Last month, my brother's girlfriend came and visit me! She is actually the first visitor we've had to the island...she even beat my parents! Before I picked her up from the airport, we had never met in person. We had written letters and emails, but she started dating my brother right after I moved out here, so I missed out on the big family gathering to meet her. Let me tell you though, it didn't make anything awkward...we already knew we would get along. She was here for a week and we both cried at the airport when she left...I wanted more time with her!
Here are some highlights from her visit.
At the Okinawa Aquarium
Katie, Cait, and me in the shark mouth
Cait and me
Forest Adventure Zip Lining!
Some of the places we went:
Okinawa Glass Factory
The elementary school my brother and I went to (by my brother's request)
Some of the foods we ate:
Goya (bitter melon)
Yakiniku (Korean bbq)
Purple sweet potato
And much more...we pretty much ate our way through the island!
I had so much fun showing her around the island and getting to know her. Hopefully she'll make another trip out here before we leave (and hopefully with my brother!).
I'll leave you with my favorite video from the trip. The Pineapple park offers wine/juice/food tasting at the end of the tour and this is us trying Goya juice. It was horrible!!! Even the straight pineapple juice afterwards didn't taste right! Enjoy!