Kyoto

Kyoto is the main tourist destination of Japan. With 17 World Heratige Sites, there are many places worth a visit. We just visited a few of them. Kinkaku-Ji   Kinkakuji (金閣寺, Golden Pavilion) is one of the most beautiful temples in Kyoto. It is a Zen temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely […]


Zakynthos

Zakyntos is one of the Ionic islands at the west side of Greece. It is very touristic at some areas like Laganas, but still very nice at other areas like Vassilikos. You can get around by public transport or by rental car. One of the most beautiful beaches in the world is located on Zakynthos: […]


Flores

Flores is one of the many islands of Indonesia. For tourists it is relatively new with still not too many tourists like on Bali. The 2 most well known destinations on or from Flores are Kelimutu and Komodo island. Labuan Bajo is a good starting point to visit Komodo, see the Komodo dragons and to […]


Japan

Driving in Japan We went to Japan by rental car, we rented the car starting from the day we left Tokyo, because in Tokyo it is much easier to use the metro instead. In Kyoto we used trains and the metro as well, but not every day. Driving in Japan is not more difficult then […]


Madeira

Madeira is an Island in the Atlantic Ocean situated west of Marocco. It is part of Portugal and is loved by travelers, because of its moderate climate. Madeira is often referred to as the island where it is always spring. The capital of Madeira is Funchal and most of the tourists visiting Madeira stay there. […]


Rotterdam

People from Rotterdam like to say “geen woorden, maar daden” which means don’t talk, but act. Living in a harbor means working hard for many people and although goods mainly come in containers nowadays, the idea that working hard is important is still a characteristic of people from Rotterdam. So that’ sway they like to […]


Giethoorn

Giethoorn is a small village at the northern part of the Netherlands. Although it’s just small, it is called the Venice of the Netherlands or Venice of the North because of it’s location at the water with many canals and not many roads. Actually, many houses can only be reached by boat or by small […]


The Markthal

The Markthal This year (2014) the new Markthal in Rotterdam was opened by queen Maxima. The Markthal which means market hall was made following examples in other cities like Copenhagen, Stockholm and Valencia. Almost every large city has one: an indoor food market. A lively market hall which is bursting at the seams with fresh […]


Santorini

History The island which caused the end of Atlantis The beauty of Santorini is caused mainly by the breathtaking location of the villages of Fira and Oia on the edge of a volcano crater. The crater was created by a huge volcanic eruption which destroyed the island almost completely. In fact only the crater edge […]


Around Norway

Netherlands – Skørping (Denmark) This post is about a trip to Norway. Starting point is the Netherlands. From the Netherlands the trip goes to Skørping in Denmark. It is a trip of around 900 km. In Skørping we stayed the night in hotel Comwell Rebild Bakker, which is mainly a conference hotel. For staying just […]