Possibly drinking fresh orange juice.
A quick, rejuvenating flip back westward for a week in Turkey–a long weekend outside of Antalya with the Askew & friends, bookended by a few days here in Istanbul.
And then poof, landlocked, communication-free for a while, and linguistically and logistically confused again, naturally.
Onward and eastward into western China, Mongolia, etc. Aka, back to my mom’s basement to play Pitfall and eat Cheetos.