It’s difficult to decide whether Japanese trains are the easiest or most complicated public transport system you have ever tried to navigate. As you lean back on a plush seat in the Shinkansen, you are relieved to hear the English announcement that follows the Japanese: the calm voice lists your destination. Somehow, you made it to the right place.
Darkness enveloped us, and suddenly we were the only people in the world. The swarm chased us down the tunnel, the deep buzzing reverberating off the crumbling brick walls. The wind whooshed past as we panicked, desperate to escape the onslaught of bees.