Contemporary Architecture

A Saturday breakfast at Midtown before the heat makes it impossible, we are going for 6 to 8 weeks of intense heat, forget about the terraces!! I love architecture and Japan is a paradise, lots of traditional buildings sit next to futuristic ones, a pleasure, keep your chin up and look around!! Here is another […]

Alpine Route – next step

Once you have gone through 40mn train, 20mn queue and 50mn bus, time for you to… queue for the ropeway, 5mn to a tunnel under the mountain where a trolley bus will take you across in 20mn (timings from memory, excuse the imprecision), nearly there!!   tip #2 – make sure you take food or […]

Japanese Alps #2 – Alpen Route

Taking the trip to the Alpine Route is a mission for a foreigner like me and for anyone in terms of energy This hike is only open April to November due to the heavy snow as roads are closed. From Toyama, my #1 tip is to purchase your package tour in advance as train tickets […]