Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1995 Budapest (2) Chain bridge illuminated

The chain bridge, which symbolizes the Hungarian capital of Budapest called the Pearl of the Danube, was completed in the mid-19th century as the first permanent bridge between the Buda side and the Pest side of the Danube. The length of t…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1995 Budapest (1) Chain bridge of my heart

The reason why I came to Budapest is because I was longing for a chain bridge over the Danube. For a long story, about 35 years ago, when Japan was in a bubble economy, I set foot on an exhibition and sale event held at a city hotel by a g…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1995 Prague (4) Hotel Don Giovanni

The hotel in Prague was the four-star Hotel Don Giovanni, a little far from the city center. So, I thought it was silly to use the luxurious living space of a hotel just for sleeping, so I decided to get out of group activities because of …

Diary in Google Translate (Extra)Water capital Edo Bridge (2) Bridges over the Sumida River

The Sumida River, which symbolizes Edo (Tokyo) with a total length of 23.5 kilometers that pours into Tokyo Bay, is currently called the “Sumi River Bridge Group” with more than 30 bridges currently built. Each of these bridge blends into …

Diary in Google Translate (Extra)Water capital Edo Bridge (1) Nihonbashi Bridge

I thought of the bridge of the water capital Edo as Prague became an important trading route between Western and Eastern Europe due to the construction of the Charles Bridge. Edo (Tokyo) in the Edo era was built by the first shogun who ope…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1995 Prague (3) Charles Bridge

The Charles Bridge over the Vltava River in Prague began its construction in 1357 under the reign of Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV (also Charles I of Bohemia) and was completed in 1402 under the reign of Wenceslas IV. It is a huge bridge w…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1995 Prague (2) Bohemian glass shop

After touring the various Gothic and Baroque buildings on Prague's Old Town Square, we were given 30 minutes of free time by the tour conductor gathering in front of the astronomical clock. Unlike western cities such as Paris and London, w…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1995 Prague (1) At Prague Castle

The city tour of Prague, where I visited the packed tour, started from Prague Castle. Prague Castle was once the residence of the King of Bohemia and the Holy Roman Emperor, but is now home to the Presidential Office of the Czech Republic.…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1995 In front of the collapsed Berlin Wall

The fall of the Berlin Wall was announced by the East German government on November 9, 1989, in a statement that could be taken as "de facto travel liberalization" in a statement declaring a substantial deregulation of travel and immigrati…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1995 Meissen Porcelain Factory

Our first place to stay on our "Baroque Road and Danube Excursion" pack trip, which left Narita on the itinerary from September 13 to September 23, 1995, was Dresden. And the next day, we visited the Meissen Porcelain Factory after a tour …

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1995 Woman boarding first class seat

When the members of this 11-day Eastern and Central Europe packed tour met for the first time in the airport lobby before departure, among the members including me in blouson, cotton pants and sneakers, only women who seem to be around 60 …

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1995 Multi-Visa

Taking advantage of the two-week vacation system of 1995, I decided to take a packed tour of Dresden/Prague/Budapest/Vienna from September 13th to September 23rd. Also, at this time, it was necessary to apply for a "multi-visa" that combin…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1994 Portugal (Extra) Movie "Lisbon Story"

"Lisbon Story" was filmed in 1995 by Director Wim Wenders in response to a request from the city of Lisbon for a "movie with the motif of Lisbon City", while a recording engineer rotated around and took pictures with the camera. , Some cas…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1994 Portugal (10) Unforgettable children

The highlight of this round trip in Portugal was the encounter with charming children. I've already picked up some of them, but this time, I remembered the friendly children who still have an unforgettable impression 25 years later. このポ…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1994 Portugal (9) vase, picture plate, clay pot

One of the headaches I had on my trip around Portugal was to safely bring back the heavy and fragile cabin baggage such as vase, picture plate, and clay pot I bought at my destination. But it was worth the effort. I could decorate the vase…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1994 Portugal (8) Japanese song "SAKURA" heard in Lisbon

The last night in Portugal was a dinner at the well-established Fado restaurant in Lisbon, and by the time our tour members arrived, the tables in the store were full of tourists. The band was made up of three people that night, and we wer…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1994 Portugal (7) Take a local line to the seaside town

On the second day of our stay in Lisbon at the end of our "tour tour of Portugal", we had a dinner at a restaurant listening to Fado's live show at night, and were otherwise free. So, after consulting with a young woman who took a walk in …

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1994 Portugal (6) Fantasy in Lisbon

The 11-day tour of Portugal that I participated in also arrived at the final destination, Lisbon. We stayed in Lisbon for 3 days, and on the first day we visited major tourist attractions such as the Tower of Belem, the monument of discove…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1994 Portugal (5) NAZARE sardines grilled with salt

Portugal's Nazaré is a resort area visited not only in Portugal but also from all over Europe in the summer, a beautiful port town with long sandy beaches, and a fisherman town where various seafood can be caught. It is also a town where t…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1994 Portugal (4) University of Coimbra

Coimbra University, founded in Coimbra, Portugal's third largest city, was first founded in Lisbon in 1290 by King Dinis, but was later relocated to Coimbra in 1308, along with Bologna, Oxford and Paris Universities. It is positioned as on…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1994 Portugal (3) Christian pilgrimage site: Bom Jesus

Many churches are found in the city of Braga, which flourished as the first religious city in Portugal from the Middle Ages to the early modern era, as it is called "Lisbon is fun, Coimbra is learning, Porto is working, and Braga is a city…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1994 Portugal (2) Porto

The first stop I visited on my Portugal tour was Porto, a port city in northern Portugal, the second largest city after Lisbon. Porto is a beautiful city with many hills on the northern bank of the Douro River, which flows through northern…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1994 Portugal (1) 11 days trip

My old passport is stamped with [14-05-94 PORTO] [21-05-94 LISBOR]. Yes, I participated in an 11-day excursion to Portugal, including a one-night overnight flight from Porto on May 14, 1994 and leaving Lisbon on May 21. At that time, as a …

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1992 Paris(6) Seine River Cruise

Each city has a river that can be called a symbol. And walking around the riverside is essential to thoroughly enjoy the city, but cruising the river has a different taste. Sumida River is the river for me living in Tokyo. The most impress…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1992 Paris(5) Chanson Bar

Speaking of chansons, the first thing that comes to mind is Yves Montand, a male singer who is the Parisian itself, and Edith Piaf, a woman with rich emotional expression. But my favorite was Charles Aznavour, who sings the bitterness of l…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1992 Paris(4) La Coupole

An American style bar, a beer hall in the back, a variety of national languages ​​flutter, interiors, customers and bartenders all blend together to create a world, and noblemen, businessmen, bohemian painters etc. are like friends without…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1992 Paris(3) LES DEUX MAGOTS

Saint-Germain-des-Pres on the left bank of the Seine was once a base for leftist activists and cultural figures. Among them, LES DEUX MAGOTS, a café, was a place where existentialists, mainly Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, gather…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1992 Paris(2) Rive Gauche

Rive Gauche on the left bank of the River Seine in Paris, and Rive Gauche for me at that time, meant the Perfume of Saint-Laurent, and I commuted with the cheapest product. And on this trip, my friend and I walked to the heart of Rive Gauc…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1992 Paris(1)

My friend and I, who left Japan for Paris on May 7, 1992, visited the Disneyland Paris, which opened near Paris on April 12 last month. At that time it was called Euro Disney. Speaking of which, at the time, it was talked about whether Fre…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1991 Paris(8)

Since this hotel was near Montmartre, we had to pass several times near the Montmartre cemetery. By the way, according to the Japanese version of Wikipedia, It is said that great artists and cultural people such as Wenceslas Nijinsky, Edga…