Friday, July 24, 2009

Welcome Homestay Families

Today four junior high school students from Aka and Zamami flew to Vancouver, Canada for a couple-week homestay/English-immersion trip. I was on the ball this year and wrote letters to the families of each of my four students, detailing what life is like here, who I am, and a little about their respective student and her English level. I also included my blog address with a promise to post some pictures of the three villages here. So, with that, here's Geruma, the smallest of the three islands in Zamami-son (which is like a county):

[the road leading into the village of Geruma]

[Geruma school]

[Geruma village, looking north. Zamami village can be seen straight above the boat wake]

[Takara's house - a famous (I don't know why), well-kept traditional Okinawan house open to tourists]


emima said...

nice pictures!

Anonymous said...

This may come as a bit of a surprise, but your blog is quick to come up on google searches of Zamami.
I visited the island last fall and have been reading since shortly before that. Part of the reason I enjoyed my stay so much was because I knew what to expect from reading this. Keep up the good work!

Dave said...

Cool! Thanks for leaving the comment, Anonymous. Where are you located?

Anonymous said...

I'm in Tokyo, and that was my first trip to Okinawa. Zamami was definitely a great place to stay.