Window seat yush!
For those who didn`t know I have never been on a plane in my life as far as my memory serves me. The first flight was from Portland to LA with 1 stop in the middle. Overall it was interesting because exciting, boring, and scary all at the same time.
My mood the best way I could describe it.
After my flight and some getting lost in the airport with another AFSer we waited for the hotel bus.
After a one night oreientation we finally were getting ready for our big flight. At the oreientation i met the exchange students going to Japan and China, however China`s flight left at 3 am so I don`t have any pictures of them.
The bus to the Airport.
My sister asked me to take a video of the international flight.
11 and a half hours later.
After we landed we got on another bus, little did we know we would be awake for another 6 hours.
Yay energy drinks!
Thought it was a great idea at the time.
Finally we arrived at the hotel and had dinner.
After dinner we were greeted with a dance!
The Orientation was 3 days long and we weren`t allowed to go outside. However, It was the nicest hotel I ever stayed at...
that said we got 3 huge meals everyday and had no real time or way of exercising. I felt like a fat pig. The dicussion went for about 2-3 hours each if it wasn`t for our voulenteers I would have been bored to death.
I was part of group 7 and volunteers were great since they both had common interests as us.
After the orientation we had a long bus ride ahead of us.
Beginning of a 8 hour bus ride.
A quick glimpse at Tokyo bay
Finally after 8 hours I met my host mother, took my first train ride (not lightrails) and arrived at my host family. So far it has been great and I am already learning how to cook Japanese food.