A country of rainbows

“In Iceland, if weather does not suit you, wait 5 minutes.” The proverb (quoted approximatively) was verified almost fifteen times during the day. Beautiful thinnings follow a fine rain, the clouds suddenly giving way to rainbows. I flatter myself to see two in the year in France. Here, we saw …

Welcome in Iceland

Another day where time become elastic between two airports, fills your eyes and your head. We got up at four in the morning (did I already tell you about the concept of “holidays” of my husband?), to take the plane and fly over a sea of ​​clouds during the three …

A new great departure

I think of ourselves as organized people, but sometimes we are rather rough, let’s say it: we did not announce a little more in advance our departure for Iceland (via London). Tomorrow, at dawn, we will fly to London, where we will spend two days before leaving on Monday morning …

It’s already time to leave

​We are on the super express train for Osaka airport. Before we leave our Internet connection and climb on the plane, it is with great emotion that we leave Japan. We hope to return for other adventures in a few years. See you soon, for other messages from France.

Last stop in Kyoto

We left Koyasan Friday morning, after prayer and breakfast. We arrived in Kyoto at 12.30am with a few small incidents in Osaka to get our suitcase: basically we had to get out of the “station” area to get it back (so, to negotiate an exit-entry with the controllers), and it …

On the footsteps of Kobo-Daishi

The days are very fresh in Koyasan. Accommodations occurring only in the monasteries of the city, we eat early, we go to bed early and wake up early: prayer is at 6:30. It is sung by two priest dressed all in purple. The song is very rhythmic, but almost monotone. …

Eating in Japan

​You’ve been waiting for weeks and finally here it is: the post dedicated to Japanese cuisine. Unfortunately, the Japanese cuisine has so many facets that it would be impossible to reveal them all with a single article. So today we’ll start with the breakfast. The flavors of the food, in …

The colors of Koyasan

I do not know if it was his the Mount Misen who has given us aches or unusual tensions in the legs. We left the beautiful island of Miyajima for Koyasan. For this trip, we took the ferry, 7 trains, the cable-car and a bus. Left around 9 am, we …

Back to Miyajima

I talk back, because we had already stayed here from March to April 2014. The place marked me a lot and I longed wished to return, this time to spend a little more time in the nature. The ride from Beppu took place without incident: we sit on the train, …

Yufuin

Yufuin is a spa town at an hour’s train from Beppu, further back into the mountains. This is a charming and discreet onsen city. Actually, this is the only interest of the city and you must go there to bathe, which means book in a spa. What we did not. …

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