Just a quick note to y'all: for me and Exotic Research City, it's all over but the shouting. I have a dinner with my "family" here tonight, I finish packing the suitcases, then I leave early tomorrow morning. There is a stop in an Affected Airport on the way, so if you don't hear from me in 48 hours or so, I'm sitting in some airport waiting room, trying to live on overpriced sandwiches.
I leave you with one last photo, a cool moment wherein the locals in Exotic Research City broke into spontaneous dance in the entryway of the subway as the buskers played a tune. 'Cause that's just how we roll here:
Play nice while I'm away, and see you stateside!