Welcome to Nagoya

6/3/2011 12:01 PM

I’m in the airport in Los Angeles. This is my first time flying west out of the country. I have about an hour and a half until my flight to Tokyo starts boarding. I’m a little nervous because I have to pick up my luggage, clear customs, re-check my luggage, and get to my flight. The lady who checked me in assured it would be fine, but I don’t think she knows how clueless I actually am.

I’m already getting a little nervous to be embarking on this journey. It wasn’t until the flight to L.A. that I realized what I was actually doing. I will be in JAPAN… FOR A YEAR!

I’ll write more when I get to Nagoya!


The plane ride was 10 hours long. It actually wasn’t too bad. There were no screaming babies, I sat next to a nearly-normal sized person… It was a ten-hour flight, and although I did 3 sets of 40 power squats in the airplane bathroom it was not entirely bad.

I got to Nagoya at about 7:30 pm, met our trainer Ryan, and got on the train from the airport to the hotel. The hotel is sort of like a closet, but the bed is nice and big, which was all that mattered. After getting some information from Ryan, I went upstairs and went to bed. I hadn’t slept in  more than 24 hours.

I snapped a couple pictures on my way out of the train station. I’ll be working right across the street normally. For now I’m in the Corporate offices on the other side of the station going through training. We train from 11am-8pm for the first week and then I’ll actually get to head out to my school and meet my fellow teachers and students! I’ll be taking more pictures soon!

Narita Airport, TokyoAcross the street from Nagoya Station