(Pronounced "Hi Sigh". This is how you say hello in Okinawa - similar to konnichiwa, but is only said in Okinawa and not mainland Japan) Sidenote: some locals have been impressed that I learned this #thankyouwaxandnaillady so come visit us and impress the locals with your knowledge ;)
Busy weekend so I thought I'd share! Friday night we decided to hit the town and see what it had to offer. We went on a bar crawl near the Air Force base Kadena, gate 2, which is only about 3 km from our house. We made it to about 6 bars before calling it a night but we had fun and I got to finally try some habu sake, also known as Habushu (ハブ酒) , as well as a tarantula tequila shot. What is habu you ask? Habu is a venomous snake in Okinawa and the habu is put into okinawa sake, which is an awamori (Thailand rice) based liquor. Actually not bad, kind of tasted like a less intense fireball shot without the antifreeze #thatshitwillkillya.
Megan Bond - AUTHOR
Just a girl raised in California and loved exploring Southeast Asia with my husband! We're back in the States but still exploring the world as much as we can!