My name is Sarah. I was born in Puerto Rico, but I grew up in a small town in Tennessee in the U.S. When I was a university student, I studied International Studies, with a focus on East Asia and Social and Cultural Identity, and Mandarin Chinese (double major). Before graduating, I was stuck on what I wanted to do with my life, but I knew that I wanted to work abroad. On whim, I decided to apply for a teaching position in Japan. After a few months, I moved to Hokkaido, Japan, where I have been teaching English since August. In my free time, I like to read books, listen to music and travel. So far, as a "foodie', I have really loved the delicious food Hokkaido has to offer, as well as Hokkaido’s beautiful natural scenery.
There are two main reasons why people generally visit Asahikawa, Hokkaido. One reason is Asahiyama Zoo, the most popular zoo in Hokkaido, and the other reason is ramen. To help guide me on which shops I should visit, I asked Asahikawa’s “Ramen Guy” for help.