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!