great memories often come from rough experiences

Shinobu Nimura, tour guide:

Once back in Japan, I organize parties where my clients can exchange photos and reminisce. Without exception, the best stories revolve around things that, at the time, were not so enjoyable. Often, people remember these incidents with such fondness that they eventually become the highlights of the whole trip. For example, we’ll never forget the huge storms that once forced us to hop onto a barge, or when our routes were forced to change due to a sudden conflict in a region. We even miss a hotel room that had frogs singing in the bathroom. Nobody, on the other hand, talks about the luxury hotels that we occasionally stayed in.

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