First Glimpse of Tokyo

Originally published on 6 June 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” that I wrote during my first ever solo summer abroad living and working in Japan! Hello to all! I have officially conquered Tokyo with the help of Mrs. Fujita and her amazing family. I hopped the morning train (6:48am) fromContinue reading “First Glimpse of Tokyo”

The Nagoya Experience

Originally published on 2 June 2006. This post is part of a series of e-mails to home from my first ever solo trip abroad: Japan! Well hello there! My travels have been pretty good so far, and I’m not done yet! Follow along with me… Monday, I went to Nagoya. This was the first time I’dContinue reading “The Nagoya Experience”

Train Travel to Nagoya

Originally published on 29 May 2006. This blog post is part of a larger series about my first ever trip abroad–solo to Japan! Well, hello once again! The trip to Nagoya was ok. I feel pretty accomplished for taking the train and all that all by myself, but I was disappointed in myself for not venturingContinue reading “Train Travel to Nagoya”

Night Train to Bratislava!

Originally published 12 May 2012. So, we don’t really use trains very much in the States. Where I grew up, trains were Thomas the Tank Engine and something people used in the 1800s to get across the country—not something people use as an alternative to driving or flying! I’ve ridden trains before in Japan andContinue reading “Night Train to Bratislava!”