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Yomitan, Okinawa

Fall in Okinawa – Torii Beach

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While everyone is enjoying the leaves turning, the cooler weather, the pumpkin spice EVERYTHING... fall in Okinawa looks a little like this; because the summer heat and humidity are still going strong!! On the bright side, the water is cooling down and it is absolutely heavenly. These pics were taken last month (#bloggingprocrastinationisreal), and it is a[...]
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Kitanakagusu, Okinawa

Futenma Shrine and Cave

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I met Itsu, a local Instagram follower, for lunch at American Village and it was such a beautiful day that she took me to the Futenma Shrine afterwards! It was extra extra special because she was able to teach me the proper way to visit a Shinto shrine. I had picked up a few things from our previous shrine visits in mainland Japan, but it was fun to hear[...]
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Koh Samui, Thailand

The Mummified Monk at Wat Khunaram – Koh Samui, Thailand

Posted In: Thailand | travel
The second stop on our Jeep Safari Tour was the Wat Khunaram, a buddhist temple containing the mummified remains of the monk Phra Khru Samathakittikhun, who died in 1973. He left instructions that his body should be put on display "as a reminder of the transience of human existence" (according to Wikipedia). The sign in front of the temple says that he wan[...]
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Koh Samui, Thailand

Grandmother & Grandfather Rocks – Koh Samui, Thailand

Posted In: Thailand | travel
Back in July 2016 I met my high school friend Tatiana in Thailand for a Thai Island Hopper East tour with Contiki. It was an amazing 9 days, starting in Koh Samui, followed by Koh Tao and ending in Koh Phangan. It was a great first trip to Thailand and I'm already dying to go back!! On our first full day, we took a jeep tour with Mr. Ung's Magical Safa[...]
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Okinawa, Japan

101 Things To Do In Okinawa, Japan

Okinawa has officially been home to us for 4 years!! *insert shocked emoji here* But seriously, that sounds insaaane! Time passes by so quickly, especially when you're having fun! Anyways, Happy Oki-versary to us! We were pleasantly surprised when we realized that there is so much to do on this little island. I'm pretty sure we haven't even checked o[...]
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Orlando, Florida

Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Orlando, Florida

Posted In: travel | United States
Back in April my husband was sent to Florida for training, I was in Puerto Rico (finishing my last semester of school) so I did a quick weekend trip to see him! When deciding what we would do those 3 days, I instantly thought of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and got tickets right away. I wasn't much of a Potterhead growing up, although I did watch the[...]