Talk about a jump back in time. I went to Hokkaido a year and some months ago and now that it’s getting colder, I’m coming around to writing about it. Better late than never right??
I was super nervous about going to Japan by myself. Yes, I made the move to Korea on my own and I was nervous too but it had been six months and I had made friends in Korea already. So, I decided to meet a college friend for a couple days in Hokkaido but for some reason I was all nerves. Maybe because everything was going to be in Japanese? And I didn’t remember enough Japanese from college? I feel like this was it and it was so overwhelming that I might have cried on the day that I arrived.
Of course I arrived before I could check in to my hostel so I sat in their living room area for a bit gathering my courage and my wits. I then went out to just walk around and find something to eat. Of course, I hit up the nearest convenience store and got some lunch then found a bench to sit and eat and watch all the people walking by. Convenience store food in Japan is top notch. After eating, I could not find a trash can. Literally. I took the trash back to the hostel with me and asked the host where to put it and she took it from me.
I won’t bore you with the details, especially since I can’t remember everything that happened so here are the pictures!
As close as Japan is and as easy as it is to travel there, I need to see the rest of South East Asia! So, right now I’m in the very early stages of planning a trip to Vietnam for next summer. I’m just looking to relax by the beach for a few days and eat lots of food, not so much sightseeing just a eat and chill kind of vacation.
Sadly, I dropped my very old point and shoot camera and my iPhone camera is terrible so I’ll be posting about things that I did a while ago…like my trip to Cebu!