I have a soft spot for Japan. Sushi, amazing architecture, kind people, ramen, clean, orderly, easy to travel, and they even had a whole street of places to go salsa dancing! I fell in love with Japan, but I think the main reason that I won’t ever forget it is because it was my first time living overseas.
I lived in Japan for 11 weeks while I did an internship with Camp Adventure Youth Services in Yokosuka, Japan. I was teaching songs, games, arts and crafts to dependents of US Navy personnel. We went on field trips to museums, aquariums, a zoo, and to the swimming pool. The weekends were my own for exploring, though!
My friends and I spent a lot of time in Tokyo because it was so close and there was always something fun to see and do. I also made it as far north as Nikko, and as far south as Kyoto. There are still so many places I would like to visit; I hope I can make it back there one day!
I took so many photos while I was there, but I only loaded 16 onto my facebook account…and then my computer died and all of my photos were lost! Here are some of my favorite photos from my time in Japan: