Tonight I'll start the last segment of my train journey. I've spent the last few days in the town where I grew up from age 5-15. It's been by turns very familiar, because I'm staying with friends who lived with me for a few years, and very unfamiliar-familiar, because it's a very conservative town with a value set quite different from the city I left a week ago, to the point that this is even reflected in the infrastructure and building styles. All in all the effect is quite surreal at times.

I'm looking forward to restarting a daily cycle which involves getting enough sleep and waking up at a stable time. My mood has been pretty stable given all the disruptions to my sleep so far. I'm about to spend 45 hours on trains and in stations, though, so we'll see how well that holds up over the next week or so.

I'm the type of person who can't really sleep on moving vehicles, but I finally broke that barrier on the last 27-hour segment. I had 2 seats to sleep across. Hoping for that again.

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