The citadel in Halifax

On the second day in Halifax in Canada, we visited the Citadel located just behind our hotel. The entrance fee was as much as 11.70 C$ (£6.90, €8.00, $8.85), but it…


Jazz in Halifax

The centre of Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia province in Canada is on the slope going down towards the sea. There were many quaint old buildings but many new boring…


Sophia, towering into the sky

 This is the statue of Sophia in Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria. According to my guide book, there used to be a statue of Lenin here, but removed in 1989. Now Sophia is…


Three castles

This is a photo of one of the three castles in Bellinzona, about 30 minutes’ train journey from Lugano, Switzerland. Each castle seems to have worked as a fortress at their own altitude….


The aquarium, full of fun

We visited Toba Aquarium in Iseshima, Japan. Originally we planned to be there just for a while, but in the end we spent nearly a half day there. The most interesting thing was the…

Miranda Friends

Visiting an exhibition of Ukiyo-e

This is my friend, Bangly’s posting. A lot of people in Italy know the artist Katsushika Hokusai and his works, for example “the wave” or “36 views of mount Fuji”. They are on...

Myth and accessory

On the second day of our trip in Basque country in Spain, we went to San Sebastian by bus. When we were walking towards the old town, I found a lovely...

Cathay Pacific Airways

Initially based in Shanghai, the two men eventually moved to Hong Kong and established the airline.

Restaurants are in a cave, too

In Matera, the cave houses town in south Italy, the restaurants are in the caves, too. You can enjoy the atmosphere and eat quite different foods from the ones in the north like...

A tourist home in the village

In the small village called Monsaraz in Alentejo, Portugal, we stayed in a B&B on the main road whose name is Casa Dona Antonia. I was lucky to get a nice suite with a...

Painted woman’s restaurant

In Muggia in Italy, which is close to the border to Slovenia, we went in to a restaurant called Lilibontempo. Muggia is a fishing village and there seemed a lot of seafood...

Iveria Hotel and Lunch

We came back to Tbilisi from Mtskheta, the ancient city of Georgia. On the way, Ana, our guide, pointed out one building from the car, saying “That is the most luxurious...

Sleeping Car in Ukraine

The sightseeing tour ended at the St. Andrew’s Church in Kiev, the capital city in Ukraine. We said goodbye to our guide and started walking down the long winding slope, called Andriyivsky...