Tomorrow morning I will be leaving for Japan and I am a little nervous. I’ve never traveled so far all on my own without family, friends, or classmates to keep me company. I hope that I haven’t forgotten anything important and that my flight will go well. Although, to be honest I am a bit more concerned about the trip from the airport in Osaka on the train to Kyoto. I will have to get off, claim my baggage, exchange money, find the right train, buy a ticket, get off at the right stop and find my hostel. I can’t check in at the arranged accommodations until Saturday morning and I’ll be arriving on Friday afternoon so…one night all alone. Scary.
I wasn’t the best student in my Japanese class the last two years, and although there isn’t a language requirement for this program, I am crossing my fingers that I’ll be able to communicate with native Japanese. We shall see.
I’m nervous and excited. The adventure begins.