Category Pre-Peace Boat

Sayonara & One Second Everyday

Well, this is it guys. I leave for my round-the-world voyage in less than 24 hours. Pretty unbelievable. I am kind of freaking out right now and I have been scrambling around all day trying to get as many last minute things done, but I don’t think there is any way that I will feel […]

Peace Boat Itinerary!!

I keep mentioning that this trip is taking me around the world, but you may be wondering: “Where exactly are you going?” Well, I am going to 21 countries located in the Northern Hemisphere.The dates listed below are when we are expected to be in each country, so feel free to “follow my footsteps” (as […]

Peace Boat Orientation

As I said in my last post, Peace Boat orientation began bright and early on Monday morning. However, it wasn’t actually very bright Monday morning, because it was raining, as you can see in the photo below that I snapped at 8am in Shibuya on my way to the Peace Boat office. When I arrived […]

Goodbye Gunma, Hola Tokyo

The departure from Gunma began early. As in, 5:30am early. My lovely host, Jenn, had a school enkai (celebration drinking party) to attend which departed for Yokohama at 7:00am.  So, if we had to be up early, Jenn and I thought we might as well have a rocking good farewell breakfast before parting ways. And […]

Home Away from Home – Pt.2

Well, Annaka, despite the foot injury which kept me bound up on Sunday & Monday, it was an incredible week!! Here are a ton of photos to sum up what I did this week. Enjoy! *During karaoke, I was exposed to the full craziness of Kyari Kyari Pamyu Pamyu. Check out her bizarre “PON PON” […]

Home Away from Home – Pt.1

One of the main reason that I was so excited when I found out that I got the teaching position on Peace Boat was because it meant that I would be able to return to my “home away from home” of Annaka (located in Gunma prefecture), the city where I lived and worked as an English […]

The Long Flight and my Weekend in Osaka

For those of you not on Facebook, sorry for keeping you in the dark and I hope I didn’t have you worried, but as the title indicates, I made it safely to Osaka, Japan! My excitement — and my experiment to combat jet lag — meant that I stayed awake the entire 12-hour flight to […]