originally published October 31, 2021
As coursework wound to a close, I determined to collect all my end-of-term travels into a single story.
A few weeks have stretched into a few months, and here I find myself with three months and five countries to cover! Make that six countries – I write to you from my quarantine facilities in Tokyo, Japan. (No need to pity me: my organization, JET [Japan Exchange and Teaching] has arranged for us to pay our purgatory dues in commodious and well-stocked hotel rooms near the airport. They delivered breakfast to my door at precisely 7:30am: scrambled eggs, salad, and…chicken nuggets. More anon.)
Appropriately enough, my ventures beyond Oxford began with a trip to her sister city: Cambridge.