SAKURAJIMA

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  • I was here: one day in April 2013.
  • Recommended number of days: one or a half.
  • My score: 2/5.

Venerated by the inhabitants of Kagoshima, this ancient island, which since 1914 after an eruption became a peninsula, is the symbol of the city and a place for recreation. Continue reading “SAKURAJIMA”

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MOUNT ASOSAN (阿蘇山)

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  • I was here: one day in April 2013.
  • Recommended number of days: one.
  • My score: 3/5.

Mount Aso or Asosan is another of the great attractions in Kyushu for the possibility of looking closely at an active volcano. Continue reading “MOUNT ASOSAN (阿蘇山)”

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”

KIRISHIMA NATIONAL PARK

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  • I was here: April the 17th in the afternoon and 18th in the morning, 2013.
  • Recommended number of days: nowadays one full day. If at some point the volcanic activity decreases, then two.
  • My score: 2/5.

This national park in Kyushu is located mainly to the northeast of Kagoshima Prefecture, although a part is in the neighboring Miyazaki Prefecture. It is actually a Continue reading “KIRISHIMA NATIONAL PARK”

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)”

DONSOL

Updated February 18, 2019

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  • We were here: 3 days in February 2016.
  • Number of days: if you go, at least 1 day.
  • My score: sorry to say this but I give it a 1/5, do not go.

I’ll explain why: Donsol became in few years from being a fishing village without the least tourist attraction to one of the main destinations in the Philippines for a reason, whale sharks. Continue reading “DONSOL”