Stepantsminda (Kazbegi)
The Chic Hotel and the Dinner in Kazbegi

The Chic Hotel and the Dinner in Kazbegi

In Kazbegi in the north of Georgia, we stayed in the Rooms Hotel. The village is spread on the gentle slope and this hotel is situated on top of it, so...

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Stepantsminda (Kazbegi)

To Gergeti Trinity Church

The most famous picture of Georgia, the country in Caucasus, is the view of Gergeti Trinity Church, seen from Kazbegi village. We, too, came all the way into the mountains to…

Stepantsminda (Kazbegi)

Georgia and Russia

We went north on the Military Highway in Georgia towards Kazbegi, whose current official name is Stepantsminda. On the way, we stopped at a supermarket in Gudauri, a ski resort, for…

Sicily

Summer holiday feeling

 I had a walk in the town of Lipari, which is the largest in Eolian Islands in Italy.The atmosphere there was 100% summer holiday! In the main street, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, there are a…

Ukraine

Cave Monastery in Kiev

 The Cave Monastery in Kiev (Kiev Pechersk Lavra) was founded in 11th century, but in the Soviet era it was broken, so recently they rebuilt it. So the new golden domes were shining against…

Ukraine

Worldwide phenomenon

 The scenery I saw many times in Italy or Spain was here in Kiev, too. A lot of locks on a rail in a park on the hill in front of my hotel. On…

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Miranda Friends

In Moscow 1980

This is my friend, Tarcisio’s posting. When we landed at the Moscow airport in April 1980, at the passport control we we found the officials wearing uniforms, with no smiles or no expressions. They looked...
airlines
Airlines

Iberia

Iberia Líneas Aéreas de España, S.A., commonly known as Iberia, is the flag carrier airline of Spain. Based in Madrid, it operates an international network of services from its main bases of Madrid-Barajas Airport and...
food
Food

Ragusa at night

The town of Marina di Ragusa in the south of Sicily in Italy is a holiday resort whose population increase nearly 20 times in the summer. We stayed in this town...
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Hotels

The hotel was a traditional house

I stayed in a hotel called Walliserhof in Zermatt in Switzerland. It is the traditional wooden building and I particularly remember the low ceiling. There was a Korean woman who speaks a bit...
food
Restaurants

The restaurant we booked beforehand

The first dinner we had in Krakow in Poland was at a restaurant where my friend had booked from abroad, because it has got a reputation as the most popular restaurants in the...
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Food

Massandra Wine

After walking in the crowded town of Yalta at night, I went into the hotel restaurant to try Massandra Wine.It is the local wine and very famous around here.It was a...
transports
Transports

Excursion to Uruguay

We went on an excursion to Uruguay from Buenos Aires in Argentina. I had never thought of going to another country, but we learned that it is easy to get there by...