Akita
Surprising Blue of Lake Tazawa

Surprising Blue of Lake Tazawa

This time in Japan, we travelled to Akita Prefecture with our family. It was in the middle of special Golden Week (from the end of April to early May, when there are...

Miranda

Miyako-jima

Miyako-jima Taiken Craft Village

The last place we visited on our lovely holiday in Miyako-jima, the island in Okinawa in Japan, was Taiken Craft Village, located within the Tropical Botanical Garden with a lot of subtropical…

Miyako-jima

About Paantu, The Festival on Miyako-jima and Others

I will continue talking about our taxi tour on Miyako-jima, the island in Okinawa prefecture in Japan. The next place we visited was Shimajiri mangrove forest. This is the biggest mangrove forest…

Miyako-jima

On The Way Back From Ikema Island

On Ikema Island, a small island located north of Miyako-jima, in Okinawa in Japan, we went to see a rock with a heart-shaped hole. This was apparently used in a popular drama…

Da Nang

Dinner

The last of our Da Nang night tour in Vietnam was the dinner. The restaurant was called “Apsara” and there were performances of music and dance. It seemed that the customers were mainly…

Warsaw

Current Poland and ‘UkiUki’ restaurant

My husband asked Mariusz, our guide who took us around for the Communism Tour, about the current situation in Poland. So he stopped the minibus on a bridge and started chatting. According…

miranda-friends
Miranda Friends

Moscow-USSR-2

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...
shopping
Shopping

Emerald

Some days before we left for Colombia, I was at an antique complex in London and a vendor told me “This emerald is from Colombia. The emeralds of Colombia is the best...
airlines
Airlines

Vietnam Airlines

According to company’s official website, the history of Vietnam Airlines dates back to January 1956 when the Vietnam Civil Aviation Department was established by the Government, marking the birth of the civil aviation industry in...
food
Food

The Cake in Sintra

On the second day in Lisbon in Portugal, we had a private tour to Sintra, which we had booked before coming to the country. Sintra is about 30km northwest of Lisbon and...
hotels
Hotels

About Our Last Meal in Lisbon and Our Hotel

We were planning to have our last meal in Lisbon in Portugal this time at the seafood restaurant called Marisqueira do Lis, which was recommended by the guide of our private tour...
food
Restaurants

Clear water

We went to Paranga beach which was recommended by our hotel. It seemed a popular one and it was fairly crowded with mainly young people. Some were topless, which we did not...
food
Food

The Cake in Sintra

On the second day in Lisbon in Portugal, we had a private tour to Sintra, which we had booked before coming to the country. Sintra is about 30km northwest of Lisbon and...
transports
Transports

starting sailing

We were in Saint Petersburg for two nights staying on the moored ship, but on the third day at 7 pm, finally we started sailing. The water of the Neva river was...