Announcement: I’m home! 26 hours late, but I’m here, in possession of my photos and baggage, and not remotely jetlagged.

Disclaimer: Apparently, my sarcasm in this blog (which must have come as a surprise to most of you, since I NEVER am in the least bit sarcastic at home) led some to fear that Berlin and I did not get along. As a matter of fact, we got along beautifully, but without scathing commentary on its many quirks and oddities, this blog would have been the most pointless bore to invade the internet since the publication of Star Wars Adventure Journal .

And anyway, happy, sunshine-and-bunnies stories never get published–just ask Tolstoy.