to New York by Amtrack
New York City

To New York by Amtrack

Miranda

From Boston in the USA, we went to New York by train. First, we used Uber to get to the South Station in Boston from the hotel. We often use Uber at home, but during this holiday in the US, it was very useful, too. Well, Uber was born in the US, … Continued »

unlucky day
Boston

Unlucky day

Miranda

On the next day after the day of full sightseeing in Boston, USA, it was raining. It rained all day. Apparently for local people it was a welcome rain, though. There were some companies running the hop on and hop off ‘trolleys’ going around the city, so we decided to take one. And we … Continued »

about time capsule and others
Boston

About time capsule and others

Miranda

I continue talking about our walking tour in Boston with Fran. Basically we followed the route called Freedom Trail. This Trail takes us all the significant places related to the historical events which led to their independence and it is about 4 km (2.5 miles). So our walking tour was full of history. One … Continued »

learning American history
Boston

Learning American history

Miranda

You might have noticed that we did not have any postings about United States, though it is a famous big country. Now I am going to talk about our journey there for the first time in this blog. Actually I have been there a few times before, but it was the first … Continued »

Railway journey
Italy

Railway journey

Miranda

We went to Trieste from Milan by train.Trieste is a city near the border with Slovenia and the distance from MIlan is more than 425km.When we bought the train tickets, I was surprised to hear that the journey takes nearly 5 hours.Then the woman at the window said, “But it is far, … Continued »

Pendant of the Byzantine era
Cyprus

Pendant of the Byzantine era

Miranda

This is the pendant I bought in Lefkara village in Cyprus.This village is famous for its lace making, but their silverwork has got a long hitory, too.Once upon a time, silver was produced around here and the silverwork, especially filigree was developed.The silver itself was all dug out long time ago, but … Continued »

Genoa at night
Genoa

Genoa at night

Miranda

 I revisited Genoa, Italy.This time, a local person guided me and we walked around the town at night.Then, we entered a small old pub just in front of an 10 century church, which was very atmospheric.I would not dare enter this kind of place without the local man.It was Friday night and the pub … Continued »

A Restaurant, Europe and Japan together
miranda-friends
Miranda Friends
A Restaurant, Europe and Japan together
This is my friend, Bangly’s posting. I read recently that in Italy some restaurants that serve mix of Italian and Japanese cookings. In Osaka, in Japan, I had the opportunity to have a dinner in this kind of restaurant, whose name is Butatama. We ordered a sort of Italian starters with mozzarella and ... Continued »
Necklace from a nuseum
accessories
Accessories
Necklace from a nuseum
I bought this necklace of the photo at the Museum of Ancient Glass in Zadar, Croatia.They said that it was made at the workshop in the museum.This museum was open in spring of 2009, converting from a palace built in the second half of the 19th century.There were about 1500 exhibits, ... Continued »
Virgin Atlantic Airlines
airlines
Airlines
Virgin Atlantic Airlines
According to company’s official web site, Virgin Atlantic Airways is a success story. Back In the early 80s Richard Branson was probably best known for Virgin Records – the legendary record label that signed major names like the Rolling Stones and Janet Jackson. In 1984, much to the horror of his directors, Richard announced to ... Continued »
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