I'm smiling for TWO reasons here. The first is that I'm within 39km of completing my trip. The second is that for the first time in two weeks I had a normal poo! May not sound like much of an accomplishment but when you've been as sick as I have while cycling, its reason for a party :)
Now starts my 72hr flight home. I have a 16 hour layover in Bangkok, a 6hour layover in Tokyo, and a 4 hour layover in Seattle. About as horrible a sequence of flights as it's possible to come up with but it's the only way I could get this really good airfare – the price of cheap is 72hrs of airline agony.