Italy

Dishes of Rome

We got up very early again, this time to go to Rome. This was the first time I had been to Fiumicino Airport in Rome in 35 years, though we went through there for transit…

Ishigaki Island

Had a rest at a herb garden

[ Apr.2017 ] On the day when we took a taxi to tour around Ishigaki Island in Okinawa, Japan, we passed lunch time without noticing, so instead of having a proper lunch, we had a…

Ishigaki Island

Ishigaki beef, purple yam and Awamori

[ Apr.2017 ] The first dinner we had in Ishigaki Island in Okinawa, Japan was the steak of Ishigaki beef. In the past, I only knew Kobe beef and Matsusaka beef and a couple more,…

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…