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…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1991 Paris(7)

Yesterday, I went to the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum to see "Courtauld Gallery Exhibition" in the cold. My focus on that day was Manet's work “Un bar aux Folies Bergère”, and I watched carefully in front of the work. At the beginning of …

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1991 Paris(6)

The symbol of Montmartre is the Basilica of Sacre Coeur and the oriental white church on the hill is visible from the hotel, so my friends and I decided to aim for it. However, the road was more steep than I thought, and our breathing in t…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1991 Paris(5)

The photo is of a tour of the Chateau de Chambord, taking part in a tour of the Loire castle. I was holding an umbrella because it was raining. The interior of Chambord Castle has a large number of rooms and is vast and has a beautiful dou…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1991 Paris(4)

This photo was taken near the B & B hotel where we stayed, but there were many African residents around the nearest station. That's why my friend and I enjoyed exotic cuisine at a restaurant along the wide street in this photo. The first i…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1991 Paris(3)

Speaking of Paris, Notre Dame Cathedral. I also visited the cathedral as one of the foreign tourists and took a rest nearby (Photo ①). By the way, the Paris Metropolitan Police Department ( Photo ②) is in front of Notre Dame Cathedral, and…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1991 Paris(2)

Speaking of Paris, the Louvre Museum. My friend and I visited the Louvre Museum for the first time the day after arriving in Paris and talked about the hugeness of the museum, saying, “We can't finish looking at all the exhibits in three d…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1991 Paris(1)

My next destination with my friend who left London was Paris. The hotel in Paris is a B & B, a cheap hotel with a bed and breakfast, and there are many people in the Middle East who get on and off the subway station, which is a little far …

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1991 London (6)

Isetan and Mitsukoshi, major Japanese department stores, entered the central city of London in 1991 where I visited. In Mitsukoshi, where my friends and I visited several times, there were more Japanese tourists than London customers. At t…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1991 London (5)

My friend and I headed to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Established in 1824, most of the exhibitions at the museum were free of charge, even for overseas travelers like us, and showed generosity that was unthinkable in Japan. N…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1991 London (4)

At the end of 1989, when the Nikkei average stock price was 38,915 yen and the market capitalization of shares listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange was 590 trillion yen, becoming the world 1st, the Japanese government at…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1991 London (3)

One of the highlights of the trip was watching a musical, and we lined up with Soho's half-price ticket counter on the day, but after a while we realized that there were no tickets for the musical we wanted to see. So we discussed whether …

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1991 London (2)

On the second day of my stay in London, my friend and I took a train at Waterloo Station and headed for Windsor Castle. When we exit the station ticket gate, people who got small flags and cameras gather and wait for something. And when I …

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1991 London (1)

The first time I went to London was at the end of April 1991, when the British Prime Minister replaced Margaret Thatcher with a young Tony Blair. At that time, with a friend who traveled to New York, with a trip of 3 nights in London and 3…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1990 Bangkok (3)

Jim Thompson House, main attraction of this trip, was not so far from Holiday Inn I stayed, so we decided to ride Samlow. Samlow, a convenient means of transportation in Bangkok at that time, was similar to a three-wheeled bicycle, and it …

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1990 Bangkok (2)

We ate the first night of Bangkok at a Thai court fee restaurant that exists like a hideout in the downtown area . The restaurant was introduced in the food company's public relations magazine that arrived at the company I was working at t…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1990 Bangkok (1)

My friend and I went on a trip to Bangkok on June 23, 1990 with a plan of 4 days and 3 nights. At that time, Japan was in the midst of a bubble economy, and in the company I was working for, it was popular for female employees to make easy…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1988 New York (5)

We aimed at a Japanese restaurant “Inagiku” in the basement of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, because beef was expensive in Japan at that time. If you ask for sukiyaki in the US in the dairy kingdom, you should eat plenty of beef. I thought I …

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1988 New York (4)

For the jazz live house "Blue Note" we went by bus to Washington Square and walked into the store with great expectations. The first thing I noticed was that the Japanese occupied the expensive seats close to the musicians. And, the inside…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1988 New York (3)

The second New York Stock Exchange Findings, which was the aftermath of Black Monday in October 1987 last year, is a big difference from the last time it was the 1986 energy days, and it saw a less lively deal. Black Monday is a global sto…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1988 New York (2)

The next three musicals we saw on the day's half-price ticket section of Times Square this time in New York. "CHESS" was drawn on the stage of a luxury hotel in Bangkok during the East-West Cold War, depicting love created between the west…

Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1988 New York (1)

A trip to New York for 5 nights using GW vacation in 1988 also enjoyed the same friends as last time. This time the hotel was an elegant "Wellington Hotel" convenient to Broadway. What we decided prior to this trip is The first thing was t…