Nirmal is here – YAY!!! He arrived last week from London. He is so sweet and laid back! He’s been an awesome friend. I’m envious and excited for him because he purchased the Japan rail pass, which will take him all over Japan for one flat price. It’s very expensive to travel in Japan, but you cannot get the pass unless you have a tourist visa. Lucky boy! Silly me, I don’t have any pictures of Nirmal, we’ve been using his camera. I will post some soon.
I was sick this past weekend. I had laryngitis, fever, coughing, runny nose the works. I haven’t had laryngitis since I was a kid. Funny how when you can’t talk all you want to do is talk. I slept and hung out at home for 3 days. I was really upset because I missed the 9th graders graduation. It's the end of the school year here in Japan. I really wanted to go. Luckily, Julian and Nirmal were able to hang out a lot. They went on a sake factory tour, visited Kobe and went to an onsen near the Japan Sea.
Even though I just posted a blog yesterday about wanting to make more travel plans, I had actually written it last week, since then I’ve been putting together long lists of places that I want to visit. My traveling plans are coming to fruition. We are going to meet Nirmal in Hiroshima on Saturday. I’m so excited. We are going to Bizen, Okayama, Kurashiki, Hiroshima, Miyajima and Naoshima! We will be back on Tuesday and I'll try to blog about it soon.