Silver Week (Pt 2): Shingu, Wakayama

If you read my very first post, you would know that the road to the closest city where I could do grocery shopping (an hour away) had been blocked off and closed due to a landslideΒ that occurred before my arrival in Totsukawa. Before we left on our mini vacation to Osaka, my JTE from the Junior High School informed me that the road to Shingu had opened the week before. My initial thoughts: YES!!! I can finally do grocery shopping at a store that isn’t more than an hour away!!! Continue reading “Silver Week (Pt 2): Shingu, Wakayama”


Silver Week (Pt.1): Namba and Tennoji (Picture Heavy!!)

What is Silver Week you ask? Good question, because I had no idea what it was either. All I knew was that it meant “holiday!!!” for me and the other teachers and staff in school. So I googled it and learned quite a bit of interesting information about the Japanese holiday system, especially in regards to Silver Week.

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