Motorboat
Cyprus

Motorboat

Miranda

[ Apr.2015 ] It was a very fine day next day and we spent all day in Paphos in Cyprus without going anywhere.When we were walking along the harbour area, we found a sign for the renting motorboats.You could steer it yourself or you could ask the staff to do it without any extra charge.It …

Ride a rowing boat
Hoi An

Ride a rowing boat

Miranda

[ Jan.2015 ] At night in Hoi An, an old town in Vietnam, we were invited to ride a rowing boat, so we tried. The boat was very shallow and the water was very close. The oarswoman was an old woman (that was what I thought, but she could have been younger than me), and …

Cyclo
Da Nang

Cyclo

Miranda

[ Jan.2015 ] When we were walking along the river in Da Nang in Vietnam, the drivers of Cyclo started talking to us. Cyclo is a cycle rickshaw and the name came from the French word, cyclo-pousse. I have been on the cycle rickshaws in India, Cuba or even in London, but this one was …

From Coimbra to Monsanto
Portugal

From Coimbra to Monsanto

Miranda

[ Nov.2014 ] Our second destination in Portugal was a small village called Monsanto.To get there, we got up early and took a taxi to Coimbra B station.Then, we took 8:01am Lisbon train and got off at Entroncamento.It should have been a half an hour waiting there, but in fact we had to wait for …

From Oporto to Coimbra
Portugal

From Oporto to Coimbra

Miranda

[ Nov.2014 ] Our destination this time were Coimbra and Monsanto in Portugal.We flew to Oporto and went from the airport to the train station called Campanha by 'Metro'.At the Metro station in the airport, there was no one to help us, so many foreign tourists including us were at a loss in front of …

Toy train
India

Toy train

Miranda

[ Sept.2006 ] From Shimla in India, we came back to the lower world by Toy Train. I was expecting something cute as they called it Toy Train, but in fact it was an ordinary train, though because it was the narrow gage railway, the car was small. This route is called Kalka-Shimla Railway and …

On the way
India

On the way

Miranda

[ Sept.2006 ] This is a rolly I saw on the way from Amritsar to Dharamsala.The rollies in India were very showy.Our tour continued our journey by four six seater 4D Toyotas.After a few hours, we came to slopes and saw terraced rice fields.The view was somewhat similar to Japanese countryside from afar, but there …

By train
India

By train

Miranda

[ Sept.2006 ] I continue my story of our tour in India.On the third day, we got up very early and took a train from the chaotic Delhi station to Amritsar in the north.In the car, the row of seats were arranged like in Shinkansen in Japan, which means three seats on one side and …

Rickshaw
India

Rickshaw

Miranda

[ Sept.2006 ] The highlight of our stay in Delhi was the rickshaw ride.This was real transport system for people living there, not like in Japan where rickshaws are for tourists.They pulled it by bicycle.We went through a narrow street of a cloth market.There were many small shops on the both side, the electric wires …

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