A quick trip to Nara

Two things I remember from our brief stop in Nara are the heat and the clever deers begging tourists for biscuits. Nara is the old capital of Japan and is a home for many Unesco sights. It is a must stop for the history lovers.

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Vibes of Osaka

Before going to Osaka, you will hear many thing about this city: the best night life in Japan, friendly and relaxed people, amazing street food and the vibrant atmosphere. This is is all true!

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Days and nights in Kyoto

Kyoto is the heart of Japan – geographically and culturally. Usually when traveling, I do not like staying at one place for long but with Kyoto, I would go back anytime to continue enjoying of so many beautiful things this town (and its surroundings) have to offer.

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Kinosaki – learning to relax the Japanese way

Thanks to its topographical situation Japan is basically a one big hot spring. And it comes with no surprise that the Japanese people, who are masters in incorporating the harmony of nature in many different forms and shapes to their everyday lives, have an elaborated culture of public baths – onsens.

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3 days in Ishigaki island: escaping a typhoon and swimming with jellyfish

Japan has plenty of cultural highlights and splendid natural spots; however, the country is not well known for its beaches. So, when planning a beach vacation, a list of all other South East Asia countries may pop up in your head before thinking of Japan. But if you are planning a visit to “the land of the rising sun”, keep in mind that white sands and turquoise waters are within a hand’s reach.

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Fireworks in Tokyo to welcome us to Japan

In the end of July we started our long waited and carefully planned trip around Japan. We were warned about the unbearable heat and humidity combination around this time of the year, but it was the only free time we had, so we went for it anyways.

We merged into the Tokyo’s rush straight away. On our second day in the city we learned about the summer festival taking place in Asakusa neighborhood and decided to check it out.

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Ziga village: exploring the Pyrenees and other random places in the North of Spain

After 5 weeks in the beautiful Andalucia and  7-hour trip up North I spent a week exploring towns, villages and mountains in Castilla y Leon, Navara and Basque country. This is a collection of my travel pictures from different places in the North of Spain.

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A brief guide to Lago di Como

It was one of those long hot summer weekends in the middle of July when we found ourselves in the North of Italy next to Lake Como. We spent the weekend taking refreshing dips into the lake, admiring the surroundings and (of course!) eating. This is my brief set of tips for anyone who wants to spend spring/summer/early autumn weekend in this little piece of paradise.

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