Welcome! I’m an ESL teacher in Japan. I studied Japanese for 3 years in college and continue to study through books, classes, and everyday living. I have a large group of friends that enable me to practice Japanese on a regular basis and experience Japan as if I were not a foreigner, as opposed to spending my time at American/English bars or foreign travel groups(not to say that’s a bad thing). With some help from my friends and some determination I plan to become a translator someday.
While I’m working in Japan I plan to focus on spending all of my earnings on traveling around Asia. Prior to coming to Japan I had no experience with foreign travel, not even Canada. I have only truly explored 6 or 7 states, but by the time I return to America I plan to be a highly experienced traveler. Within the next year, I will be going to Vietnam and India, but with any luck I will also see South Korea and parts of China. In the meantime, I will be traveling all over Japan to areas ranging from Okinawa to Hokkaido and everything in between. I’ve seen a number of areas in Japan already, but it’s a big country with a lot of history and I plan to capture as much as a person can.
Any questions or comments are always welcome. If your curious about a certain area or topic then let me know I can try to write about it in the future. If there’s any other tips or tricks you are interested in while traveling through Japan, then please inform me so I can mention it in the next blog. Enjoy!