Misumi West Port, the World Heritage in Kumamoto

Misumi West Port, the World Heritage in Kumamoto

We were heading for Amakusa in Kumamoto prefecture in Japan, but looking at the map, we found that there is a Unesco’s World Heritage site just before entering Amakusa. We thought we...



To Kumamoto

After spending one night in Fukuoka in Kyushu in Japan, we headed for Kumamoto. It was a short holiday for a friend of us, too and we wanted to go there with…


Remembering my good old days in Fukuoka

This time in Japan, we went to Kyushu for a short holiday which we had tried a few years ago but could not achieve. The Japan Rail Pass we had bought does…


Looking down at Paris

The Musée de L’Orangerie we went to is in Jardin des Tuileries. And in Jardin des Tuileries, the Christmas market was being held on the day in December. This place was very…


Alfama in Lisbon

Alfama area in Lisbon is the oldest part of the city. When you enter here, you feel as if you were walking in a three dimensional maze. Sometimes you would come across small…


Restaurant managed by daddy

On the last day of our short holiday in Tuscany in Italy, we went to a restaurant called 13 Gobbi recommended by a staff in our hotel. It is in a…


Treasure of Calabria

If you ask someone from Calabria what you should see there, he or she would say “The Bronzes of Riace”. These are the statues found by a diver, who was diving…

Miranda Friends

Japanese whisky

This is my friend, Bangly’s posting. I like whisky very much. Since I was a boy I have appreciated European whiskies, especially Irish and Scottish. Because I knew that Japan produces good whiskies,...

a Japanese in San Telmo

On Sunday in Buenos Aires in Argentina, we went to the antique market in San Telmo area which we had also been to last time. We took a taxi from Recoleta area and...

Cathay Pacific Airways

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

Cake in Andalucia

On the way from Granada to Ubeda by bus, we stopped at a place called Jaen for 20 minutes. We went out to the town and found a small market. Here we found...

An appealing hotel

In Chester in England, we stayed two nights in a hotel called Brookside Hotel. When we booked the tour, we told them my preference of three star hotel, and they chose...

the last lunch in Rhodes Town

The last meal we had in Rhodes in Greece was at the restaurant called Tverna Kostas which my husband had found on the internet. It is located in the old town, but...

Strong garlic

We had a dinner in a restaurant called Crama Sibiu Vechi in Sibiu in Romania.According to our friends, this place is specialised in Saxon dishes.It used to be a wine celler, so...

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...