Top of mount Wakakusa in touristic Nara (Kyoto 2014, #3)


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This will be a relatively short blog about our next (near) Kyoto experience. Although it was not on our must-visit list, we went to Nara. After a 40-minute train trip (one way) we arrived in a gloomy place called: Nara. … Lees verder

Hike to Mountain Karamatsu Dake (Hakuba, Japan 2014 #2)


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It’s our third day at Hakuba. We are lucky with the weather. The nights and evenings are cold, but at daytime it’s around 20 degrees Celsius. Finally, we were able to hike on mountain Karamatsu Dake. At the top, there … Lees verder

Forest walk at Iwatake (Hakuba, Japan 2014 #1)


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When we arrived in Hakuba after a smooth train trip with several trains, we saw the beautiful environment and autumn colours. Restaurant Pizzakaya We went to Pizzakaya that evening, a small Izakaya that serves pizza and a mix of European … Lees verder

Inokashira park, Jazz, Coffee Amp and Drum & Bass at Womb (Tokyo #6, 2014)


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The sun is shining and we were walking in Inokashira park in the morning. This park can be pretty crowded, and we can imagine why. There are many little school children who explore the park and play games. And then … Lees verder

Agua Liques and Morro Jable (Fuerteventura 2014, #5)


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We woke up early for the South-Easth and South-West part of Fuerteventura. It is an 1,5 hour drive to Costa Calma. The villages here are built for tourism, but the atmosphere is relaxed. The beaches are broad and the ocean … Lees verder

Garbage from the ocean in Fuerteventura (2014 #4)


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After a long walk at the West Coast around El Cotillo, we had mixed feelings. Fuerteventura has a stunning coast with blue water and white sandy beaches. It’s wonderful! But all of this is overshadowed by cars driving on the … Lees verder

Walk to Pico Ruivo do Paul (Madeira #6, 2013)


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We drove into the mountains in the Southwest, for some more island exploring. We were lucky that there was a clear sky today. The environment around Rabacal and Pico Ruivo do Paul varies from bald mountains to green woods. It’s a popular walking area. … Lees verder

Walk at Peninsula and Ribeira de Sao Roque (Madeira #4, 2013)


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Madeira is an island with many faces. When we wake up, the day mostly starts cloudy and sometimes it even rains a bit (in the South). When driving to the North, North-East or South-East part, it can become 30 degrees … Lees verder

Walk to Lombo do Mouro (Madeira #3 2013)


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Today we had a lovely day. At 11:30 we started our walk from Encumeada pass via Levada do Norte to Folhadal, and via Levada das Rabacas to Lombo do Mouro. When we started this walk, the sun was shining. There … Lees verder

Cabo and Levada Nova, Madeira #2 (2013)


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We slept with our windows open. The sounds of the nearby sea are quite loud, but relaxing. At 8:30 hours, we had breakfast in our hotel. It’s an average breakfast, with fresh fruits and sufficient choice. The cakes they offer … Lees verder