Tag Archives: explore

Overnight road trip: Tokyo to Hakone and Mount Fuji

This was our second visit to Japan. It was April and cherry blossom festival in Tokyo and Kyoto, but this time we wanted to see something else. So, we booked a car. After 11 hours flight from Europe, we spent … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Culture, Japan, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Overnight road trip: Tokyo to Hakone and Mount Fuji

Portuguese paradise Island Madeira – not just for pensioners

The volcanic island of Madeira has a lot to offer Madeira is popular with pensioners. This was confirmed to me during our February holidays. And it’s ok. Even though we are family with teenagers. And February is a fine time … Continue reading

Posted in Portugal, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Portuguese paradise Island Madeira – not just for pensioners

Scenic Sorrento Peninsula and murky Naples

End-of-season trip to Sorrento Peninsula and Naples H.C. Andersen, Freud, and Goethe knew how to find good accommodation, without the use of Google: They have all visited Grand Hotel Cocumella, a former monastery and Latin grammar school in Saint’Agnello, a 10-minutes … Continue reading

Posted in Italy, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Scenic Sorrento Peninsula and murky Naples

Singapore: More than a staging post

First impressions of Singapore and a few tips To me, Singapore used to be little more than a staging post on journeys to e.g. Australia. I imagined a city-state dominated by skyscrapers and container ships, with expat enclaves as the … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Culture, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Singapore: More than a staging post