Recontracting JET: To be

Recontracting JET: To be

Since my last post rambling the to’s and fro’s of recontracting I made a decision. Last week I decided to recontract for another year on JET! As well as many other things, this means I’ll be coming home in August 2020, when I’m 23, and I’ll (hopefully) be coming back much more travelled, experienced and [...]

December Update

December Update

To honour one of my many goals of 2019, I wanted to keep up my blogging momentum and look back on December while it's still fresh. My last month of 2018 was one of the more… emotional months that I’ve had this year, considering all of the homesick-fodder events that took place this month, I [...]

November Update

November Update

‘November arrived, cold as frozen iron…’ J.K Rowling, Order of the Phoenix The month started pretty chill, with me sat in 525 café typing away waiting for my Oreo waffles. I remember feeling pretty happy at this point, Halloween had been a success and I feeling was content in my own company, recharging from another [...]

October Update

October Update

Although the last few weeks have been HECTIC I wanted to spend the last few days before I head off for Christmas getting organized. With so much happening all the time, it’s been pretty difficult to write consistently, but when I do get down to write at least there’s plenty of content! October was amazing, [...]

Amano Iwato Shrine

Amano Iwato Shrine

After rowing and casually strolling around Takachiho Gorge I was on the road again; heading for Amano Iwato Shrine, as seen in a pamphlet I’d been given at my B&B.   The drive was beautiful; the skies were clear and the sun was shining as I followed the road around the mountain with the green [...]

September Update

September Update

I've been putting off this update for a while, being mega busy and feeling like I wanted to write about other things; but I decided it's important to have a monthly overview (even if it is morbidly overdue). September was my first full month in Japan, I was getting more settled into my house and [...]

Takachiho Gorge, Miyazaki

Takachiho Gorge, Miyazaki

This weekend I took a solo road-trip across to Takachiho and my first destination, after an awesome stay at Ukigumo B&B, was the infamous Takachiho Gorge. I wanted to visit here since I first arrived in Japan and researched possible road-trip destinations. It felt so great to finally visit! That morning I woke up early, [...]