Diana Dinh
June 18, 2014

Each Spring, IES Abroad takes students to Okinawa!

Okinawa is a beautiful place, and I had a great time learning about Okinawa’s rich history and cultural backgrounds.

The design of Shuri-jo was heavily influenced by Chinese architectural elements. Okinawa is known for its beautiful beaches. This picture was taken from the balcony of my hotel room. IES took us here to have traditional Okinawan food! A cuttlefish seen at the Churaumi Aquarium. My favorite fish of the day. Inside the Museum The reason why this figure is sitting on a bittermelon, is because Okinawa is known for its bittermelon(ゴーヤ). Okinawa is also known for its very sweet and delicious pineapples! I ate bowls full of this stuff! This was my first time seeing mini mangoes!

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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">Hi! My name is Diana Dinh, and I am a Psychology major and Sociology and Art double minor at Austin College. I am interested in fashion, food, art, and sleeping. This will be my first time traveling alone, but I am excited to experience Japan as a complete foreigner!</span></p>

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