I am a curious solo budget traveler, hostel dweller / couchsurfer / volunteer, always on the lookout for stories that are hidden in plain sight. I seek a deep connection with the people and places I travel to, whose stories I like to convey through my writing and doodles, or better yet, with you in person. As a Couchsurfer, I enjoy showing my guests my favorite places and share the love that my hosts have for their home cities. Originally sparked by a passion for Japanese animation and kawaii culture, I've found a deep love for Japan over the years, having traveled in many parts of this country, as far as Hokkaido in the north and Yakushima in the south. Okinawa next!