yeah bike touring is sick a motorbike across straya sounds awesome too though. Show us a pic of your setup. >>1423637
hmm that's a shame about finding people to relate to. I find it's sometimes a lot easier when you're by yourself though. You're just a lot less threatening and a wanderer makes more sense alone. In some ways but not others.
The thing that puts me off Japan the most is that apparently even the people who do speak english don't understand sarcasm and a life with only smalltalk and no shit talking seems quite miserable. How'd you find the banter receptiveness ?