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...

Miranda

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…

Apulia

Turning bridge

We visited #Taranto, a town in #Puglia in southern Italy.I had passed here a few times, but it was the first time to walk there.Unfortunately the weather was bad.This is a photo…

Tbilisi

Georgia is the Birthplace of Wine

I continue talking about our sightseeing tour in Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia. We walked down from the hill where the Nariqala Fortress is situated towards the area of the…

Venice

Shopping in Burano

One of the purposes of our holiday in Venice this time was island hopping. So we wanted to go to the island of San Francesco del Deserto where there is a monastery…

miranda-friends
Miranda Friends

Relaxed in a Jazz bar in Kobe

This is my friend, Bangly’s posting. Our friend Okazawa-san accompanied us in Kobe city. It is only half an hour by train from Osaka. Kobe is a city near the mountain and the...
shopping
Shopping

Gintaro

This is a pendant I bought from a man who had a stall in Basanaviciaus Street in Palanga in Lithuania. He made it himself using the local amber and African wood ....
airlines
Airlines

All Nippon Airways

According to company’s official website, in December 1952, Japan Helicopter & Aeroplane Transports Co., Ltd was established with the goal of restoring regular air transportation services disrupted by WW II. The company started a helicopter...
food
Food

Dynamic traditional dish

First thing we did in Dresden in Germany was to eat. Because our hotel was in the middle of the old town, there were a lot of restaurants around there. We went...
hotels
Hotels

The functional good hotel

This time in Paris, we stayed in a hotel called Best Western Hotel Opera d’Antin, situated just behind the Galeries Lafeyette. In fact I suspect it is in a same building...
food
Restaurants

The restaurant where noble people visit

The last night in the Eolian Islands, we went to a restaurant recommended by a taxi driver in Lipari. The name is Filippino, but nothing to do with Philippine, but means small Filippo....
food
Food

Orange salad

At lunch time, I went into a restaurant, just next to the fish market in Catania, Sicily.Of course the fresh sea-foods were excellent, but for me the orange salad was amazing.This was the...
transports
Transports

Transport in Portugal

To get to the pretty village Monsaraz in Alentejo, Portugal, you have to change bus at a town called Reguengos de Monsaraz.The local people pronounce the name of this town as if they...