arrived in Alghero

Arrived in Alghero

The flight from Rome to Alghero in Sardinia was quite packed, but Alitalia had a rule to make the middle seats free, so we did not have to be too close to...



Fly to Italy during the pandemic

At the end of August this year, we were originally planning to go to Japan. But Japan has been virtually adopting a national isolation, so our flight was cancelled. Instead, we decided…


A relaxing day in Looe

In the morning of the third day in Looe, the seaside town in Cornwall in south western England, I had ordered pancake for breakfast and got astonished to find that it…

Ishigaki Island

Ishigaki beef, purple yam and Awamori

The first dinner we had in Ishigaki Island in Okinawa, Japan was the steak of Ishigaki beef. In the past, I only knew Kobe beef and Matsusaka beef and a couple more,…



The city tour with the guide, which we started soon after we arrived in Taipei in Taiwan, took us to the Ximending area next. As our guide, Mr.Kou, said many times…

Miranda Friends

Stay in a Ryokan

This is my friend, Bangly’s posting. In the touristic town of Kotohira, in Kagawa prefecture, I stayed one night in a tipical Japanese hotel (Ryokan), called Tsuruya. My Japanese friend Shogo, who accompanied...

Emerald in Bogotà

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...

Cathay Pacific Airways

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

Two panna cotta

I love panna cotta.I first tasted it long time ago when I asked for a cream caramel in a restaurant in Firenze which they did not have and instead persuaded me to try...

Lovely Hotel

We stayed in a hotel called Hotelli Seurahuone, in Helsinki, Finland. It is close to the railway station. When we arrived at the last stop of the airport bus, we could see it...

Sushi go-around

On the day we went to Asakusa in Tokyo, the last thing we enjoyed was Sushi Go-Around. It is the famous system that sushi dishes are on a conveyor belt and customers...

Potato sausage

I continue talking about German foods.This one is 'potato sausage' I ate in a town called Herrstein.The very slim waitress, whom I cannot imagine she eats this kind of heavy foods, said 'It...

Station where tortoises live

We went to Atocha station from Madrid airport by taxi. It cost 30 euros and I wonder if we were cheated. The driver said “the fare from the airport to the city...