S: Japan - Land of the Rising Sun - 2009
BC: Ready to go back | Book made with love by MOM
FC: JAPAN Land of the Rising Sun | 2009 | People to People Ambassador RANDIL ROBINSON
1: I traveled to Japan in the summer of 2009 as a "People to People Student Ambassador." It was one of the most amazing and exhausting things I've ever gotten to do! I met some of the sweetest, most generous people there. I got to see the way they used to fish - using BIRDS... and I learned to write my name in Japanese. I learned the important steps of the traditional Tea Ceremony, and I got to play the drums! I tasted YUMMY MELON BREAD and Calpis and NASTY Cabbage Pancakes. I would love to go back some day. Randil Robinson
2: JAPAN 2009 | Traveling
4: we greeted out homestay family by saying "Hiros ktai tahki mas" might have spelled it wrong.
5: MY HOMESTAY!! | I loved my homestay the best. Ciara, Winston (Winny) Laila (LaLa)) | and I had an AWESOME time!! We made new friends - Yoko, Haru, Rina, Akira, Tomo (Tom) and a bunch more. I learned to say "Kawaii" "Konbanwa" "Ohayo" "Kon'nichiwa" and "Arigato"
6: Duck Duck Goose | Took this for DAD | SAKE KAMPAI!
7: FUN STUFF
8: YUMMY | .....pretty | CHINESE Buffet Inside Tokyo Tower
9: YUCKY | McDonald's
10: on top of | the world! | City Sights | me and Sasha
11: Dang it - that would have been such a cute picture if it weren't for him!!! | Its a dang SPIDER!
12: We enjoyed our hike up Mount Fuji even though the fog felt like RAIN! | egg boiled in the hot-springs | This place used to be called "Hell's Gate" | it smelled bad because of the sulfur | me Sasha and Jo on a big rock
13: We got CULTURED! | They were Cool | I'm at the END! | A+ | Fishing with BIRDS
14: the Pacific
15: I was the only one that the fishermen spoke to.. they Welcomed me to Japan | GOAT-DEER | Man's head
16: Hiroshima | Shinto Water Gateway | Samauri Dude | Temple Wine | Paper Crane Girl Monument
17: Backpacking took us to many beautiful verdant places. Our granola bars kept u alive during long walks. | Nightingale Floor - I could've been an assassin | Wishing Bell | Paper-Crane-Girl Monument
18: Old Lantern | Monster Koi | ...... duck
19: Traditional Wedding | The Other People-to-People People..... who followed us.
20: HARD ROCK CAFE | Greg & Ben | fru-fru sign | Rebecca & Ben Chin - Twins
21: "Tokyo Look" EPIC Fail | This is me REBELLING | Having FUN
22: inside Tokyo Tower | Akira & Rina at Hiroshima Park | Haru & Yoko | They did the "Tokyo Look" right!
23: I had so much fun in Japan. The people I met were the best part of my trip. and the trip was great!
24: Just wanted to thank all of my family and friends who helped me raise the money to be able to go on this trip! There were so many, but SPECIAL thanks to Mawmaw Madonna & Pawpaw Rudy, Pawpaw Wayne & Granny Nora, | Mawmaw | Sybil,
25: Mawmaw Leslie,Emmie & Uncle Kevin, Mimi Brandi & Uncle Bill, Auntie Patrice, Aunt Mary & Uncle Richard, Aunt Johnnie, Mr. Johnny & Mrs. Linda, Mr. Jimmy, Ms. Martha, Mr. Troy & Mrs. Toni, Mr. Craig & Mrs. Donis, and MOM AND DAD!! I LOVE YALL | Japan Japan japan japan 2009