Tenerife

Shopping in the Disappointing Puerto de la Cruz

[ Dec.2018 ] We left La Laguna, the old capital of Tenerife in Spain, which was a lovely place that exceeded our expectations and moved to Puerto de la Cruz, the second place we stayed…

England

Blue John and Haircut

[ Nov.2018 ] On the last day of our short holiday in Lincoln, the city in the middle of England, we went into a jewellery shop that had interested me during our stay. The reason…

Niigata

Ryokan with Sunset and Murakami Kibori Tsuishu

[ Sept.2018 ] We stayed at the seaside Ryokan (a Japanese style hotel) called ‘Taikanso Senami no Yu’ in Murakami in the Niigata Prefecture in Japan. According to the information on the internet, the hot spring…

Sardinia

Coral in Sardinia

[ May 2018 ] When we were walking in the streets of the old town of Alghero in Sardinia in Italy, we noticed that many shops were selling coral jewellery. According to our guidebook and…

Sardinia

Knives and Baskets

[ May 2018 ] When we were walking in Castelsardo, a town in the north of Sardinia in Italy, we noticed that there were many shops selling knives with sharp blades and colourful handles. The…

Abruzzo

Handicrafts in Scanno

[ Apr.2018 ] Scanno, the town in Abruzzo in the middle of Italy, is small but they have high quality handicrafts. It is especially famous for the pendant called Presentosa. We also saw some of them…

Argentina

San Antonio de Areco, the Gaucho town

[ Mar.2018 ] The next day, we had an excursion to San Antonio de Areco from Buenos Aires in Argentina. This town is situated 113km northwest of Buenos Aires in the Pampas with the population…

Buenos Aires

A Japanese in San Telmo

[ Mar.2018 ] On Sunday in Buenos Aires in Argentina, we went to the antique market in San Telmo area which we had also been to last time. We took a taxi from Recoleta area and…