Extensive room
Izu

Extensive room

Miranda

[ Aug.2014 ] This is a photo of open-air bath belonging to our room in the ryokan (Japanese style hotel). It is a hot spring bath, but because of the noise problem, it was the rule that we mustn’t keep the water running all the time, which was not very satisfactory to me. But in …

The hotel with full of history
Italy

The hotel with full of history

Miranda

[ June, 2014 ] The hotel we stayed in Cortona in Tuscany was Hotel San Michele facing the steep slope in the old town. From the outside, it looked old and historical, and in fact it was the historical place. Not only me, but probably many guests ask about the history, so they had prepared …

Pintxo breakfast
Spain

Pintxo breakfast

Miranda

[ May, 2014 ] We stayed in a hotel called Tryp Bilbao Arenal in the old town of Bilbao in Spain.It is a quite ordinary three star hotel, but the location was very good.At the breakfast, we could choose some of their Pintxos, which was interesting.Also, the staff there was kind.Their own leaflet of recommended …

The island of the internment camps
England

The island of the internment camps

Miranda

[ May, 2014 ] Isle of Man had a lot of enjoyable elements, such as pretty historical trains and the special cat without a tail, but on the other hand, there is an aspect that it was used as the site of internment camps during the WW2.The hotel we stayed was called The Rosslyn, but …

A fine hotel
Romania

A fine hotel

Miranda

[ Apr.2014 ] We stayed at Central Park Hotel in Sighisoara in Romania, which is located just outside of the wall. It is a very nice hotel. According to the leaflet in the room, this house was built originally in 1897 by a local businessman called Josef Teusch. During the communist regime, it was used …

Big resort complex
Bran

Big resort complex

Miranda

[ Apr.2014 ] In Bran of Romania, we stayed in Club Vila Bran. This place is not just a hotel, but a big resort complex. It occupied whole hillside and there were three swimming pools, a game room, a small zoo, a theatre and so on. Apparently the ground is as much as 60000 square …

Small version of a castle
Romania

Small version of a castle

Miranda

[ Apr.2014 ] Our Romanian holiday was organised by our local friends there, from the itinerary to the selection of hotels and restaurants.They planned everything according to our wish, which is that we wanted to thoroughly enjoy Transilvania.The first destination was Sinaia.This photo was taken in our hotel called Vila Camelia.This was built in 1884 …

Hotel in Toledo
Spain

Hotel in Toledo

Miranda

[ Mar.2014 ] We stayed in a three star hotel called Hotel Domus Plaza Zocodover in Toledo, Spain.As the name suggests, it is located in a corner of Plaza Zocodover, which is the centre of the city.Very convenient.Apparently they refurbished in 2012 and the interior was bleak.I suppose it is “minimalism” style.There are 16th-17th century …

The hotel in front
Italy

The hotel in front

Miranda

[ Feb.2014 ] We stayed in a hotel called Vis a Vis in Trieste in Italy.This hotel is just off Unita Square, which is the centre of the city, so the location was excellent.It opened 4 and a half years ago and the atmosphere was very modern.Triest is the hometown of the coffee maker, illy, …

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