Okinawa, Japan May 23rd 2006 We went to Okinawa at the end of May - kind of a little vacation to relax and also to end Larry's week-long birthday celebration!
When we first arrived at the Naha Airport in Okinawa City, we were REALLY disappointed to find that the weather was cloudy and pouring rain on the island...not exactly the tropical island getaway we were expecting. Still, we hopped on the bus that would take us to o ... read more
Asia » Japan » Okinawa In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
Our journey started on February 16, 2005, when we met in New York City. We became inseparable from the very first day we met, began dating, fell in love, and moved in together in SoHo, N.Y.C. Our lives, now intertwined, took a very adventurous turn as we moved to Japan. While living in Japan for a year I (Larry) taught English as a second language in Shin Uryasu-shi and Melanie was Ariel in a performance of 'The Little Mermaid' at Disney Sea in Tokyo. After Japan, we realized how much we enjoyed traveling and decided to move to South Korea.
During our first year in Sout... full info