The past weekend was one well spend in Hiroshima. I have currently arrived in Fukuoka and I’m back to solo-traveling and all its fun anxieties. I’m feeling up to it though…I’ve had a great start this morning in Miyajima. Tomorrow is going to be a fun day! The coming two weeks are spend in multiple places in Kyushu, Hagi and the wonderful Islands of Teshima and Naoshima. Super-duper looking forward to everything. I know it’ll be over before I know it – so I’m enjoying this grand adventure to the fullest! It already feels like summer in Japan, but I won’t let any heat tear down my spirits – I’ll have some kakigori instead. ;)
My back-in-time posts will resume shortly – I promise! x
I figured these posts are more or less solely a visual diary of my trip. So I am sort of compiling monster posts, with the main purpose of getting my sentiments and memories on the internet so that when later I can look back and ‘ooh’ en ‘ahh’ over everything I’ve been doing way back when. It’s not really the style of blogging I am happy with right now… but still, I really want to get this out there. I admit it, I’m struggling a bit with blogging again. But then again, I’m struggling with life and responsibilities now too so what do I really expect from myself right now?
Annnnnyway, let’s get crackin’! After my weekend in Tokyo (March 31st until April 4th) I went for my first Workaway experience in a really small town in Aichi Pref. And this was, in fact, quite the experience. One might say I suffer a bit of social anxiety at times, so staying at home with a family and basically living of off them while in return I voluntarily do some gardening or cleaning for 5 hours a day, 5 days a week was a valuable experience. But thinking about it now, I was very lucky to have been having that family as my first ‘host-family’ ever.
I decided to just start from the beginning. I mean, there’s already so much going on… but before I am forgetting my sentiments and feelings. Here’s the start of my trip, well you know… the weekend after my arrival in Japan at the beginning of April. In on of my previous posts I talk about arriving in Japan, and about seeing sakura. But I actually had a whole weekend in Tokyo before heading of to Aichi Pref. and the rest of my travels. So let’s get on with it already!! I could have probably fit this weekend in a few separate posts, but hey… let’s just make it a photo-heavy one.
Whatever you say, Tokyo will stay one of my favourite places in the world. Sure, I am really at home in the Kichijoji and Mitaka area. But I really love the crazy bits of districts like Shibuya, Shinjuku and Akihabara too! This weekend I’ve been mostly exploring Omotesando and Roppongi with my friend Fumi or just chilling out with my Tokyo-family in various places…
I will probably be forever re-posting ‘The School of Life’ videos. But this video is so ridiculously well-timed, with my being alone in Japan (Matsuyama currently) trying to overcome my bad inner voices and trying to make the most of being in my own company most of the time.
Hello! I’m in Osaka! Yesterday I left Kyoto, where I’ve stayed for almost 2 weeks and really got to explore the area and get used to travel alone. I’m on one-third of my trip now. There are 2 more months before I leave this place and get to go to my home country and start living a life there again. Kyoto was so nice – as was Nara (a little day trip a few days ago). And now that I’m in Osaka having my own airbnb apartment I finally get to realise how unbelievably tired I am. And man, I feel knackered!
I am allowing myself a little break here in Osaka. Last time I visited I think I saw the highlights of the city. This time I will just enjoy the food, visit Mt. Koyasan for a little day trip and relax a lot at my airbnb during all the ‘spare-time’ I get. Next week (starting Sunday) is going to be a week full of travel. And I am slowly getting an aversion for my backpack. I know that I really can’t complain, I will be visiting lots of nice places… but being such a homebody and being so far away from home for such a long time has left me a little homesick. Sometimes I am really wondering why I am doing this again. So I am really allowing myself a little break here in Osaka. I’ll be fully restored and pumped to visit Himeji, Takamatsu, Shodoshima and Matsuyama next week!!
Have a good day and until soon~!