Hello everyone! I am Kamrie Risku, affectionately known as Kam. I am currently a Senior at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC studying Political Science with a concentration in Law and Justice. I also dabble a little bit in … Continue reading →
Today, I am sharing my recent trip to Japan, the first vacation I’ve taken as a young adult. International trips are no easy thing, they take a lot of time, planning, and funds. I am grateful for the opportunity and the ability to travel. I spent ten days in Kyoto for no better reason than my friends and I wanted to. By sheer coincidence, I wound up going at the height of cherry blossom season (hanami), and Japan loves itself some cherry blossoms (sakura).
When I first arrived in Italy as a ten year old, I was expecting a tidal wave of culture shock. We were heading towards Vicenza, a city outside of Venice, for a three-year assignment with SETAF and the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and I wasn’t sure I was ready for the Italian experience. I think I envisioned myself riding a gondola on my way home from school, with a quick stop at the piazza after a pick-up soccer game to pick up some spaghetti for dinner.