My name is Daniel Johnson and I’m 22 years old. I am a 5th year Civil Engineering student at the University of Toledo with an interest in sustainability, environmental sciences, and Japanese language and culture.
Enough with the basics… Here’s a little bit about my history. I was born September, 1990, in Richmond, Virginia. I lived there until I was about 5 years old. Once I had completed kindergarten, my family and I moved to Madison, New Jersey. There, I completed 1st grade, then we moved again. This time to Livingston, New Jersey. There, I completed 2nd grade… And moved AGAIN! This time to Amherst, New Hampshire. It was there that we remained for 7 years until about half-way through my 9th grade year, we moved again. This time it was back down south, to Philadelphia, where I would remain until I completed high school and would then leave for college out in Toledo.
Throughout this time, I’ve traveled the U.S. and visited, driven through, or lived in over half of our 50 states, but never once have I left the country! (Not counting the 5 minute hop to Niagra Falls.)
But now, I am embarking on the journey of a lifetime to a place half-way around the globe, to a place where the culture is engrained in the land, the language, and the people who inhabit it, to a place where that culture has been cultivated over millennia, and whose culture couldn’t be more different from our own…
Want to see how I will handle the inevitable culture shock and hardship of a traveler in a new world?
Follow me, and find out!