Each new place and experience has those things that imprint themselves on us. In a new culture, they end up being the things you’ll always remember clearly and long for years later as you travel to new places. They are the things that will make you smile and be grateful for your time spent in that place, whether you recall it as a wholly uplifting experience or not. As we prepare to leave, I have been reflecting on the best bits about this strange land and the last year in it. For me, there are 8 things that stand out as really awesome.