What’s your guide for finding directions? My colleague Ingrid Peschke writes regularly for The Christian Science Monitor and the following commentary offers a practical answer. Here is what Ingrid wrote.
A blur of bustling commuters rushed past me in the middle of the Tokyo train station. Everyone knew where they were going except me. Although my friends had given me detailed directions, I couldn’t remember my train connection in that moment. (This was before Google Maps!) I felt panicked and alone.
I had been in Tokyo for the weekend, and the next day I was supposed to fly home after spending my summer elsewhere in Japan as a college student teaching English. When I’d first arrived in Japan, I hadn’t been able to speak any Japanese and had known no one. It had been an amazing adventure.
Read more from Ingrid Peschke’s commentary.