Vin Santo found in the uninspiring new town

Vin Santo found in the uninspiring new town

After having a very satisfying lunch in the old town of Certaldo, a town in the Tuscany region of Italy, we took a walk around the area, but the clouds seemed to be...


At the table with the view

We made a reservation at a restaurant called L’Antica Fonte in Certaldo, a town in the Tuscany region of Italy. In the town of Certaldo, the new town is spread out on flat…


To unknown Tuscany

Our journey in Italy continues. We wanted to go to Tuscany for the first time in a while, but as we learned from our trip to Lake Como in April, famous places were…


Something we learned in Como (part 2)

On Easter day, we took the funicular up from Como in northern Italy and wandered around the village of Brunate in search of a restaurant. The village itself didn’t have much character, but…


In Guilin

We flew from Hong Kong to Guilin in China. We arrived there just before 8 pm and it was already very dark outside. Some of the fluorescent lights were not working and…


The Restaurant Whose Name is “Hope”

We went to a restaurant called Amal in Roccella Jonica in southern Italy, which we found online with a good reputation. They serve Calabrian meals made with organic ingredients. It was a…


The striking sunset view from Calton Hill

Away from the crowds, we went up to Calton Hill. The sunset was beautiful! Of course there were tourists there, too, but the atmosphere was more sober. By the way this time, I…

Miranda Friends

The Meijijingu

This is my friend, Bangly’s posting. In this photo you can see Meiji shrine, one of the most important and typical tourist destination in Tokyo. It is always full of foreign tourists but...

Selling by weight

In Volterra in Tuscany in Italy, we found one accessory shop which reproduce the ancient designs of Etruscans. The shop is called Fabula Etrusca and it is a cooperative of 5...


Compagnia Aerea Italiana S.p.A. (Italian Air Company), operating as Alitalia, is the flag carrier and national airline of Italy, which took over the name, the landing rights, many planes and some other assets from the...

Speck Festival

Our main purpose of our trip to South Tyrol was this Speck Festival.This is held every October in Santa Maddalena, about one hour drive from the village we stayed one night. Speck...

Hotel of a satiric writer

We stayed in a hotel called Hotel l’Aretino which was on a corner of the bustling shopping streets. It was very ordinary three star hotel. Both room and breakfast were nothing special....

the Italian restaurant in Brno

On the last evening in Brno in Czech Republic, we went out at around 8 pm to eat something light. We wanted to try the wine cellar which was introduced during...

The meal on board

Our Santorini sight seeing boat stopped at another place for us to swim after the hot spring, but it was already late in the afternoon and water looked cold, so I just...