Guimaraes

The town I want to visit again

We went to Guimaraes in the afternoon with the tour that departed from Porto, Portugal. This is a World Heritage Site that is said to be the birthplace of Portugal. The first King…

Braga

The cathedral representing the city of prayer

In Portugal, it is said that “Braga prays, Coimbra learns, Porto works, Lisbon plays“. This was one of the things we learned from Claudia, the guide of this tour. There are many churches…

Braga

Stunning staircase

During the tour to Braga, a town in northern Portugal, we visited a pilgrimage site called the Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary next. It is located on the top of Mount Espinho and…

Genoa

The dog of a shop

 This is a dog playing around in the Garibaldi street in Genoa in Italy.Actually this dog belongs to the shop owner near by and because he is letting this dog loose, the police charged…

Lombardy

Pretty princes, animals, spidermen…

It is the carnival season.In all over Italy, children become animals, super heroes, and princesses.They throw confetti all over the place.It must be a hard work for parents.This photo was taken in Monza,…

Japan

Pirates Boat on Lake Ashi

 I do not know why it has to be the ‘pirates boat’ for the sight seeing boat on Lake Ashi in Hakone, but it seems popular here and has been going for about 60…

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Miranda Friends

Meditate in a Zen garden

This is my friend, Bangly’s posting. During my stay in Kansai area I had the opportunity to visit the temple Ryoan-ji in Kyoto, which has one of the most important Zen gardens in...
shopping
Hotels

the changeable weather in St Ives

We stayed at Poldhu Guest House in St Ives in Cornwall, the south western end of England. Because we decided to come to St Ives quite late, when we tried booking a...
airlines
Airlines

Alitalia

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...
food
Food

seeking Porceddu

There are many kinds of great seafood in Sardinia in Italy, but also they have unique meat dishes. The most famous one is Porceddu which is a whole roasted suckling piglet. I...
hotels
Hotels

Hotel in Rome

We stayed in #Hotel Portoghesi in the historical part of #Rome.It is a three star hotel, but they renovated an old building very nicely and our room had a good atmosphere including...
food
Food

Scotch whisky experience

Our stay in Edinburgh has come towards the end, and we had little time left to try Scotch whisky. Late in the afternoon, we headed out to the Old Town to a museum,...
transports
Transports

enjoy swimming at Blue Caves

I continue talking about the tour in Zakynthos Island in Greece. Because the water at the Xygia beach was too cold to swim, we went on driving and stopped at Skinari where there was a...