My name is Fumiko. I’m from Japan. I’ve traveled around the world by myself just to change my life since September, 2015.
I was most unhappy in my life. I lost everything. I didn’t have anything meaningful to me. But I had to move forward and stand up, to keep on living a life. So I decided to take a risk and travel around the world to make my new life. I quit my job and spend all of my saving for the big adventure.
When I traveled, I tried to talk to as many people as I could because it’s important for me to meet new people and find out about new perspectives. It’s more worthwhile than seeing the beautiful view.
So far, I have visited 35 countries and in the world. Then I started writing a blog about the travel as a second challenge following my world travel. The title of my blog is “change our life through adventure.” I hope that this blog could change someone’s life.
My home is Osaka, Japan, for me. I grew up in Kobe but I never felt comfortable with my family when I was in Kobe.
Since I started traveling and living in Osaka with foreigners in a share house, my life has changed and I’m much happier than before. That’s why my hometown is Osaka even though I’ve lived in Osaka just about 11 months.
Now I live in Osaka.
Hmm, yes, it’s a very tough question. But maybe Spain is my favorite country!
My least favorite… maybe Jordan. I don’t hate Jordan, but it’s a bit of an aggressive country. Some people tried to take money from me. Not everyone, some!
When I was heading to Spain from Morocco, I met a Moroccan guy on the bus and we talked each other. And I talked about my experience such as the reason why I travel.
Then, we spent time with him and his friends in Malaga, his hometown. He carried my luggage and helped look for the place I was to stay at. And when I parted with him, he put his hands together and vowed to me. Maybe he was praying for my happiness!
I was threatened by people to show my breast whilst I was in Jordan. I ran away and found the police. So I escaped the danger.
Travel around the world again.
Mobile phone! Because I like taking a picture when I go out.
The power of positive thinking.
I use a Couchsufing and a google map while traveling.
Enjoy the journey!
When I was traveling around the world, unexpected thing always happened. Then, I sometimes got a little panicked. But everything was solved in the end. So if your travel doesn’t go as you planned, don’t need to worry.
I haven’t decided yet. But I want to go to San Francisco and visit Yosemite national park