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サイト紹介文This is where I write about where I go, what I do, and things I like.
自由文I’ve recently finished working in South Korea as an English Teacher. I was there for the last 2 years with my wife; so there’s a lot of posts on here about things in Korea.

My wife is Japanese, and I’m really interested in Japan, so I sometimes write about Japan, and we go there for holidays, so I write about Japanese things too :)
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  • The Vatican Museums in Rome
  • The Vatican Museums are filled with artworks, sculptures, and objects collected by the Popes throughout the centuries making it on
    e of the largest museums in the world :)The collection consists of over 70,000 works, and there are usually around 20,000 of those
    on display……no wonder so many huge buildings are needed in which to house it ;>.>Even though we arrived a little before
    opening time we s [続きを読む]
  • Trevi Fountain in Rome
  • The Trevi Fountain is a fountain in the Trevi district of Rome.It’s the largest Baroque fountain in Rome and one of the most fam
    ous fountains in the world :)If you go to visit Rome then this is another of the famous spots which need to be on your list of sig
    hts to see ;)The craftsmanship of the stonework is really amazing to see, and there is so much detail in it all.One thing you don
    ’t seem to [続きを読む]
  • The Pantheon in Rome
  • The Pantheon is one of the best preserved ancient Roman buildings in the city, and one of the buildings I was most looking forward
    to seeing on our trip ^^Originally built as a temple it is now used as a church, and even after almost 2,000 years since it was b
    uilt it still has the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome.Again like a lot of buildings from ancient Rome; this one is ju
    st massive [続きを読む]
  • Capitoline Museums in Rome
  • The Capitoline Museums are a group of art and archaeological museums which function together as one single museum.The museum sits
    at the top of the Capitoline hill, one of the “seven hills of Rome”, and is said to be the first museum in the world :)We used
    our 2nd free entry on our Roma Pass cards to enter the museum and there are loads of interesting things to see inside; especially
    if you like [続きを読む]
  • The Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • The Roman Forum is a huge plaza area adjacent to the colosseum in Rome. It was once the heart of ancient Rome, but it’s now an o
    pen air museum showcasing the ruins of these huge buildings.If you are using a Roma Pass card then entry to the colosseum and the
    forum only counts as 1 of your free entries together ;PThe forum is spread over a really big area with loads and loads of ruins to
    see……and [続きを読む]
  • The Colosseum in Rome
  • The first place we visited on our trip to Rome is the most famous landmark in the city; the Colosseum :)We took the subway from ne
    ar our hotel, and were surprised when we exited the subway at the other end and the colosseum is suddenly right there in front of
    you.Already a loooong line had formed to go inside so we joined the back of that…..the whole time around the colosseum you’ll
    constantly b [続きを読む]
  • Rome :D
  • We recently came back from a 4 night trip to Rome :DWe went there to celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary……although when we booked the trip we didn’t realise that it was Easter weekend on those dates ^_^;I’ve been to Italy on a school trip before but it was Y’s first time in the country. For both of us it was our first time in Rome though :)We bought a 72 hour Roma Pass travel card which let [続きを読む]
  • Cotswold Hare Trail 2017 ? Cirencester
  • The Cotswold Hare Trail (A.K.A the Cirencester March Hare Festival) is an annual occurrence in the Cotswolds area where hare statu
    es have been decorated by various artists and placed on display.The majority of them are in Cirencester and others can be found in
    many of the villages around the Cotswolds.The trail opened at the end of March and runs through until September, after which the
    hares will [続きを読む]
  • Castle Drogo
  • Last weekend we went to Castle Drogo in Devon, which is a country house owned by the National Trust. It was the last castle built
    in England (1911-1930) and the first 20th Century property acquired by the National Trust :)The defensive characteristics of the c
    astle are purely decorative since the castle was always intended as a “castle styled” home, and the finished building is only
    half the siz [続きを読む]
  • Greenway Estate
  • Greenway Estate was the home of the famous author Agatha Christie and her husband, from the time they bought it in 1938 until thei
    r deaths in 1976 and 1978. The house at Greenway dates from sometime in the 18th century, the house and estate were acquired by th
    e National Trust in 2000.The estate was used by Agatha Christie as inspiration for locations in a few of her stories; including De
    ad Man’s [続きを読む]
  • Back Down Below
  • Before our move to Korea I worked for a company which would sometimes send me to some interesting and unusual places, places that a lot of people wouldn’t usually get to see: https://spinner182.wordpress.com/2008/08/07/into-the-unknown/Since coming back from Korea I work for a different company now, but doing a similar job, and again I sometimes get to see some very interesting places :)Recently [続きを読む]
  • Knightshayes (Revisited)
  • At the weekend we took a trip down to Knightshayes, a gothic style mansion set within loads of grounds and owned by the National T
    rust.We previously visited there in November 2014 https://spinner182.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/knightshayes/ , so we wanted to go a
    gain for another look :)This time of year is a kind of “off season” for Knightshayes, so only a selection of rooms are open to
    the public [続きを読む]
  • Happy New Year! 2017 :D
  • Happy New Year everyone! :DWe had a really nice Christmas at my Grandma’s in Weymouth again this year, where we got some nice presents and ate a looooot of yummy food ^-^We came back home for our Japanese style new year’s celebrations, which involves Y’ making a yummy feast of food for us :DAnd the best way to watch the fireworks at midnight is from the warmth and comfort of your home….whilst [続きを読む]
  • Christmas at Tyntesfield 2016
  • Once again at Tyntesfield they’ve done a brilliant job of recreating a Victorian Christmas atmosphere :)The house and grounds ha
    ve been decorated in a traditional style and there are lots of really impressive Christmas trees inside the house ^^They’ve also
    got volunteers and actors playing the parts of the Gibbs family and staff at the house during the Christmas season, which really
    adds an extr [続きを読む]
  • Christmas Markets 2016
  • With Christmas fast approaching we’ve been really busy lately, but we managed to get to see a few Christmas markets in the usual cities we visit :)Some years we’re able to travel a little further out and see other Christmas markets but we at least try to see the “local” ones to us:Exeter is becoming one of our favourite cities to visit now, as it’s not far down the motorway from us and it’s [続きを読む]
  • End of the Trip; Leaving Japan
  • We had a really great 2 weeks in Japan, each time we see more of what the country has to offer but there’s still soooooo much more to see :DTo make things easier for travelling back we spent the last night at the hotel adjoining Kansai airport……it’s a really nice hotel, so worth using if you’re able :)For our flight back to Bristol via Amsterdam we were on the Boeing Dreamliner again for the [続きを読む]
  • Strange Japan
  • A lot of people outside of Japan have this odd notion that Japan is a “strange” country in some ways….such as; how can a gam
    e like pachinko be so nationally popular when it’s essentially just watching little balls bounce off of pegs?Well actually pachi
    nko is fun to play, and hard to stop playing once you start :PBut there are some actual strange things that you’ll sometimes com
    e across when i [続きを読む]
  • Oishii~ Japanese Food ^-^
  • Every time we go to Japan we eat A LOT……because it’s very hard not to when all of the food there is soooo yummy ^_^;This is
    just a small selection of some of the very yummy things we ate on our trip there this year ;PKatsudon and Sauce Katsudon….someth
    ing not too unusual to start with….but for dessert….black vanilla ice cream ;>.>It tasted very normal actually :PA lot o
    f cafes do a breakfast [続きを読む]
  • Japanese Soft Drinks and Canned Coffee
  • In Japan I’m usually able to find at least a couple of new and interesting soft drinks to try, with some being stranger than others (orange flavoured cola being quite unusual) :)After each trip to Japan I write at least one blog post about the new tastes I discovered :PThis time round I picked up 2 to try; Melon Cream Soda and Strong Pepsi Cola.Melon cream soda is quite nice; a strong melon taste [続きを読む]
  • Minami Awa Sun Line
  • One of my favourite places to go to which is close to Y’s hometown in Japan is the Minami Awa Sun Line; a winding road that goes
    up through the mountains but keeping close to the coast between Mugi and Hiwasa :)I think I like this route so much because it’
    s very different from places I would normally see in the UK.The road twists and turns, and as you travel along it you keep catchin
    g glimpses o [続きを読む]
  • Yakuoji
  • Yakuoji Temple in Hiwasa should look familiar to people who watched the recent ITV series “Joanna Lumley’s Japan”, with its distinct pagoda; it was the last temple she visited in episode 3 during the section she did about the Shikoku … Continue reading → [続きを読む]
  • Omatsu Daigongen ? The Lucky Cat Shrine
  • About an hour’s drive from Mugi in Tokushima is Omatsu Daigongen…….the lucky cat shrine :DA lot of shrines in Japan are dedi
    cated to a particular god, deity or spirit with a story / history local to the area where the shrine is, and this one is a shrine
    to cats :)The shrine is really interesting to look around, and I’ve never seen so many lucky cats all in one place before >.&
    gt;In one of the lit [続きを読む]
  • A Quiet Town in Rural Japan :)
  • Apart from our 3 night trip to Osaka the majority of our time in Japan was spent in Mugi; Y’s home town :)The town is small and
    quiet, and a really nice place to stay and feel relaxed…..the main part of the town is by the sea with a small harbour, and ther
    e are rice fields and other houses in the more mountainous parts around the outside of the town.It’s fairly far to go to the nea
    rest city, bu [続きを読む]