Guatape

Colombian BBQ and their New Year’s customs

[ Dec.2016 ] On the way back from Guatape where we went from Medellin in Colombia, our guide and driver took us to a BBQ restaurant. In Colombia, they grill big skewered meats by sticking…

Bogota

Coca tea for the first time in my life

[ Dec.2016 ] We drank Coca tea for the first time in our life on the hill of Monserrate in Bogota. Coca, as you know is the leaf which could be processed to make cocaine….

Jerez de la Frontera

Sherry in Jerez

[ Nov.2016 ] Jerez de la Frontera in southern Spain is famous for its sherry. Apparently, the word ‘sherry’ came from this town’s name. While the Arabs dominated this area, they called this town Sherish…

Rockport

Lobsters in Rockport

[ Oct.2016 ] We took a one day excursion from Boston, USA to Rockport which is about 64 km north east of Boston. We went to North Station in Boston by the subway from the…

Niigata

Visiting a sake brewery again

[ 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…

Sado Island

Tasty meals from the rich local foodstuffs

[ 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…

Italy

Ceramics, Grappa and Prosecco

[ 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 …

France

How to taste wine

[ 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 …

Japan

Hida Beef

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