My trip will bring me to Japan - so I thought learning Japanese might be a good idea. Luckily, I found a Japanese intensive language course taking place here in Berlin in February. Our little group of 16 language students was successfully tortured with 4 - 6 hours Japanese lessons every day for 2 weeks plus lessons about various aspects of Japanese life. We were even having a nice Japanese dinner together one night. These 2 weeks were rather demanding, but also great fun. I don't speak fluent Japanese now, but I think I will survive - if I don't forget everything in the next year.Sayonaara for now!