Communism tour – 2
Poland

Communism tour – 2

Miranda

I continue talking about our Communism Tour in Warsaw. We went into the area called Praga across the river from the centre of the city. The poorer working class people live here historically, though quite a few artists recently moved in and they painted artistic graffiti (mural?). Also the new apartments or … Continued »

Warsaw – Communism Tour – 1
Poland

Warsaw – Communism Tour – 1

Miranda

The tour we joined on the day in Warsaw was ‘Communism Tour’. We learned a lot about events and people’s life during the communism era visiting related places. A 40 year old guide called Mariusz and a pretty yellow minibus of the same age came and picked us up. The bus did … Continued »

shopping
Poland

Shopping

Miranda

On the second day of our stay in Warsaw, we had a few hours before our booked tour started, so we decided to go to some shops which I had marked in our guide book. First, we went to a shop called Cepolia which was in the walking distance from our accommodation. … Continued »

walk in the old town
Poland

Walk in the old town

Miranda

After our fabulous dinner, we took a taxi and move to the old town in Warsaw. Our destination was Old Town Market Place. The reason was that when I visited here about 15 years ago, I remembered being impressed by those beautiful buildings which were rebuilt elaborately after being completely destroyed during … Continued »

Blackhead’s House bathed in the setting sun
Latvia

Blackhead’s House bathed in the setting sun

Miranda

I cannot remember where I learned, but apparently the view of the famous building, Blackhead’s House at the sunset time is very beautiful, so we set out to see it. The sunset on the day was 10:19pm. Certainly the view was beautiful with the rich colour of the soft light. Blackhead’s House is famous and nearly always used in the photos of Riga. Continued »

The best meal in this holiday
Argentina

The best meal in this holiday

Miranda

On the second evening in Buenos Aires, our tour leader took us to an area called Palermo Soho. This area had a particular atmosphere, not like any other places in the city. It was surprisingly trendy with lovely shops and cafes. We could compare here with Aoyama in Tokyo or Chelsea in … Continued »

Windy Skye
Highlands

Windy Skye

Miranda

Driving around the Isle of Skye, you would notice that this island is not yet spoiled by people. You get overwhelmed by the scale of the nature. It must have not changed thousands of years. Continued »

Stay in a Ryokan
miranda-friends
Miranda Friends
Stay in a Ryokan
This is my friend, Bangly’s posting. In the touristic town of Kotohira, in Kagawa prefecture, I stayed one night in a tipical Japanese hotel (Ryokan), called Tsuruya. My Japanese friend Shogo, who accompanied me during this travel, booked it online before we left. Because the price was very cheap I expected it would ... Continued »
Myth and accessory
accessories
Accessories
Myth and accessory
On the second day of our trip in Basque country in Spain, we went to San Sebastian by bus.When we were walking towards the old town, I found a lovely accessory shop.Its name is Eguzkilore, looks difficult to pronounce, doesn't it.Apparently this is a name of a flower and often translated ... Continued »
Emirates airlines
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Airlines
Emirates airlines
Emirates is an airline based at Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. According to the company’s official website, On 25th October 1985, Emirates flew its first routes out of Dubai with just two aircraft. It often happens that flag carrier companies get state aids, but the government of Dubai has given only initial ... Continued »
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