Archive for May, 2008

Voyage de noces – 11 – Ishigaki to Tokyo… and to La Napoule

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

We’re back in the biggest city on earth. After a dreamlike week on the beach, we reach our first location and final stay: Tokyo. We started off with Shinjuku and its sky scrappers, Yoyogi garden, Harajuku and Shibuya’s fashion shows !! Today, we went to the fish market in Tsukiji, the electric town of Akihabara, […]

Voyage de noces – 10 – Manta !!!!!

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Finally we managed to go diving Manta Ray Point, the most famous diving spot of all Japan. And as our instructor Satoki-sensei said : we were lucky !!! The average is one or two manta rays and we had more than 8 !!! Mag and I are delighted. Please go check the pics on the […]

Voyage de noces – 09 – Kobe to Kabira, Ishigaki

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

I am the happiest man on Earth !!! You should have seen the sweetest face of Mag when we were on final approach around the island with it deep blue see, the white foam of the coral reef, the clear blue sea inside and the white sand beaches !! It was all worth it just […]

Voyage de noces – 08 – Himeji to Kobe

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

So here is the end of our Honshu trip. We visited Himeji castle this morning and went to Kobe. Tomorrow morning is our flight for Ishigaki. There rest, snorkling, diving, swimming, padding… awaits us. I don’t know if there will be any Internet access. You’ll see 😉

Voyage de noces – 07 – Hiroshima to Himeji

Monday, May 12th, 2008

I really wanted Mag to taste Horshima’s okonomiyaki. It’s the local specialty and she always wanted to eat what they cook in the mangas with the metal tools. So we went to a weird second floor in which there was at least 20 little restaurant one next to the other, all doing okonomiyaki. We didn’t […]

Voyage de noces – 06 – Kyoto, Nara, Koya-san and Hiroshima

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

We finally got to our guest house in Kyoto. The housekeeper was very nice, helpful and interesting. Thanks for everything Harumi-san. We did most of the main activities, 2 days by bicycle and 2 days by bus (because we were tired ;). I will not cite them all as it tooks us 4 busy days […]

Voyage de noces – 05 – Matsumoto to Kyoto

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

We stayed in a lovely ryokan and went to eat in a Japanese grill, teriyaki place. There we were at the counter and they did not speak English and the carte was almost not even written in roman letters. We still managed to order thanks to a funny (as in drunk) couple sitting next to […]

Voyage de noces – 04 – Nikko to Matsumoto

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Today we enjoyed hiking through the mountain to see the many temples, trees, ponds, Japanese and tourists… Nikko is really a wonderful place. Mag was delighted and so was I. Then we needed energy so we went a to a so small restaurant that it took us 10 minutes to find the entrance even though […]

Voyage de noces – 03 – From Tokyo to Nikko

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Yesterday we went to Ginza, one of the biggest and most famous commercial street of Tokyo. They call it the Japanese Champs-Elysees. Of course we went to the Sony Building to see many technological goodies. Cameras, video cameras, home theaters… and of course the Rolly. Even if it is really useless the temptation to get […]

Voyage de noces – 02 – Flight and first day in Tokyo

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

Finally with a little delay we boarded our flight to discover our lovely environment for 11 hours of flight. We really enjoyed the services on board and the flight was quite pleasant except a few turbulences but without it, it wouldn’t be flying. Mag watched the Untouchables, me National secrets and we both enjoyed Hitman. […]

Voyage de noces – 01 – Connection(s)

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Hi everyone, Since we were crazy enough to travel in business class we enjoy all the available services (meals, beverages (with moderation), showers, lounges…). I wish we could travel this way all the time !! We are testing Terminal 5 and we hope our luggage will arrive with us at Tokyo or we’ll have to […]