Hey, everyone, how about that title, huh? I know it’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted to the blog and that’s because we moved to Yokosuka, Japan! The last few months have been absolute craziness. Between both of us working full time and trying to get through the move I had to take a step back from the blog just to try and salvage a bit of my sanity. I plan on doing a post with tips for moving to a foreign country in the future but for now I wanted to do a mini post to tell everyone a little bit about our adventures in Japan so far.
It’s been a long year
My husband and I have been preparing for this move for a little over a year. As you might imagine, moving to another country is not easy, especially when you’re moving with pets to a country that is rabies free. Forget the required paperwork for getting ourselves into the country, processing our pets was 10x more stressful. There was lots of paperwork, rabies tests, vet exams, quarantines and plenty of emotional moments. However, I love my pets and I would absolutely do it again.
Now that we’re finally here, we are SO excited! You guys, Japan is amazing. I can hardly wait to share more posts on our adventures here, we’re going to visit a lot of fun places, try all the food, and basically just try to immerse ourselves in the culture as much as possible. We’ve been here just under a month, but we’ve been able to do a little bit of traveling and a lot of stuffing our faces with delicious food.
Speaking of food…
Below are a few photos of the food we’ve had so far, I admit there are not as many pictures as I would like and that is mostly because I’ve been too busy eating to take photos. What can I say? I love the food here. Our favorite place currently is Yoshinoya (specifically the beef bowl, no photos yet!) but the sushi here is a close second favorite. My husband is also a huge fan of the curry here.
I was hoping that once we moved here I would be able to lose some of the weight I gained in Texas, but now I’m not so confident. I keep discovering new and delicious foods! I’m hoping with all the walking we’ve been doing it will balance out but we’ll see…
Speaking of walking
We no longer have our cars which has been a huge adjustment for us because we, of course, used them everyday. I never realized how much we relied on our cars until we no longer had them. Since we’ve arrived here I’ve been averaging about 9,000 steps a day, we’ve been walking almost everywhere especially since I’m determined to get in shape! If our destination is too far to walk or we’re carrying too much stuff we will take a train or bus which is a complete novelty to me because I don’t think I’ve ever used public transportation before. It has actually given me a lot more free time to just slow down and take in my surroundings.
There is so much to do and experience here, it can be overwhelming at times. I am still trying to get used to the train system but after some trial and error I will probably have it figured out! I’m not sure what has been a bigger adjustment for me, all the new and different kinds of transportation or the fact that grocery shopping has started to feel like an extreme sport…
There will be lots more photos to come, and I am so excited to share my adventures! Has anyone experienced moving to a foreign country before or visited Japan? What was the hardest part of moving? What were you most excited about once you arrived? I would love to hear your answers in the comments below!
Until next time,
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