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unlucky day
Boston

Unlucky day

Miranda

[ Oct.2016 ] On the next day after the day of full sightseeing in Boston, USA, it was raining. It rained all day. Apparently for local people it was a welcome rain, though. There were some companies running the hop on and hop off ‘trolleys’ going around the city, so we decided to take one. And we …

about time capsule and others
Boston

About time capsule and others

Miranda

[ Sept.2016 ] I continue talking about our walking tour in Boston with Fran. Basically we followed the route called Freedom Trail. This Trail takes us all the significant places related to the historical events which led to their independence and it is about 4 km (2.5 miles). So our walking tour was full of history. One …

learning American history
Boston

Learning American history

Miranda

[ Sept.2016 ] You might have noticed that we did not have any postings about United States, though it is a famous big country. Now I am going to talk about our journey there for the first time in this blog. Actually I have been there a few times before, but it was the first …

participating the Photomarathon, this time in Turin
Turin

Participating the Photomarathon, this time in Turin

Miranda

[ Sept.2016 ] Following the Photomarathon in Milan in June, we joined another one in Turin, because we enjoyed it so much in Milan, though we did not win any prizes. As before, we got together at 9 am and did registration, received the blue Tshirt, and so on. And at 10 am, they announced …

after we panned gold, we walked in Shukunegi
Sado Island

After we panned gold, we walked in Shukunegi

Miranda

[ Aug.2016 ] On the third day of our stay in Sado Island in Japan, we had a lovely sunny day. The weather changed completely from the day before. We left the nice friendly hotel, “Ryokan Urashima” for Nishimikawa Gold Park to pan some gold dust. It is a tourist attraction. They have prepared some …

Sado Bugyosho (office of the Magistrate) and walk in Aikawa
Sado Island

Sado Bugyosho (office of the Magistrate) and walk in Aikawa

Miranda

[ Aug.2016 ] There was a gold/silver mine in Sado Island, which supported the economy of Edo Shogunate. We wanted to see the tunnel of the mine and went up to the entrance, but the sign said that the temperature inside was 10 degree centigrade. We had to give up because we were wearing summer …

experienced Sakiori Weaving and Mumyouiyaki Pottery in the rainy day
Sado Island

Experienced Sakiori Weaving and Mumyouiyaki Pottery in the rainy day

Miranda

[ Aug.2016 ] On the second day of our stay in Sado Island in Japan, it was raining very hard. That was the day when Typhoon Lionrock arrived in Japan and killed many people. The earlier forecast was saying that Sado area could be under threat, but we could avoid the direct hit. The taxi …

walk in Sawara
Chiba

Walk in Sawara

Miranda

[ Aug.2016 ] Whenever we go back to Japan, our friends and family plan something for us and this time, our family took us to Sawara in Chiba Prefecture. It was a quaint town with lovely old houses. It was a little similar to Kawagoe where we went a few years ago, but I felt …

Exeter Cathedral
Exeter

Exeter Cathedral

Miranda

[ Aug.2016 ] The last destination of our travels with my mother who stayed with us in London was Exeter, the city in the south west England. This was my first visit there, too. It took about 2 and a half hours by train from London Paddington station. Although I bought the train tickets beforehand, …

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