Some places you've lived you go back to very often. There are also other places in your past where you don't get to go back as often.
This past week I was able to visit kobe. It's always interesting to see that things change but never the streets themselves.
The flow of people was alive as ever; I was happy to see that. In this day and age it isn't rare when a place becomes deserted when you return the next time.
The scorching heat and the ridiculous humidity made for a very different experience than say Seattle. The shirt you wear on a hot Seattle day suddenly feels like a coat.
The food here is as always superior to any japanese food had in the US; actually most of the Kansai region does better at preparing foods than the rest of the country in my opinion.
I wasn't able to go to many locations due to time constraint but it is always a pleasure.
Last but not least I was able to go to a fireworks show with some highschool friends which I enjoyed thoroughly.
Some of these friends I hadn't talked yo in years; I was happy to see that they hadn't changed.
I hope that when I return again it'll still be the same old kobe; hot, humid and full of life.