The first thing to keep in mind before coming and during our stay in Kirishima is that, given its intense volcanic activity, as of April 2019 there are stretches of the main trails closed to hikers: Continue reading “BEST HIKING ROUTES IN KIRISHIMA NATIONAL PARK”
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”
WHEN TO GO
Kirishima literally means “foggy island”; It is not an island, but there is so much fog, humidity and plenty of rain: Continue reading “KIRISHIMA NATIONAL PARK: WHEN TO GO, TRANSPORTATION, WHERE TO EAT, SLEEP AND GO TO THE ONSENS, AND DANGERS”
- 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”
Although they are the fastest means of transport, they are not usually recommended for their continuous breakdowns and delays, and for being packed to the point of not being able to get in (literally) sometimes for hours. There are two kinds: Continue reading “TRANSPORT IN MANILA: HOW TO GET AROUND”
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)”
Ninoy Aquino International Airport is located in the heart of the city, in the 4th District, south of Makati. It is the most important in the country and offers direct flights to multiple domestic and international destinations. It is outdated and has become too small, and the classic disorganization in the Philippines makes it one of the most ominous international airports today, Continue reading “TRANSPORT IN MANILA: HOW TO GO TO THE AIRPORT FROM CITY CENTER, AND HOW TO GET BY BOAT AND BUS”
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”