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Foto day in Tübingen

Tübingen is a famous university town in southern Germany and it is only 30km from Stuttgart. My husband told me that it is a very old town and I was imagining something like Münster but it was completely different. In a good way. It was very colorful and photogenic town. Streets are narrow with many hourses and I felt like I was in a amusement park. Many many bicycles in this town. Many. and, in the small town people obviously get bored so they want some thrill by…

Münster(ミュンスター): The must visit in Germany

Before I visited Münster, I honestly had no image of the city. I knew the name from somewhere but that was all. After visiting, it is my favorite city in Germany. Buildings, churches, roads, shops, people, food,,,, everything was somehow warm and cozy and I felt so good, so happy in this city. I usually hate to go around in the cold weather but this city was somehow different. I fall in love with this city. 訪れるまで、なんとなく聞いたことがあるくらいの印象しかなかったミュンスターですが、うーん、なんとドイツで一番好きな都市になってしまいました。 街並み、教会、道、お店、人、食べ物、、全てが妙にあったかくて居心地が良くて、なぜかミュンスターにいる間中とってもいい気分になれました。ドイツの寒い冬をてくてく歩くのは全然好きじゃないんですが、ミュンスター散歩は全然苦じゃなかったから不思議。 If you love old Germany, stone-paved road, churches, traditional food, Münster is perfect for you. It is not so easy to reach from other big city from Germany but you will not regret the effort. 歴史あるドイツを見たい、石畳の道や教会、伝統的な料理に興味がある方は間違いなく訪れておいた方が良い都市です。ドイツの他の大きい都市からの交通の弁は良くないですが、頑張って行く価値のある都市だと思います。 お次はミュンスターで一番有名なザンクト・パウル大聖堂。堂々とした外見もさながらに、中はもっと魅力があります。奥に長い作りになっていて、外見よりもずっと広いです。中には庭園もあって、ちょっと怖い骸骨顔の像があったりもする。 Coming to the main street 通りを抜け、メインの通りへ If you don’t know where to eat, try this restaurant. It is one of the oldest restaurants in Munster. Food was very traditional, very good. どこで食べるか迷ったら、こちらのレストランがおすすめ。ミュンスターで最も古いレストランの一つなんだとか。ドイツなのでがっつり量はありますが、お腹いっぱいになりつつも完食。 City is beautiful at night as well. あたりはすっかり真っ暗。夜も美しい。。 We had only one day to walk through the city and there is a lot more to discover! I will definitely come back …

Where to eat in Iwaki, Japan

This article is dedicated to my friend Dominik and Lina who are going to work in Iwaki, a small city in Japan. There are not much information in English about where to eat in Iwaki so hear I come! I was living in Iwaki for 5 years and had enough time to try and find nice place to eat. 1. Yakitori Ohako(十八番) This is a very cozy and tasty Yakitori restaurant. Me and my husband went nearly every week. Varians of Yakitori and it is super tasty. And its cheap. Nowonder always packed with local people. Must try : minzed chicken ball sauce (つくねタレ) chicken tail (ぼんじり),pork belly Yakitori(豚バラ) Price : 2000 – 3,000 JPY / person English menu : No but there is pictures and there are staff who can speak Englsih. Reservation : Necessary, especially Friday and Saturday 2. Sushiro(スシロー) The famous go-around Sushi chain. Thare are two Sushiro in Iwaki. One in Tamachi area and one in Kashima area. There are also big sushi chain call Kappa sushi but Sushiro has more varaiety …

Where to eat at Gili Meno

On east side of Gili Meno, there are plenty of restaurants. During one week in Gili Meno, we’ve been to several restaurants. Basically all restaurants we’ve been serves good Indonesian food. Here is our best 3 ! 🙂 1. Dinner at  ANA Warung Bungalows Location ★★★☆☆ Food ★★★☆☆ Atmosphere ★★★★★ 15 minutes walk from harbor of Gili Meno, this restaurants offers excellent choice of Indonesian food, fresh seafood BBQ and western food. Food were all tasty and very cheep. My favorite is  chicken curry.What we liked the most was atmosphere of this restaurant. Especially at night. Right in front of the ocean, under Alang-alang roof (roof with palm reefs) and warm lights, you can enjoy food with calm and relaxed mood. There are around  10 tables in the front  and 3 bamboo huts behind table area. Our favorite place was to sit on bamboo floor in the hut to eat and drink. Easily to spend 2 hour hear. Best for Dinner time. 2. Lunch at YAYA Warung Location ★★★★☆ Food ★★★★☆ Atonosphere ★★★★☆ 10 minutes  walk from harbor of Gili …

Becoming a diver in Gili Meno

Gili Meno is the calmest Island among 3 Gili Islands (Trawangan, Air and Meno) near Bali and Lombok. If you like simple, minimal and silence, Gili Meno is just for you. We’ve been in this Island for 7 days (16-23 Sep 2016) and all tourists we’ve met had kind of same mentality. Calm and relaxed. Mostly couples between late 20’s to 50’s with backpacks. It is definitely worth a visit for true relaxation. Unlike staying in Bali or Lombok, you feel you are completelly into local society. The island has beautiful beaches. Sea is very calm and clear so it is perfect for snorkel, swimming and diving. Inspired by my favorite blogger and my friends, me and my husband decided to take our life adventure into ocean. East side of Gili Meno is kind of center of the Island. There are the main horbor, restaurants, ATMs, hotels and the only supermarket we’ve seen. The center area is maybe 300m long. As soon as you leave the center area, you will have calm, silent beach. In the …

Starting vacation to Lombok, Indonesia

Now I am at Lombok, writing this from Sudamala Resort Hotel. It’s time to slowly start wrinting about this journey. Good surprise, bad surprise,,,everything. Shcedule from Stuttgart to Lombok 14th Stuttgart 20:15 – 15th  Instanbul 00:10 (2h55m, TK1706) 15th Istanbul 02:00 – 15th Jakarta 18:05 (12h5m, TK56) One night in Ibis style Jakarta Airport hotel 34EUR/night 16th Jakarta 05:50 – 16th 08:55 Lombok (1.5h, GA434) Turkish Airline If you have chance to tak Turkish airline, take it because you won’t regret it. It is rare these days to feel the difference between different airlines in this high competitive world, but you will actually feel cleardifference with Turkish airline. – Food is surprisingly delicous – Screen for movie is very big and even for 3 hours flight you have movie program – Provifing slippers, eyemasks for long flight – Clues are very friendly No wonder it is chosen as the best airline in Europe. Jakarta Airport – Ibis Style Airport Hotel Once you step out of the airport, you will cover by smell of developing country and …

Hiking in Austrian Alps

After a small hike  in Neuffen last weekend, we decided to go for 2 days this week. This is the first over night hiking after I moved to Germany.  Our target was to enjoy the view and also to get used to going up and down for coming hiking in Mt.Rinjani in Indonesia. This trip turn to be full of surprises 🙂 Day1 – 1032m climb Start of journey German weather is famous for unpredictable, but the day started with perfect weather. From Stuttgart Germany, where we live, to Kleiwalsertal Austria, the start point of hike, is 22o km away. Driving southern Germany in Summer, you will meet cows eating grass, people riding horses and cute German houses. Start – Hintere Gemstelhütte for Lunch 1h There are not much to say, we simply are amazed how beautiful the nature is. One thing I can say is that I definitely miss English words for describing this view. This first 1 hour is for all level hikers. There were many elderly people to come up to the lodge to …