My adventures in Japan included walking about town in Asakusa where locals ride bikes everywhere.
Vending machines were abundant.
You could even buy BEER from vending machines. Hmmm…
Needless to say, I saw a lot of different customs. To combat the culture shock, I was happy to stay in touch with family and friends back home.
I introduced my host Japanese family in Toyota City, Japan…to my family back home in Michigan. They even got a tour of my home (thanks to my daughter) and watched a YouTube video of my son’s garage band gig. How cool is that?
I kept up my blog posts, including pictures, during early jet lagged mornings and airport layovers…in Japan and later Seattle, Washington. Writing as I went helped keep things fresh.
I exchanged texts with my teenagers in the U.S…while I was in Tokyo, Toyota City, Hiroshima and Kyoto. I loved seeing what they were up to and they knew they could text me any time. Read the rest of this entry »