Nara

Nara is probably one of the most peculiar places I’ve ever seen. 660 acres of park that are home to more than 1000 dear. Yes dears walk freely surrounded by people, who feed them costantly to get a picture with them! Nara has been recognized as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, given the numerous temples and beautiful park…

Asakusa

Asakusa was one of the first places I visited when I got to Tokyo, as it is where the Asakusa Senso-ji Buddhist Temple is located. It is one of the “oldest” districts in Tokyo, considering that the city was destroyed with the bombings in World War II. It is located in the north-east of Tokyo, not much…

Menton

Menton, the Pearl of France, is a lovely town that confines with Italy. It is where the Cote d’Azur coast begins, and you can immediately feel that relaxing Mediterranean atmosphere characteristic of the area. With its little stores that sell soaps and lemon fragrances, French cafes, bathing suits and white cotton clothes.The area of Menton…

Sushi-making

Sushi making isn’t simply cooking or preparing a meal. Preparing sushi is an art, or at least that’s how it’s supposed to be according to Japanese traditions. During my stay in Tokyo I had the opportunity to follow a Sushi class with chef Yoshinori Tezuka, who talked us through what this art entails. Starting from…

Tokyo Bay

Odaiba Odaiba is a man-made island in the middle of Tokyo bay. Originally a fort island meant to protect Tokyo, it was redeveloped into a modern residential and business district. It is now a very attractive touristic attraction, with all of its shopping malls (such as Decks Tokyo Beach, Aquacity Odaiba, and DiverCity Tokyo Plaza)…

September 11

  I was thinking about writing something deep and poetic in memory of this tragic day, but I’m no writer, I write from experience and I was lucky not to be touched personally by the tragedy, but this event really changed something in me, and I’d rather tell you my personal experience. As a child my…

Nice

Nice is the capital of the Cote d’Azur, one of the only actual cities on the Riviera. The terrifying event that hit her recently did affect the locals deeply, but Nice is strong and recovering well. In order to give the best description possible of Nice I decided to ask a dear friend of mine…

Gaslamp quarter

Gaslamp quarter is defined as the heart of San Diego’s nightlife, it is the place to be if you are looking for a vibrant, dynamic and cosmopolitan setting for your evening fun. What is amazing about this place is the fact that it hosts a perfect mix of Victorian-age buildings and modern skyscrapers which stand…