet train home the next morning. This sucks. I missed half of my sightseeing time; I will have to come back.