Category Archives: Big Trips

Buffalo, (USA)

“The Queen City”, “The Nickel City”, “City of Light”, “The City of Good Neighbors” Although not originally in my plans, it was a terrible temptation not to come here and let the occasion go. After all, what other occasion I … Continue reading

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Niagara Falls, (Canada)

“The most powerful waterfall in North America”, “Border of Canada and the USA” A first time ever trip to Canada could not be without coming to one of the most spectacular natural places on the planet, the Niagara Falls. So … Continue reading

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Toronto, (Canada)

“The New York of Canada”, “The Big Smoke”, “The Queen City”, “T.O.”, “T-Dot” As unexpected as it sounds, planning a trip to Canada this year was never considered, however returning one more time to New York City was the plan … Continue reading

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Hiroshima and Itsukushima, (Japan)

“Broad Island”, “First city in history to be destroyed by an atomic bomb” Coming to our last and farthest stop-over along this journey through Japan, we could not leave without visiting one of the most known places on earth, Hiroshima. … Continue reading

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Osaka, (Japan)

“Large Hill”, “Old Naniwa, one of the Imperial Capitals of Japan”, “The nation’s kitchen” Osaka, the second largest city in Japan during the day time, and third at night time, is only comparable to be second after Tokyo. A massive … Continue reading

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Himeji, (Japan)

“The White Heron Castle” On this second day trip from our base¬†Kyoto, we visit another masterpiece of the truly old and once Imperial Japan, the ancient city of Himeji. This will be the last of the historical cities in trip … Continue reading

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Nara and Horyu-ji, (Japan)

“Flat Land”, “One of the former Imperial Capitals of Japan from 710 to 794” Nara, the first day trip from Kyoto, our second base in this Japanese tour after Tokyo and many other cities in between. A fascinating ancient city … Continue reading

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Kyoto, (Japan)

“Kyo”, “The Ancient City”, “City of History” Considered as the most beautiful and fascinating city in Japan, it is a must visit for anyone coming to the country. The old royal capital of Japan, a place where time stood still … Continue reading

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