Have you ever visited a place that made you sad? Truly made your heart break and made you want to leave crying but you were still glad you went? For me, that was my visit to Nagasaki.
As you should know, Nagasaki was one of the cities forever marked as one of the sites of the atomic bomb dropping in World War II. After enduring the horrors of the bomb, Nagasaki chooses to educate others about the devastation and destruction left behind.
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Welcome back to Feature Friday! This week we have the honor of meeting Rhiannon. She’s taking the time to share with us about one of her most exciting trips of 2017. I enjoyed reading about her experience, and she shares various advice and tips for people travelling to this country! Keep reading to find out where Rhiannon went, and the different adventures she went on! Continue reading “Feature Friday: Meet Rhiannon F.”
Welcome back to Feature Friday! This week we have the pleasure of getting to know Nicola, as she shares with us her trip to Japan. It was super interesting for me to read what she had to say, because I love hearing other people’s perspectives on places that I’ve been. As she was able to stay longer than I did, she visited several different cities, so it was cool to be able to experience them through her pictures and words! Come find out more about her trip! Continue reading “Feature Friday: Meet Nicola L.”
Rounding out my Japan posts, is my post about our two day trips to Osaka and Kyoto. I wish we could have spent more time in these beautiful cities; however, I am grateful for the time that we did have! We had the opportunity to eat delicious food, experience the beautiful colors of fall, and take in the exquisite sights in the cities. Come along with me, as I share our day and pictures! If you would like the comprehensive recount of our travels, start on our Tokyo trip first! Continue reading “Osaka and Kyoto”
I couldn’t believe when the plane tickets to Japan were purchased. It was so surreal to me that I was actually flying across the world to go to my first Asian country. My travel partners – Vika, a longtime friend since middle school, and her boyfriend, Telal – were also so excited as well. We were heading to Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto! Continue reading “Takin’ on Tokyo”
Disclosure: I did receive a discounted price for promising to write a blog post about MariCar Tour; however, these are my honest opinions about my experience.
If you’re anything like me, you grew up playing Nintendo and a slew of various Mario games. You either battled opponents on Super Mario Smash Brothers, or you fought to have the highest number of stars on Mario Party, or you raced through the streets of various courses on Mario Kart. I did all three, and then some; however, in my house, it was always a battle between my brother, my sister, and I on who was the fastest racer on Mario Kart. We practiced for hours on end so we could beat the other two and claim the glory of being the speediest in the home. Mario Kart definitely stemmed some friendly competition between us three, and it grew to be a love we all shared throughout our childhood. So I’m sure you can imagine my excitement when I found out I could do on a MariCar Tour while in Japan! Continue reading “MariCar Tour in Tokyo”
Remember when I informed you guys that I was going to Japan? Well, it happened over Thanksgiving break! It was my first time visiting an Asian country, so I was a little nervous and anxious about what to expect. I didn’t speak or read the language. I did give Duolingo a try, but it didn’t help me out too much. Turns out though, I had nothing to worry about. The trip went pretty smoothly, and we only got lost a handful of times! I have so many stories from our trip, but to kick off my Japan posts, I put together a photo essay of Japan to share some of my favorite pictures! Continue reading “Photo Essay of Japan”
It’s official! This girl is headed to Japan in November with two friends. To say that I’m excited would definitely be an understatement. I’ve always wanted to visit an Asian country, but it always seemed too far and too far out of my reach. Now, it’s actually happening, and I cannot stop smiling! Continue reading “It’s Official: I’m Going to Japan!”