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Posts from the ‘travel’ Category

Among the plum blossoms in Mito

An early hanami in February: a daytrip from Tokyo to Mito to see the plum blossoms at Kairakuen, one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan

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Visiting Himeji Castle

Visiting Himeji castle, the most famous (and beautiful) in Japan

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In the crowd at Takayama Autumn Festival

Back to the mountains for the amazing October Hachiman Matsuri in Takayama

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Taketomi, Okinawa

,A trip to Taketomi, at the margins of the Ishigaki archipelago, in Okinawa. An excerpt from my book, on a completely different Japan

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The hunt for ramen in Tokyo

A few restaurants I like, personally tested: eating ramen in Tokyo

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In the South of Crete: the beaches of Triopetra

Exploring the beaches of Crete. A few days in Rethymno province around Triopetra and Agios Pavlos.

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A guide to the Japan Rail Pass

The rail pass almost essential for travel in Japan, step by step. A guide to the Japan Rail pass

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The lavender fields in Furano

Hokkaido, the wonderful lavender fields in the North of Japan

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Walking in Venice off the Beaten Path

Cannaregio, Giudecca and Burano, three places in Venice off the beaten path, where walking is beautiful.

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Four reasons to love Kanazawa

Samurai, geisha, contemporary art, beautiful gardens and excellent cuisine. Kanazawa is worth a visit.

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