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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208回 / 365日(平均4.0回/週) - 参加 2009/04/26 01:38

SHUNSUKE IWAI さんのブログ記事

  • SHEIKH ZAYED MOSQUE PART1
  • There's not much to see in Abu Dhabi. So I drove down to the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates. It doesn't have
    a long history but looks majestic, and its entrance is separated by gender.アブダビには見るものが大してない。だ
    からちょっとドライブして、UAEで最大のモスクを訪れてみた。長い歴史はないが、壮麗。入り口
    は男女別。 [続きを読む]
  • LOUVRE ABU DHABI
  • The client must have told Jean Nouvel, "Do whatever you want to do using lights, winds, and water". They say Abu Dhabi&a
    pos;s Cultural District where this Arabic Louvre is located will also have Foster, Zaha, Ando, and Frank Gehry.クライアント
    はジャン・ヌーヴェルに「光と風と水を使って、好きなことをおやりなさい」と言ったに違いな
    い。このアラブ版ルーブルがあるアブダビのカルチュラルディストリクトは今後、フ [続きを読む]
  • EMIRATI CRUZE
  • Abu Dhabi is not a city for walking. And renting a car is easy here. So I got a Chevy Cruze LS with Abu Dhabi plates at Europecar.アブダビは歩くのに適した街ではない。そして、レンタカーは簡単に借りられる。ということで、ヨーロッパカーでアブダビナンバーのシボレー・クルーズLSを確保。A nice day to drive around, and my first stop today is...ドライブ日和。今日の最初の目的地は・ ・ ・...here.ここ。 [続きを読む]
  • EMIRATES PALACE ABU DHABI PART5
  • One night, they played music super loud under my window for a private party even after midnight. Upon my check-out, their bell ser
    vice melted down because they were handling too many bags. Their security at the garden was rude. Bottom line: I checked in a tour
    ist attraction rather than a five-star hotel where I can find a piece of mind. This place is as shallow as Palazzo Versace.ある
    夜はプライベ [続きを読む]
  • EMIRATES PALACE ABU DHABI PART4
  • Night falls on the Palace.「宮殿」に夜が来た。It's a bit hard to look for tranquility in a bling-bling hotel, but I
    could somehow find a peaceful moment at a coffee lounge in the lobby whose size is almost the same as that of a typical check-in
    hall at the international airport.ギラギラなホテルで静寂を見つけるのは難しい。でも、国際空港の典型
    的なチェックインホールと同じくらい大きなロビーにあるコー [続きを読む]
  • EMIRATES PALACE ABU DHABI PART3
  • Emirates Palace has a sandy beach...エミレーツパレスには砂浜も・・・a swimming pool like a river...川のようなスイミングプールも・・・a marina...マリーナも・・・French formal gardens...いくつかのフランス式庭園もあって・・・...and even a Japanese tea house named "Ryokusuian". This tea house with a signage in Arabic is a gift to the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi from Urasenke, a school of Japanese tea ce [続きを読む]
  • EMIRATES PALACE ABU DHABI PART2
  • I needed to fill my stomach before exploring the hotel.ホテルの探索を始める前に、腹ごしらえ。They say the hotel has 114 domes and this is the main dome.このホテルは114個のドームを持っているらしい。そしてこれがメインのドーム。It's a long walk from my room to the hotel entrance. It would be terrible if I accidentally leave something behind.部屋からホテルの玄関へは相当な距離を歩かなければならない。も [続きを読む]
  • EMIRATES PALACE ABU DHABI PART1
  • Checked into Abu Dhabi's iconic hotel that has the 1.3-kilo-long private beach. They gave me a nice beachfront room with a ba
    lcony. This place is an Arabic version of the Vegas/Macau style megalomaniac hotel, and it seems that I need to spend a good amoun
    t of time on exploring the whole property.1.3キロにわたるプライベートビーチを持つ、アブダビを象徴する
    ホテルにチェックイン。バルコニーがついた、な [続きを読む]
  • FLYING APARTMENT: ARRIVAL
  • Breakfast after the best sleep I've ever had on a plane.航空機の中でここまでしっかり眠れたことはかつてない。で、起きたら、この朝食が待っていた。Approaching UAE's capital.UAEの首都にアプローチ。Arrived at Abu Dhabi International Airport before dawn.夜明け前のアブダビ国際空港に到着。Saying good bye to the wonderful machine. Yes, I'm sure I will visit the place written on GP7270 engines.素晴らしいマ [続きを読む]
  • FLYING APARTMENT: THE SHOWER
  • Before going to bed, I did something I’ve never done before on a plane: Taking a shower.ベッドに入る前に、これまで航空機の機内では体験していないことをする。それは、シャワー。A shower booth is located inside one of front lavatories on the upper deck and...アッパーデッキ前部のラバトリーの一つにシャワーブースが設置されていて・・・Each passenger has a five minute supply of hot water. While I was rela [続きを読む]
  • FLYING APARTMENT: THE BED
  • A quiet night in the sky.空の上の静かな夜。Once my bed was ready...ベッドの準備が完了すると・・・A butler brought me a cup of chamomile tea. I'm pretty sure I can sleep well in this bed even without the help of herbal tea.バトラーがカモミールティーを持ってきてくれた。ハーブティーの助けを借りなくても、このベッドならぐっすり眠れるのは間違いない。 [続きを読む]
  • FLYING APARTMENT: THE LOBBY
  • While the butler is making the bed in my apartment...バトラーが僕のアパートメントでベッドメイキングをしてくれている間・・・I chilled out in the lounge called the Lobby. Etihad says this is a hotel-inspired meeting place and only upper deck passengers can use it.The Lobbyと呼ばれるラウンジでのんびり。エティハド曰く、ここはホテルにインスパイアされたミーティングスペースとのこと。使えるのはアッパーデ [続きを読む]
  • FLYING APARTMENT: DINNER
  • Time for dinner. The inflight chef visited my apartment to take order before a butler set the dining table.ディナーの時間。バトラーによるダイニングテーブルの準備が始まる前に、インフライトシェフが僕のアパートメントに来てオーダーを取った。My dinner course started with Arabic Mezze called Gulf Mezze. And I had a chicken biryani as an entrée (It was amazing!). You can create your own course selecting [続きを読む]
  • FLYING APARTMENT: MY APARTMENT PART3
  • A quick tour of my apartment continues. Pajamas and a blanket.アパートメントのクイックツアー。その続き。こちらはパジャマとブランケット。A storage bin for the bedding.寝具用ストレージ。My first time seeing a HDMI port inside the airliner cabin.エアライナーのキャビンでHDMIポートを見たのは初めて。The first welcome drink with dry dates. Yes, I'm flying to the Middle East.最初のウェルカムドリンクはドラ [続きを読む]
  • FLYING APARTMENT: MY APARTMENT PART2
  • Here's a quick tour of my apartment.それではアパートメントのクイックツアーを。A trifold vanity mirror and some amenities.三面のバニティミラーとアメニティの数々。A wardrobe with mood lighting.ムードライティングつきのワードローブ。A beverage fridge. Maybe using their inflight lounge called The Lobby is better when I need a drink.ドリンクの冷蔵庫。でも飲み物が欲しくなったら、The Lobbyと呼ばれる機内ラ [続きを読む]
  • FLYING APARTMENT: MY APARTMENT PART1
  • A6-API, a brand-new Airbus A380-800. This is my home for the next 15 hours.真新しいエアバスA380-800、A6-API。これか
    ら15時間、この機が我が家になる。I have booked a port-side apartment 4A.ポートサイドのアパートメント、
    4Aを予約しておいた。It's not a seat, but a room. This is the biggest personal space I've ever got on an airline
    r. Etihad A380-800 SYD-AUH. The 715th flight in my lifetime.シートではな [続きを読む]
  • FLYING APARTMENT: BEFORE BOARDING
  • Finally. I can fly the Etihad Apartment.ついに。エティハドのアパートメントで飛ぶことができる。There are
    only two Etihad flights a day here at Sydney but the airline has an upscale dedicated lounge with a dining area. The boarding for
    my A380 flight to Abu Dhabi, the third leg of this trip, will start soon.ここシドニーに就航しているエティハド
    は1日2便だけなのに、ダイニングエリアがついた立派な専用ラ [続きを読む]
  • BONDI BLUE
  • Strolled around Bondi Beach.ボンダイビーチの周辺を散歩して・・・And had a pizza frutti di mare for lunch. This is only meal I can have on the ground between a 8.5h flight and a 15h flight.ランチに海の幸のピザを。これは、8.5時間のフライトと15時間のフライトの間に地上でとれる唯一の食事。 [続きを読む]
  • TO THE BEACH
  • Seeing the sky too much made me want to see the ocean. So I took a suburban train operated by Sydney Trains to Bondi Beach.空を見過ぎていると海が見たくなる。そこでシドニートレインズの郊外電車に乗って、ボンダイビーチまで出かけた。Arrived at Bondi Junction Station. Here, I make a transfer to a bus to the beach.ボンダイジャンクション駅に到着。ここからビーチまではバスで行く。 [続きを読む]
  • PULLMAN SYDNEY AIRPORT
  • Checked into Pullman Sydney Airport near Kingsford Smith during my 12-hour transit in Sydney. This is my first time staying at Acc
    or's Pullman brand. The origin of the brand is Pullman Hotels once owned by Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL),
    an international railroad service company who used to be a part of the Accor Group and is known as the original operator of the Or
    ient Express. T [続きを読む]
  • A LONG DETOUR WEST
  • The second leg is a Vietnamese red-eye to Sydney Kingsford Smith. I'm flying to Zanzibar via Abu Dhabi but now making a long
    westbound detour to the Southern Hemisphere to catch Etihad's A380 flight which I have booked in First Class Apartment. This
    flight is operated with the 789, the same model as the one used for my previous flight from NRT. Note that this bird has a white r
    adome for some reaso [続きを読む]
  • ONE BOWL OF NOODLES BEFORE I GO
  • Because I didn't have enough time to go to downtown Ho Chi Minh City during my transit, I strolled around the airport instead
    . And of course, I had a bowl of Vietnamese noodles at a noodle shop before returning to the airport. I can't leave Vietnam w
    ithout eating it.トランジットの間にホーチミンシティのダウンタウンまで行く時間が取れなかった
    ので、代わりに空港の近くをぶらついた。そしてもちろん、空港 [続きを読む]
  • IBIS SAIGON AIRPORT HOTEL
  • 8 hours at Tansonnhat International. So I checked into this airport hotel to take a shower. The room is minimal, but they have sev
    eral nice features. 1. The lobby has a Starbucks. 2. Their shuttle is relatively reliable and efficient at a chaotic airport. 3. T
    he hotel belongs to AccorHotels so you can get Accor's reward points. And most importantly, 4. There's a quote by Henry
    Ford about the airpl [続きを読む]
  • STARTING A GRAND JOURNEY PART2
  • Wing flex and Cape Inubo. Climbing over Choshi City.ウィングフレックスと犬吠埼。銚子上空をクライム。Today's breakfast.本日の朝食。Ho Chi Minh City. It's been a while.ホーチミンシティ。実に久しぶり。Arrived at Tansonnhat International. I like how she wears a reflective safety vest over ao dai.タンソンニャット国際空港に到着。アオザイの上に安全反射ベストという女性職員のコーデが良い。 [続きを読む]
  • STARTING A GRAND JOURNEY PART1
  • Narita at 8AM. T1 North Wing looks empty and it's quiet.成田、午前8時。T1の北ウイングはガラガラで静か。
    Delta Sky Club is also empty.デルタ スカイクラブも、ほぼ無人。I start my grand journey to Zanzibar. The route is N
    RT-SGN-SYD-AUH-MCT-ZNZ-MCT-AUH-LHR-HND with total 29189 miles (The distance is based on Jet It Up database). The first leg is a Vi
    etnam flight with their brand-new 789.ザンジバルへの [続きを読む]