Week 10- Fall Break

high above the clouds

Again I am exhausted but loving life. It is fall break and I am selfishly taking all the time in the world for myself and doing so without any regrets. The five hours of sleep that I got Friday night was made up for the fact that I was woken up for a road trip out of the city. For a much needed trip away from everything. What I really had been needed over the past couple of weeks had been time to decompress and I finally got that this weekend. I love road trips and I am so glad I got to experience one here in Tokyo.

Tokyo looks vastly different, depending on where you are, from what most people would expect. Yes, it is a big city but you can drive an hour and a half to mountains and beautiful nature. I hiked Mt. Fuji and managed to trip up the mountain and fall down it. The Japanese guy behind me laughed…. so I started laughing with him. Luckily no one else in my family saw. I was so far ahead of them all- I was really happy to be done with the mountain and got a little too excited. But now I have some awesome Fuji battle scares.

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I’ve also developed a guilty pleasure of chocolate covered almonds that are so conveniently located in every convenient store and there are a lot of convenient stores here. A LOT. I can walk to three within five minutes from my house.  It is almost an addiction considering they were my breakfast yesterday.

Living in this city is honestly great. I spent yesterday exploring Tokyo with my German friend. Essentially we went to as many pet stores as we possibly could, ran around an 8-story shop that has absolutely everything (Don Quijote),then consumed ice cream and gummy bears.

Good day. Good weekend. Good break. Good life.

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