I’m back in Tokyo after my trip to America. I’m told that it’s no hotter here than where I was staying in America but the high humidity makes a lot of difference to how comfortable you feel. I liked the weather in Asheville. It did get hot during the day but the cooler mornings and evenings were beautiful. Here I get to spend the day dripping with sweat. There is no breeze and the evenings are as hot a mid-afternoon. At least the sun goes down early so I can stop stressing about my sunblock sweating off in the evenings.
I’ve been trying to sort some things out in the apartment but after washing the dishes I looked and felt as if I had been working out for an hour. I’m sticky and disgusting and I have been since I arrived back. We are supposed to be limiting our electricity usage so I have the doors open instead of using the air conditioner. We will be using the air conditioners at night as sleeping in this heat is difficult. It is possible, once you get really tired, but I wake up feeling ill. I’m not even back 24 hours and I’m already dreaming of leaving.