From: Anna Velikanova
A few weeks ago, I took a journey of a lifetime, literally! My trip to Misato, Japan, the sister city of Winona, was phenomenal! I learned so much that I simply could not out of a textbook, I experienced the life of the Japanese firsthand, along with how children my age attended school.
This trip gave me so many memories and a different perspective of the world! If people ask me, “How was your trip?” I have no words to describe how great it was. The people of Japan are so kind and friendly that you fit right in with them. Japan is so different and there was so much to learn there such as traditions, customs, history, and little bits of the language.
I am so grateful to have been given this opportunity and encourage anyone who can to try out for the trip, because it really is breathtaking.
I would like to thank everyone in the MIFA group, adult chaperones, and the city of Winona for everything they have done to make the trip happen. My trip to Misato will always be remembered and cherished.