This past weekend I took a snowy 6 hour train/bus voyage from Mie, my home prefecture, into Gifu, which is a land-locked, mountainous prefecture north of me. The destination was the village of Ogimachi in Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for the uniquely steep and thatched roof structure of its traditional houses! About the Shirakawa Region Ogimachi is a village located in … Continue reading Shirakawa-go: Snow, Mountains, and an Old School Japanese Village!
OK! So welcome to day 2 of my Hong Kong trip! Check out day 1 here! :) Ok, so the next day, our first stop was once again food! This time, it was a place Justin had found called Australia Dairy Co. I was skeptical at first (Australian breakfast place in Hong Kong? Really?), but it tuned … Continue reading Hong Kong (Day 2)
Welcome back to another belated post! This time, I will be writing about Hong Kong, which I went to wayyyy back in May for a Japanese string of holidays called Golden Week. There are many reasons for this post being so late, some of which include Flickr removing their free auto uploader, and me dealing … Continue reading Hong Kong! (Day 1)
Hello all! At the end of February, I visited Kyoto and Iga with my friend Megan, who was visiting from New York! :) I've known Megan for a long time, and was excited to hear that she was in Japan looking for some jobs and sightseeing! I was EVEN MORE excited to hear that she … Continue reading Kyoto’s Plum Blossoms and Iga’s Ninjas
Welcome back! :) Now, I am going to go onto my third South Korea post, which continues from my second Busan post, here! For those who are coming in brand new, I was visiting South Korea with my friend Justin to visit my college friend Dawn (who is currently doing a Fulbright in South Korea, … Continue reading Seoul, South Korea
Ok! Now, for the second half of my visit to Busan! The first half is here! The morning of December 30th, we visited a noodle shop in the area... and I'm writing this so long after the fact that I forgot where it was ahh!! But they specialized in naengmyeonm which are long, thin, handmade … Continue reading Busan, South Korea (2 of 2)
Now, time for my first international trip while living in Japan! I went to South Korea with my friend Justin for a week to visit my friend Dawn! :D Dawn is doing a Fulbright in South Korea and is finishing up her second year there. She and I went to the same university and were … Continue reading Busan, South Korea! (1 of 2)