I decided early in my Japan adventure that I wanted to go to Okinawa, which are the southern-most islands in Japan. I knew very little about them, but my research for Pursuing Happiness kept leading me to this area of the world as the people are insanely happy. That, and they had excellent beaches. I messaged all my friends in Tokyo to see if anyone wanted to join, and Aziz responded that he would love to come, assuming his two friends who were visiting from London were also interested. And they were! By the end of my adventure I plan on just stealing all of Aziz's friends.
Most trips during the past two months have been spontaneous, with only the slightest amount of planning. We had booked flights to Okinawa, found an apartment on AirBnB for one night, and a resort for the other two, but that was as far as our plans extended. So when we found Aziz at the airport, we had reached the end of the "planned" portion of the trip. "Perhaps we should get a rental car?" someone suggested.
|Our shuttle bus to the rental car company, equipped with truly elegant chandeliers.|