I have always had a fascination with Ireland and dreamed of visiting someday. It was a Monday evening after work and without thinking twice, I booked a roundtrip flight to Ireland! I made sure to book a long enough trip that would allow me to hop around Europe in between while I was over there. I decided on London and Paris. My parents and friends thought I was crazy but supported it nonetheless. They know that I’m always looking for my next adventure and this time, I wanted to do it on my own…..
Growing up, I never had the desire to travel beyond the borders of New England. My barrio and my proximity to New York were always enough for me. It wasn’t until graduate school that I began to broaden my border horizons….
When I booked my trip to Costa Rica earlier this Summer, I wondered how I could possibly enjoy a country I had visited so many times. But open to anything I said, “Pura Vida!” and off I went to re-discover Costa Rica and myself along the way…
Welcome to The Quirky Black Girl’s Guide to Japan, where I’ll be detailing just how I’m getting ready to set off, what things I learned were helpful once in Japan, and my overall experiences while I spent 10 days in the one country I’ve always wanted to visit.