I realize I am a little behind on my post from Kentucky and other things, but this move to Japan has almost settled down. I arrived on Monday from Portland. From there things have not only been a blur of jetlag, but a constant misunderstanding of words, meanings, and characters. Arriving here with no experience with Japanese and only a few words memorized, I knew I was walking in totally unprepared.
Jetlag is a real thing folks. No matter how much you try and fight it, your body likes patterns and it is used to the time it is in. Adding a 16 hour time change and a flight over the international date line? Major, total, insane confusion. So, the posts will start coming, after my body has adjusted to this massive change.
Anyhow, Tokyo is amazing. I have literally seen a very small speck of it. I have managed to get on the metro, take a bus, and even walk to school. It's amazing that when you live in a foreign country you feel like a kindergartener. Not only am I not able to read anything, but I have to try food for the first time, I can barely communicate with the people around me, and when I need to go somewhere I have to have someone to hold my hand. I just wish there were coloring books involved!
Even though every day is literally a new adventure, I have had a lot of fun. There has been some serious frustrations, laughter, and hurt noggins, but I have made it this far. I am excited to be sharing Tall Girl Travels adventures from now on and hope you enjoy the journey with me.