Shinkansen: Japan Diary Update

March 31, 2015


On The Shinkansen Train

Hello! Here’s a quick little note from the middle carriage of high-speed Shinkansen train. I have spent most of my life visiting places and feeling completely at home, regardless of culture, language, religion etc. I’ve always put that down to being so mixed race and having family ties to so many countries. Japan is the first country I’ve visited where I have absolutely no heritage or bond whatsoever. I don’t know the language and I thought for once I might feel a little out of place or a little touristy. That sense of figuring it out that people often talk about when travelling.

Well, no. In fact, I feel like I want to live here! From the very first morning I’ve felt like I’ve returned home to a place I know well, despite never having been here before. I’m having such an amazing time. This trip has been a long time coming – I’ve wanted to visit Japan since I was about 8! I’ll be back next week with loads to show you. Until then – here’s a couple of snaps whilst I’m on wi-fi!

4 comments so far.

4 responses to “Shinkansen: Japan Diary Update”

  1. Denise says:

    I am so happy that you are doing that! The pictures now look amazing, I am looking forward to more, next week I know what you mean, and by the countries you are related to… (maybe not the same countries, but same case as mine:) And feeling at home in a place, now Japan, is amazing! I may sound silly, but I think there’s something spiritual in that! I have felt some things like this, and I kind of believe it’s spiritual 🙂 You look so happy, I am so glad you are enjoying!

  2. jennie says:

    yayy! I’m so pleased you’re having an amazing time <3

  3. Priya says:

    Well I can’t wait to see/hear more about your trip to Japan!

    ♥ perfectly Priya

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