Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan

We often go to Milan in Italy mainly for business, but this was my first time to visit Pinacoteca di Brera. I went there with my friend who came from Japan. This…


At Haytor in Dartmoor National Park

On the second day in Dartmoor National Park in Devon in south west England, our group headed for Haytor by cars, one right behind another. Haytor is one of the ‘tors’ which…


Huge Chiang Kai-shek

We visited Chiang Kai-shek Momorial Hall with the group tour in Taipei. This was built 5 years after his death in 1980. The front staircase has got 89 steps, representing his age when he…


Lovely Exhibition in the Palace

In the small World Heritage town in Italy, Sabbioneta, we visited Palazzo Ducale next, which is in the Piazza Ducale. This was the house of Vespasiano Gonzaga, who built this town. It…


The sunset from the boat

 The climax of the boat journey around Santorini was again the sunset. We looked up at he Oia town being dyed salmon pink, where we had seen the sunset the day before, and…

Miranda Friends


This is my friend, Tarcisio’s posting. When we started our stay, they gave us our group itinerary, which included our free days to do whatever we wanted. But we were allowed to move around only...

Lapis lazuli

One of the things I was looking forward to in this South America tour was ‘stones’. Chile is the one of the major sources of Lapis Lazuli. This stone has an ultramarine...

Lufthansa Airlines

Deutsche Lufthansa AG (or simply Lufthansa) is the flag carrier of Germany and one of the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried and fleet size. Lufthansa was founded in 1926 in Berlin (the name was...

Customers in the restaurant

We went to the hotel restaurant in Lugo in Emilia Romagna, Italy. The seafood such as the lobster pasta in this photo was very good. Apart from the foods, the strange thing...

It is Italy here, too

A young couple invited us for an excursion to South Tyrol, which is in north east of Italy.A long time ago, when I visited Europe for the first time, our group moved...

Conger special restaurant

A friend of ours took us to a restaurant in Nihonbashi in Tokyo called “Tamai” which is specialised in conger eel dishes. I had never eaten conger eel apart from the one...

From Oporto to Coimbra

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,...