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SHUNSUKE IWAIさん: SIW
ハンドル名SHUNSUKE IWAI さん
ブログタイトルSIW
ブログURLhttp://shunsukeiwai.blogspot.com/
サイト紹介文WELCOME ABOARD.
自由文Creative Director. Singer. Hotel maniac. Airplane geek. Frequent flyer. Not a pilot, yet.
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更新頻度(1年)情報提供182回 / 365日(平均3.5回/週) - 参加 2009/04/26 01:38

SHUNSUKE IWAI さんのブログ記事

  • HOTEL BELLEVUE DUBROVNIK PART1
  • Hotel Bellevue stands on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Adriatic Sea and is located within easy walking distance to Dubrovnik
    's Old Town (A bus stop is also close in case you got tired from walking). The hotel gave me a nice corner suite on the top f
    loor. And it came with a balcony that was an ideal place to immerse myself in the deep blue of the sea and the sky.アドリア海
    に面した崖 [続きを読む]
  • BACK IN REPUBLIKA HRVATSKA
  • After filling up the gas tank...満タンにしてから・・・I crossed the border.国境を越える。Entering Republika Hrvatska a.k.a. Croatia. I'm back for the first time in 15 years.リパブリカ・フルヴァツカ、つまりクロアチアに入国。15年ぶりに帰ってきた。Approaching Dubrovnik.まもなくドゥブロヴニク。 [続きを読む]
  • PIT STOP AT HERCEG NOVI
  • Coffee stop at the Old Town of Herceg Novi before crossing the Montenegro-Croatia border. This historic coastal town looks like a nice retreat.モンテネグロ/クロアチア国境を越える前に、ヘルツェグ・ノヴィの旧市街でコーヒーストップ。この歴史ある海沿いの街は、保養地として最適な感じ。 [続きを読む]
  • KAMENARI-LEPETANE FERRY
  • Driving to Croatia. At the town of Lepetane, I embarked on a ferry boat with my Octavia to take a short cut over the Bay of Kotor.
    It's quick, efficient, and almost like an extension of the road. Majestic views from the open vehicle deck is a big bonus.
    クロアチアに向かってドライブする。コトル湾の上をショートカットするため、レペテインの街
    でオクタビアごとフェリーに乗った。クイックで、効率が良く、ま [続きを読む]
  • DINNER IN THE VEGAS OF MONTENEGRO
  • Unfortunately Nobu Montenegro is closed during winter, so I came to the oriental restaurant in Hotel Splended, a vegas-macau-style
    all-inclusive 5-star resort with a casino near Budva, for my last dinner in Montenegro. I ordered sushi and found it was not bad
    compared to regular sushi in the US.残念ながらNobuモンテネグロは冬季休業。そこでモンテネグロでの最後
    のディナーはホテル・スプレンディドにある [続きを読む]
  • LOOKING FOR TRACES OF SOCIALISM
  • Apartment towers that have strangely small openings. A brutalist building built by an anonymous architect. And an abandoned sports
    complex. I walked around downtown Podgorica looking for traces of socialism.奇妙なほど開口部が小さなアパートメ
    ント棟。誰かわからない建築家によってデザインされたブルータリズムな建物。そして廃墟化し
    たスポーツコンプレックス。社会主義の名残を探しながら、ポドゴリツァの [続きを読む]
  • BRUTALIST IN PODGORICA
  • Made a stopover at Podgorica, the capital and largest city of Montenegro, and had a lunch at Hotel Podgorica on the riverbank of Morača River. The unique Brutalist building of this hotel was designed by the first female Montenegrin architect Svetlana Kana Radević in the 60s. Radević studied in Yugoslavia, the US, and later Japan. It is said that her studies in Japan strongly infl [続きを読む]
  • OSTROG MONASTERY
  • I visited the Monastery of Ostrog, a sacred site of the Serbian Orthodox Church. They say traditionally pilgrims walk from the low
    er monastery to the upper monastery, which is carved into a vertical cliff-face, barefoot. However, today I climbed up with the as
    sistance of the powerful Octavia.セルビア正教会の聖地、オストログ修道院を訪問。下の修道院から垂直
    の断崖に組み込まれた上の修道 [続きを読む]
  • SUNSET DRIVE TO BAR
  • Today I spent almost all day in Aman Sveti Stefan. And at sunset, I drove down south along the Adriatic coastline towards the town of Bar.今日は、ほぼ一日中アマン スヴェティステファンにいた。日が傾き始めると、アドリア海の海岸線に沿ってクルマを南へ走らせ、バールの街まで行ってみた。Bar is a seaport town that is connected with Bari (only one letter difference!), Italy, by ferry services. The Albanian [続きを読む]
  • NIGHT WALK IN BUDVA
  • Strolled around Budva's old town after dark and enjoyed the other side of a touristy town on the Adriatic Sea. For tonight&ap
    os;s dinner, I chose an Italian restaurant in one of the narrow alleys. Because Italy is just across the water.暗くなったブ
    ドヴァの旧市街を歩き回り、アドリア海に面した観光地の別の表情を楽しむ。今夜のディナーは
    狭い路地の一つにあるイタリアンレストランで。海の反対側はイタリアだから [続きを読む]
  • COFFEE IN THE OLD CAPITAL
  • Cetinje, the old capital of Montenegro, is a small and quiet town. I had a cup of coffee at a cozy cafe before moving on.モンテネグロの古都であるツェティニェは小さく、静かな街だった。次の場所へ向かう前に、居心地の良いカフェでコーヒーを一杯。In Europe, it gets dark very early early in winter. At the Museum of King Nikola.冬のヨーロッパでは、あっという間に夜が来る。ニコラ王の博物館の前で。 [続きを読む]
  • TACKLING A MONTENEGRIN MOUNTAIN ROAD
  • I drove to Cetinje from Kotor along a narrow mountain road. The views of the Bay of Kotor were so stunning, sometimes I had to sto
    p the car. In this picture the sole runway at Tivat Airport is visible at the center.コトルからツェティニエまで細い
    山道を走る。コトル湾の風景があまりに素晴らしいので、時折クルマを停めて眺めた。この写真
    では中央にティヴァト空港の唯一のランウェイが見える。Driving a Škoda [続きを読む]
  • FJORD AND LABYRINTH
  • From Sveti Stefan, I drove north towards Tivat Airport, went through a long tunnel, and arrived in the town of Kotor. Here you can
    enjoy both a dynamic fjord-esque landscape of the gulf and a medieval old town with a labyrinth that is typical in Mediterranean
    region. I started to explore the town walking on its fortified walls, then had a late lunch inside the labyrinth.スヴェティ
    ステファンからテ [続きを読む]
  • AMAN SVETI STEFAN: THE EVENING
  • Tonight, I had dinner at the dinning room of Villa Milocer.今夜はヴィラミロサーのダイニングルームでディナー。After-dinner coffee in their living room.食後のコーヒーはリビングルームで。...then I moved to the library.そして、ライブラリーに移動する。Like other Amans, gifts from the hotel are delivered to my room every evening.ほかのアマン同様、ホテルからのギフトが毎晩部屋に届く。 [続きを読む]
  • AMAN SVETI STEFAN: 3 BEACHES
  • Aman Sveti Stefan has three private beaches. Their Main Beach is facing the island of Sveti Stefan. This is a view from the island.アマン スヴェティステファンには3つのプライベートビーチがある。メインビーチはスヴェティステファン島の正面。これは島からの眺め。King's Beach in front of Villa Milocer I am staying at.僕が泊まっているヴィラミロサーの前にあるのはキングスビーチ。And sunset over Ki [続きを読む]
  • AMAN SVETI STEFAN: POOL DAY
  • Today I spent all afternoon at the pool. Luckily I could have the magnificent spa facility all to myself. If it were summer now, I
    'm sure this wouldn't happen.今日は午後ずっとプールにいた。ラッキーなことに壮麗なスパ施設
    のすべてを独り占めできたが、夏だったらこうはいかなかっただろう。 [続きを読む]
  • AMAN SVETI STEFAN: SVETI STEFAN ISLAND PART2
  • On the island of Sveti Stefan, old stone houses have been restored and turned into guest rooms. The Aman staff who gave me a tour
    of the island showed me some of them. Churches and the community plaza are also a part of the property. I definitely need to come
    back here in summer.スヴェティステファン島では、古い石造りの家々がレストアされてゲストルーム
    として使われている。アマンのスタッフは島を案内す [続きを読む]
  • AMAN SVETI STEFAN: SVETI STEFAN ISLAND PART1
  • Another property of Aman Sveti Stefan is the island of Sveti Stefan. They say the fortified fishermen's village on the islet
    dates back to the 15th century. In the 1950s, Josip Broz Tito turned this place into a state-run hotel and now the whole islet has
    become a part of Aman. I think Tito was a visionary even in the field of tourism.アマン スヴェティステファンのも
    う一つのプロパティがスヴェ [続きを読む]
  • AMAN SVETI STEFAN: VILLA MILOCER
  • At breakfast table.朝食のテーブルで。Quiet and serene. This place doesn't feel like a hotel or a resort. It's m
    ore like being invited to someone's very well maintained residence.静かで穏やか。ここはホテルやリゾートと
    いう感じがしない。まるで誰かの非常に良く手入れされた邸宅に招かれたよう。 [続きを読む]
  • AMAN SVETI STEFAN: CHECK-IN
  • Arrived at one of my dream destinations. Aman Sveti Stefan consists of two unique properties: Sveti Stefan Island, that is a tiny
    land-tied island, and Villa Milocer. The island is closed during winter so this time I booked a room at Villa Milocer which used t
    o be the summer residence of the Queen of Yugoslavia. This villa has only 8 rooms and I could get a corner room that offers the be [続きを読む]
  • MY FIRST CZECH CAR
  • There was no Hertz office inside the terminal of Tivat Airport.ティヴァト空港のターミナルの中にはハーツのオフィスがない。So I walked out and found this. This must be the smallest Hertz office I've ever visited.そこで外へ出たら、これがあった。今まで訪れた中で最も小さなハーツのオフィスかもしれない。They gave me a nice Škoda Octavia. 7-speed automatic. Petrol engine. And the guy at the Hertz of [続きを読む]
  • ONE OF THE YOUNGEST NATIONS IN THE WORLD
  • Approaching Tivat over Budva. The views of the Adriatic Coast were breathtaking.ブドバ上空をティヴァトへ向けてアプローチ。アドリア海沿岸の眺めは圧巻。Today I will check into the building with a red roof by the second beach from the left.今日は左から2番目のビーチの横にある、赤い屋根の建物にチェックインする。Arrived at Tivat. This is an international airport, but I felt like I landed in a village.テ [続きを読む]
  • MY FIRST SUKHOI SUPERJET PART2
  • Oval windows remind me of the Fokker jet.楕円形の窓はフォッカー機を思い出させる。My first SSJ take-off overlooking Terminal D, the nest of Aeroflot birds.アエロフロートの鳥たちの巣、ターミナルDを見ながら、SSJで初めてのテイクオフ。First ride, so I need to check out the lavatory, too.初めて乗るのでラバトリーもチェックしなければ。Lunch time. SU's meal got so much better these days.ランチタイム。SUの [続きを読む]
  • MY FIRST SUKHOI SUPERJET PART1
  • It had been a while since the last time I flew on the Russian airliner. Luckily my flight to Tivat, Montenegro, gave me a chance t
    o experience the Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet 100 for the first time. The SSJ-100 is a state-of-the-art model developed by Sukhoi
    who is known as a manufacturer of Soviet-era military planes. Currently only a limited number of operators are flying this plane s
    o I w [続きを読む]