This trip was a bit special as we decided to go to Okinawa, a group of small islands located in the very south end of Japan, close to Taiwan. (Usually I stay around Tokyo area.)
Okinawa used to be its own kingdom and has a very unique culture and language, nothing like the rest of Japan. We enjoyed swimming in the clear waters, the local food (Sohki soba—Okinawan noodle soup, sort of a cross between ramen and udon—is so delicious!), visited Shuri Castle, and my Mom and I challenged snorkeling for the first time and fed the tropical fish!
Here's some pictures from our trip. Hope you enjoy them.
|Flying over Yoron Island, one of the islands of Okinawa.|
|Fu-champuru and Soki soba, local food.|
At Kuko Shokudo at Naha Airport.
|The best travel buddy: my sister.|
She is so good at finding great local restayrants.
|Kohreh Gusu: an Okinawan condiment.|
|Warm and blue water.|
|Waiting for the noodles with people I love.|
|With my daughter under Banyan trees.|
|Took an workshop and made a Shisa (guardian lion) ornament.|
|Got my teacher's approval!|
|Sandanka: an Okinawan flower.|
|To the Blue Cave, here we come!|
|So blue and much deeper than I thought!|
|Inside the cave with Mom.|
|Getting the hang of it.|
|Feeding the fish!|