All good things come to an end they say. And sadly my trip had to finish as well. After super exhausting Mt. Fuji climb I had to take a few hours long ride back to Tokyo (on a suburban train) and urgently needed to take a shower. I decided to take that last day lightly. … More Big in Japan: Back to Tokyo
“He who climbs Mount Fuji once is a wise man. He who climbs twice is a fool”. 「富士山に一度も登らぬバカ、二度登るバカ」 It was just a random idea at the time of planning the trip to Japan. I really wanted to see Mt. Fuji, but I had never imagined climbing it. Until the idea just flashed through… A very … More Big in Japan: Mt. Fuji
Another day in Japan! But back to the roots this time. Only about an hour (or less if you take the speedy train) from Osaka, Kyoto is one of the most fascinating and culturally rich cities in the Country of the Raising Sun. Former capital of Japan has so much to offer that I regret … More Big in Japan: Kyoto
Welcome to Osaka, a small Tokyo (not my invention!) but more affordable (but still expensive) and famous for it’s Takoyaki (octopus fried in batter) and Glico Man! Wait… whom again? Well, I don’t know. I asked and nobody seemed to know why the guy is so famous. But it’s rather distinctive and a certain attraction … More Big in Japan: Osaka
“Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it”. – George Santayana. I think the above goes perfectly with this post. It’s not gonna be all gloomy and sad, but there are things we just need to be aware of and need to remember in order to avoid the same thing from happening in … More Big in Japan: Hiroshima
Hello fellow readers, This is the first post of the series from The Country of The Rising Sun. Anyone who has ever visited Japan will probably agree the country is just different to what we are used to. Not only the architecture and countryside varies, but people’s mentality and culture contrast to ours. I only … More Big in Japan – Let’s go to Tokyo!
Good morning, evening, afternoon! Time for a short recap from the second day in Rome. I was lucky to be granted a glorious, warm and sunny day and could enjoy my tramping around the city to the full extend! Some people complained it was too hot and too sunny – but they obviously take things … More All roads lead to Rome – Glorious Sunday!
After a busy morning in Vatican I decided to take it easy in the city suburbs, meaning Rome (someone would probably like to punch me for saying that!). Of course I am (sort of) joking. Saying that, the catholic church influence in Rome is visible and one could say that Vatican City is the actual … More All roads lead to Rome – Saturday afternoon
As the title says – all roads (air ways too!) lead to the eternal city. I am deeply surprised I never got to see it before, considering this is one the the big three – next to London and Paris that one must visit when in Europe. But here I am back in Italy. I’ve … More All roads lead to Rome – Saturday morning in Vatican City
Parks… I love parks! This little hideaway from a busy life if you happen to live in a big city. Or a small concrete one. I have recently visited two: Sefton Park and Knowsley Safari Park, both in Liverpool. As they are located across the river I cannot just go and visit whenever. It was more of … More Liverpool Parks: Sefton & Knowsley Safari