visiting a sake brewery again
Japan

Visiting a sake brewery again

Miranda

[ Sept.2016 ] Niigata in Japan is famous for its sake. You cannot leave here without visiting a sake brewery or two. We visited one in the past when we came here a few years ago and we enjoyed it very much. This time we went to the brewery called Imadaitsukasa listed in our guide …

tasty foods from rich local foodstuffs
Japan

Tasty foods from rich local foodstuffs

Miranda

[ Aug.2016 ] This photo is a part of feast we had in our hotel in Sado Island in Japan. This time we stayed two nights in a hotel called Ryokan Urashima and on the first evening we asked for the Japanese dinner and on the second, French. There were two buildings in this hotel, …

Ceramics, Grappa and Prosecco
Italy

Ceramics, Grappa and Prosecco

Miranda

[ Jun.2016 ] Bassano del Grappa in Veneto in north Italy is famous for its ceramics. There were many shops selling pretty colourful items, so we decided to …

How to do the wine tasting
France

How to do the wine tasting

Miranda

[ May,2016 ] During our boat tour, going down the Garonne river in France, after listening to the explanation on Bordeaux wine, we had the tasting. We tried …

Hida Beef
Japan

Hida Beef

Miranda

We went to Takayama from Shirakawago in Japan by bus. What I was looking forward to in Takayama was…

Everyday Paella
Spain

Everyday Paella

Miranda

[ Feb.2016 ] I knew that the Spanish meal, Paella came from Valencia, so I wanted to try one during our short holiday in the city.There were many snack restaurants outside of the Central Market.We went in to one of them and ate Paella, When we order Paella in London where we live, the menu …

Bicerin
Italy

Bicerin

Miranda

[ Feb.2016 ] This is a photo of Bicerin, a warm drink born in Turin in Italy.It is made of layers of Espresso, chocolate and milk and served in a small class.In fact, Bicerin means 'small glass' in the dialect of this region.There were many cafes with the notice, 'We have Bicerin' in the city, …

Taste of coconut
Brazil

Taste of coconut

Miranda

[ Jan.2016 ] We had our last dinner in Rio de Janeiro in our tour leader's favourite restaurant.It was a bit of walk from Ipanema beach and I think it was called Adega do Cesare.What we ate here was a Brazilian dish, a kind of fish stew.The sauce was taste of coconut and at first …

Picanha
Brazil

Picanha

Miranda

[ Jan.2016 ] From Paraty in Brazil, we went to our last destination, Rio de Janeiro by car.After arriving there around mid-day, we went to the restaurant called Boteco Belmonte near our hotel.What we ate here was the meat again as you can see in the photo.This is the meat called Picanha, the loin of …

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