I retired on 31 December 2018. On 3 January 2019 I flew off to Japan on my first post-retirement trip. I've been to Japan three times before - the first time, to Tokyo, Kyoto and Niseko. The second time, to Tokyo, Osaka, Nara, Kyoto and ... Niseko. The third time to ... Niseko. And now the fourth - to Hiroshima, Uno, Naoshima, Injujima and Teshima, Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySeas, Tokyo and ... Niseko. It's more circumstance than anything else that keeps taking me back to Niseko to ski. The first time was in 2008. The second time was 2016 with friends. The third time in 2018 was to celebrate a friend's 60th birthday. And this time is with the same 60th birthday friends. They rent the same place each year and have a great time, and we were invited along this year. First stop was Hiroshima. It's an interesting city. Totally rebuilt after WWII. The Shukkeien Gardens are beautiful, the Peace Memorial and Museum sobering, and the Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki delicious!