EXISTENTIALIST.FREE-SPIRITED.SPONTANEOUS.

EXISTENTIALIST.FREE-SPIRITED.SPONTANEOUS.

6.12.2019

A Second Encounter with Japan

What does freedom feel like? (Uy na-segue for Philippine Independence Day celebration! Hahahaha) From a very personal context, I find freedom in traveling. I feel free whenever I go to places, encounter new people, and get immersed to a new culture. I also feel free from stress and worries whenever I travel.

When the school year ended last March 2019, my first trip that marked my short freedom from work and thesis writing (LOL) was in Japan. I've been to Japan two years ago but that was a different experience because I was with a group of friends and we went to Tokyo. This year, I was with my Aunt and we explored the more cultural side of Japan - Osaka, Nara and Kyoto.



I don't have much to say in this post now because I feel like my brain cells are still recovering from all the work I invested in finishing my Master's thesis. Haha. I'll just let the photos do the talking. :)))


OSAKA














One of the highlights of my trip to Japan was being reunited with some old friends. First reunion was with my US summer camp friends in Camp Allen, New Hampshire. We met in camp two years ago and I was amused we were able to see each other in this Eastern side of the world. :) Btw, Daragh is from Ireland while Maggie is from Poland. If you're curious how they got in Japan? They're both on a school exchange program!



Second reunion was with my org buddy in UP. It's funny how we are both working in the same city in the Philippines yet we rarely see each other. But to be fair, level up na ang buddy date namin ha? Dati sa mga kiosk lang sa UP, ngayon Japan na! HAHAHA.


Our Osaka trip won't be complete without unleashing the kid in me. Of course, a visit to Universal Studios will always be on the list!







NARA






KYOTO












FOOD RAMBLINGS

Most expensive yet most delicious meal I have tasted so far in Japan!!! AAAHHHHH MATSUSAKA BEEF IN DOHTONBORI I AM DROOLING NOW..



Matcha Ice Cream 


Taokoyaki along Kyoto food stalls

Tomato Cheese Ramen in Dohtonbori

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