I just got back from vacation, and to make it a real vacation, I didn't bring my laptop. That did make it more of a restful getaway, but it meant I didn't write down my observations and musings during the trip. Ah, well. I did take ~500 pictures though, which I'll eventually organize and post.
One thing I did notice on my first day back at work is that I seem to be better at admitting ignorance and asking for help. I wonder if that's because I'm more relaxed or because I spent several days not being able to speak the local language.