Big in Japan: Bye-bye, but not sayonara

This is a difficult post for me to write…

After more than 18 months of blogging from the Land of the Rising Sun, I have unfortunately decided to retire my Big in Japan series.

First and foremost, and I have immensely enjoyed writing about all of the weird, the wacky and the wonderful randomness that comes out of Japan.

On that note, a big domo arigatou is in order for all of the readers who followed my postings, left comments, and encouraged me to keep on writing.

I would also like to thank the wonderful staff at Gadling – you all know who you are – for putting together the best damn travel blog on the web.

So, what’s next? Good question (^_^)

I’m going to be retuning to southern Africa for a few months to work on some guidebooks for Lonely Planet. But, as they say in Japanese, this is merely bye-bye and not sayonara.

What’s the difference you ask? Great question (^_^)

Sayonara translates to ‘farewell,’ and this is hopefully anything but. So, stay tuned, as there is a good chance I might make a return in the not too distant future…