Our new furniture arrived today. All of the apartments we have lived in over the past few months have led to this- our new, sweet and roomy one bedroom apartment that we have signed a one year contract for.
Moving away is an experience unlike any other I have had before. In fact, never before have I moved more than a twenty-minute drive away from my family home. A direct flight to Japan takes 12 hours, or if you’d prefer a cheaper deal, like us, then the journey can extend to 24!
When it comes to booking a holiday, calculating the cost is the least fun part of the planning. Japan does not often rank highly on lists of cheap destinations, but we want to tell you that its not as expensive as you may have been lead to believe.
I write this third blog post from our fifth accommodation so far, an upgrade from our past apartments as it actually has a wardrobe. Our clothes have finally made it out of the suitcases after nearly a month.
Its strange to arrive in a country for the first time and think “Right, this is my new home”. That's a whole lot of pressure on your first impressions. It was going to be very hard to swallow if my first thoughts weren't good ones..
Let me begin by telling you a bit more about the journey James and I have been on for the past year. For some of you, you know the ins and outs of how we arrived at today. Others will have known simply that Japan was on the cards before we got married.