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Photo Diary: Okinawa

Okinawa

Okinawa is a Japanese island and a popular vacation destination in Asia. It’s actually cheaper to fly to Okinawa from Korea or Taiwan than the mainland Japan due to its location and proximity. I visited Okinawa back in September 2015, but the purpose wasn’t to travel. It was to establish closure to a relationship that was quickly turning toxic. As such, the emotional turmoil is well reflected in all my photos from Okinawa. Now looking back two years later, I wish I had gone out more and I wish I had done more than just sitting by the sea wall for hours every day staring into the ocean. I wish I had gone scuba diving more than once and I wish I had gone out for drinks at bars. I wish I had visited the markets and cute shops that sold souvenirs. I wish I had ridden the big ferris wheel in American Village. I wish I had tried the famous taro ice cream and sushi. I wish I had gone on bus tours and I wish I had taken more pictures. I wish I had visited the famous aquarium up north to see the whale sharks and I wish I had eaten at the recommended restaurants on the internet. I wish I hadn’t restricted myself in trying new things because I was hurting.

Because I didn’t do much in Okinawa, there’s not a whole lot to write about it. Whenever I think of the island, I’m only reminded of how broken I was. But one day I hope to change this. I want to go back to Okinawa and do all the things I mentioned above.Β I’m no longer broken, so I want to enjoy this beautiful island with my partner. I don’t know when that’d be, but I know it’ll happen one day.

So today, I’m sharing with you the photos I took in Okinawa two years ago. The weather was gloomy and rainy but it was still beautiful. I regret the lack of food pictures, but I promise I’ll fix this problem when I return for the second time πŸ™‚

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Have you been to Okinawa? Is there anything I forgot to include in terms of things to do? Comment below and let me know!Β 

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15 Comments

  • Reply
    Mane
    November 8, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    WoooWw!!! I’m so jealous! Nice pictures and place. This is also included in my bucketlist, I want to go!!!!

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      susie
      November 9, 2017 at 12:09 am

      Thanks! It was really beautiful. You should definitely visit!

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    The traveller
    November 9, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Wow. Thanks fu sharing this great location. This is surely on my bucketlist and one which I look forward to ticking. The photos are beautiful as well. Thanks fir the insight and keep up the good work.

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      susie
      November 14, 2017 at 3:01 pm

      Thanks so much for your kind words, I hope you visit Okinawa soon πŸ™‚

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    Zach
    November 10, 2017 at 2:05 am

    This is spot on. I’ve visited Okinawa before and I find this post to be very accurate. The pictures are great as are the descriptions. Nice job of capturing the feel of Okinawa.

    (No) Thanks for reminding me of what I’m missing ;).

    I look forward to the next one.

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      susie
      November 10, 2017 at 10:10 am

      Hehe thanks Zach, we should travel to Okinawa together πŸ˜€ Miss you!!!

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    J. Collier
    November 12, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Great information and even better photos. Definitely should make a trip sometime.

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      susie
      November 12, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      It’s such a beautiful place, you should definitely pay a visit πŸ™‚

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    Cynthia
    November 14, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Very beautifully captured. Definitely gonna hit on my bucket list. Love this draft.

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      susie
      November 14, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks Cynthia! You’re gonna love Okinawa πŸ™‚

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    Kate the Great
    November 14, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Japan is something mysterious for me! I will definitely visit this place one day!

    Kate the Great
    http://elysianmoment.com

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      susie
      November 15, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      I haven’t been to the mainland yet so it’s still a mystery for me too! Thanks for dropping by Kate πŸ™‚

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    Unta
    November 19, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    It’s funny how our emotions can make us see and experiences places differently. I like this personal approach, I hope you will go back to Okinawa soon and show us photo from happier point of view. πŸ™‚

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      susie
      November 20, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks Unta, can’t wait to return! <3

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    Agness of Fit Travelling
    November 21, 2017 at 1:47 am

    Okinawa seems truly picturesque and stunning, Susie. I’ve read a lot about this island. Is it true that they lead a healthy lifestyle and love long years?

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