KAGOSHIMA CITY (鹿児島)

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  • I was in Kagoshima City: on April 16, 2013.
  • Number of recommended days: in a day you can visit it, including Sakurajima if you hurry up.
  • My score: 2/5.

Kagoshima is a city of just over 600,000 inhabitants, the most important in southern Kyushu by population. Although there are few foreign tourists who come to these lands, those who we want to explore the country in depth and many Japanese are interested in it because: Continue reading “KAGOSHIMA CITY (鹿児島)”

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Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico)

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Although it is also formed by Belize and part of Guatemala, the majority belongs to Mexico and is the area where we will focus mainly. Its charms are world-renowned, and we do not mean that north of here was where the meteorite that killed the dinosaurs fell, which also indeed happenned: Continue reading “Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico)”

AOSHIMA ISLAND (青島)

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  • I was in Aoshima half day in April 2013.
  • Time needed to visit it: less than half a day.
  • My score: 3/5.

Unknown place is Miyazaki Prefecture. Most tourists do not even know where it is, and its only place that is gradually becoming famous internationally, the incomparable Takachiho Gorge, Continue reading “AOSHIMA ISLAND (青島)”

Iceland

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In 2008 I met the first person who had been in Iceland. Scandinavian countries were well known, with their capitals populated by low buildings painted in bright colors and their churches with towers ending in sharp peaks, Lapland plains full of snow and reindeer where Santa Claus lives and the imposing panoramas of Norwegian fjords, traveled by countless cruises in the summer months. But the country whose name means “the land of ice” was a complete stranger. Continue reading “Iceland”

Kyushu (九州)

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Ignored by the vast majority of international tourists, recognized by the Japanese, the largest island to the west of the country has enough attractions for us to consider an exclusive trip to the area. Its temples can not be compared at all to those in central Honshu, but its nature is described as poetic, original and sometimes sensational: Continue reading “Kyushu (九州)”

MAKATI: DANGERS, WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO SLEEP, EAT, PARTY AND GO SHOPPING

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Makati is certainly not the most attractive place in the country, although it may be the least unpleasant spot in Manila, and since it is very likely that at some point we will have to go through the city, we will have to do something during the hours or days we spend here. Continue reading “MAKATI: DANGERS, WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO SLEEP, EAT, PARTY AND GO SHOPPING”

MALAGA PROVINCE

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I know this province very well, or should, because it is where I live. What better way to honor Andalusian day than to introduce one of the most interesting provinces of such an interesting country as Spain, where, in turn, there are not many who know what it offers apart from its coast: Continue reading “MALAGA PROVINCE”

HONG KONG

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  • Al was here: 5 days in April 2010 and 2 days in March 2016.
  • Number of days needed: between 2 and 3.
  • My score: I’m rating it 4/5 because almost everyone I know say it’s a 3, but for some reason I do like it and I’d even rate it 5.

Visited by many as it is a frequent destination of aerial stopovers and appreciated by few, Hong Kong is the oldest of the modern Asian mega-cities. Continue reading “HONG KONG”

VENICE

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  • I was here: 1 day in February 1995, 1 day in May 2008, 1 day in April 2010 and 2 half days in May 2016.
  • Number of days needed: although lovely, the city is kind of small, in one day you can see the most important places, but ideally you should spend at least 2, or go back as many times as you can, as I do.
  • My score: 5/5.

There are always those who are outstanding to highlight the negative aspects first. They will tell us that it looks old, canals are green and stinky, humidity in winter is unbearable and that there are so many tourists that it is impossible to enjoy it. And if you immediately ask that person if it is nice, she will tell you that it is incredibly beautiful. Continue reading “VENICE”