Settling into a new country takes time, research indicates that it can take up to two years before you begin to feel immersed into a new culture and boy has that been true in my case. I have an endless list of reasons as to why it has taken me so long to adjust to life here, both personal and comical, but despite it's flaws Japan really feels like home to me now. I have travelled to 28 countries and it is the one and only place that I believe everyone should have on their bucket list; the culture, the traditions, the people, the food, the customs....they cannot be matched anywhere else in the world, Japan is unique.
|From the beautiful...|
|To the crazy.....|
|To the downright weird.|
However besides my love affair with Japan. I now have another predicament. Staying here now means that I have nine weeks off in the summer to do as I please and I need some help. I want to travel for six of those weeks and I am struggling to think of where to go.
My travel options so far are:
- Backpacking through parts of SE Asia that I have never been: Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia.
- Six weeks exploring the beauty of South America.
- Route 66 - taking in East Coast America too.
This list is obviously not extensive and I would greatly appreciate your advice on where to spend my summer. Do you have any blog posts about these destinations? Do you have any other recommendations? Please share.