Hi everyone, how’s the New Year treating you?

During the winter vacation I went to Okinawa for the first time. It was weird getting off the plane into nice warm weather even though it was winter in Japan. I travelled to the northern part of Okinawa by car to a place called Daisekirinzan. It was great fun walking through the forest and looking at the many different rock formations. It is also known as a “Power spot”. One of the main activities I did was kayaking through mangroves to where the Okukubi-river meets the ocean. The weather wasn’t the best that morning, but I still managed to have a good time. Also, I visited an old Japanese navy underground headquarters from World War 2. It was very eerie walking through it. It was interesting reading about the history of it and seeing all the old photographs. I tried different kinds of Okinawa food. For example, sata andagi, Okinawa soba, and goya champuru. My favorite was probably goya champuru. I had it for breakfast at my hotel and didn’t mind the bitter taste.

Overall, I really enjoyed my time in Okinawa and would like to go back again one day.