With me I lug along a rucksack full of devices, adapters, and connectors. Just when you think you got the gadget that would replace three, you realize you forgot the other two that had to be consolidated. Never have I been so tech-tuned to voltage and port requirements.
In me there is a yearning to go, an excitedness, but I do not know if I am ready or will be for all that lies ahead. I spend the first night in Kansai airport before heading into Kyoto the next day. I am incredibly excited to walk around and look at temples. Places of worship baffle me when they bring about a set of behaviors on a person upon entry.
US Visa, lightweight laptop, international drivers permit, Japanese phrasebook, are all set.
Here's a pic from the time my world religions class visited the funeral monument and temple of the Maharashtran Saint Dannyeshwar in Alandi, 25km outside Pune in 2011.