Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Berlin

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Three days. Two nights of uninterrupted, sweet sleep. But being home is also good.

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Best of UK

Monday, July 11th, 2011

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Tea and breakfast.

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The markets.

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The gardens and parks.

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The cows.

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Sights.

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Great designs.

Park and tube

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Roses with sunset colours in Regent Park and Londons oldest underground railstation.

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Markets and pizzas

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

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Cotswolds

Friday, July 8th, 2011

We stopped for afternoon tea in Bourton-on-the-water on our way to London. 20110708-125321.jpg

Busy

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

In the neat garden. Bowness, Lake
District.

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Moo

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Highland cows and I have both hairstyle and colour in common. I like them. Especially when they graze outside the bedroom window.

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Viaduct

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Also seen with Hogwarts Express on it.

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Hello?

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

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Sunny

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Edinburgh! 20110702-101619.jpg

Blog & Breakfast

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Holiday, yay!

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Sayonara

Monday, September 13th, 2010

It feels a tiny bit gray, quiet and empty after feeding your body and soul with ten days of Japan. I’m sure everyday life in Sweden will catch up soon and I’ll just miss Japan half of the time.
Sukiyaki in Kyoto.

Sukiyaki in Kyoto.

Tsukuji - world's largest fish market.

Tsukuji - world's largest fish market.

Wasabi

Wasabi at street market, Kyoto.

National Museum, Ueno.

National Museum, Tokyo.

Pet shop - photo bonus for my sister.

Pet shop - photo bonus for my sister.

Happy people in subway

Happy people in subway

Cat cafe in Shibuya.

Cat cafe in Shibuya.

Downward view from Tokyo Tower

Downward view from Tokyo Tower

Wax cakes en masse, Kyoto station.

Wax cakes en masse, Kyoto station.

Busride - Totoro style.

Furry bus ride w/ friends - Totoro style.

There was one day of wind and rain.

There was one day of wind and rain.

Oh Deer

Monday, September 6th, 2010

This year Nara, the first capital of Japan (710-794), celebrates 1300 years. Also a place I once spent a year in in my youth. But that’s a different story.

Today it was almost 40C and I had a meltdown after meeting the first deers in the park. A friendly lady in the restaurant where we were sitting noticed my distress and came to the rescue with a bag of ice. Back on my feet we visited the great Buddha in Todaiji temple, constantly stalked by cheeky deers.

Back in Kyoto after a nice bath there’s tonight’s sukiyaki to look forward to. I will become fat as a buddha.


Greco-chan, cat in Nara book store.

Hungry deer in Nara park. Photo: A. Bergek

On tatami mats

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Kyoto is cool. Not in a weather forecast kind of way though. The past days the temp has hit the high 30’s.

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Phew!

Oldschool in Kyoto

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

A 2.20 hour trip from Tokyo we arrive in an even hotter Kyoto. 38 degrees C and our brains are about to shut down to save energy. But I’m in a yukata, sitting on a porch with a cold beer, an eight course traditional dinner, listening to the frogs croak and the carps jumping in the pond below our feet.

Tomorrow it is time to revisit my beloved Nara. And the cheeky deers!