Nizza Monferrato
Italy

Nizza Monferrato

Miranda

[ Oct.2015 ] On the day we went to Piedmont with my Japanese friend, after eating the great lunch, we moved on to Nizza Monferrato.She read a novel recently which was set in this town, so she wanted to visit here.I often decide our destination because of books I read, too, so I understand her …

Newly listed as a World Heritage
Italy

Newly listed as a World Heritage

Miranda

[ Oct.2015 ] A friend of mine came over from Japan, so we went to Piedmont in Italy.She has got the second grade of UNESCO's World Heritage certificate and she told us that this area in Piedmont got newly listed in the World Heritage last year because of the beauty of the land of vineyards.Unfortunately …

A major source of rice
Italy

A major source of rice

Miranda

[ Sept.2015 ] We went to a restaurant called Antica Osteria ai Vini in the centre of Novara, a town in Piedmont in Italy.We chose this one because it had a good reputation in the internet.This photo is the risotto my husband chose.The colours are not so exciting, but he said the combination of courgette …

Cheese shop listed in the Guinness Book
Germany

Cheese shop listed in the Guinness Book

Miranda

[ Sept.2015 ] I do not know how many categories in the Guinness Book, but apparently there is one for “the most beautiful cheese shop in the world” and the one in the new town in Dresden called Molkerei Pfund is listed.Because I saw a photo which looked like a room in a palace in …

Beer garden
Germany

Beer garden

Miranda

[ Aug.2015 ] One of the main pleasures of German holiday is beer garden.We spend a nice time in a beer garden on the Elbe riverbank in Dresden.Maybe because it was a weekend, the place was bustled with many families.Two old women were talking with a glass of beer, too.Earlier in this summer, when we …

Dynamic traditional dish
Germany

Dynamic traditional dish

Miranda

[ Aug.2015 ] First thing we did in Dresden in Germany was to eat.Because our hotel was in the middle of the old town, there were a lot of restaurants around there.We went in to one of them called Kutcherschanke (the last 'a' has got the umlaut).German words are very long for me to pronounce …

Brunch
Finland

Brunch

Miranda

[ Aug.2015 ] We wanted to have a nice lunch as a last meal in Helsinki on Sunday, and looked for two restaurants listed in the guide book, but both of them were closed.So we went in to the one just in front of us at the time.It was a buffet style restaurant where you …

Finnish dish
Finland

Finnish dish

Miranda

[ Aug.2015 ] We asked the hotel receptionist to recommend some Finnish restaurants in Helsinki as it was just about lunch time when we arrived there.She said “Aino is good.They are not so expensive” and pointed it in the map.Because she said it is a restaurant of traditional Finnish dishes, I was imagining a traditional …

Watermelon
Italy

Watermelon

Miranda

[ July, 2015 ] After enjoying our walk along the promenade and tasting the lovely ice cream, we headed back to our B&B.On the way, we found this watermelon specialised stall.There were a few plastic tables and chairs around.They cut the fruit and let people eat them on the spot.The watermelons here are big and …

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