When I got back from Japan, the top questions I got from those of you who followed my trip on social media were,“What was your experience like traveling with a friend”, and “Who is Irene???”. Irene was my partner-in-crime on my trip to Japan, and clearly you all love her as much as I do.
I met Irene in 2015 when I worked at the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) for all of six weeks before I left to work at Georgetown. Not much came from that stint at the DLCC, except for my friendship with Irene. We’ve been close ever since then, and have been talking for ages about taking a trip together. So when Irene spotted some cheap flights to Japan a couple of months ago, we jumped at the chance to go on an adventure together. We’d never spent an extended amount of time together before our trip to Japan, but we had a feeling we’d be perfect travel companions.