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OUR OVERSEAS TRIP.

2017-12-05 18:50:55 | 海外旅行

My wife and I went to New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC from the 13th to the 18th of October.  

We took this trip to celebrate our 49th wedding anniversary.

I’ve always wanted to visit New York.

I was happy to be able to realize my dream.

October 13, 2017

We started out from Narita airport and flew to Shanghai airport.

The flight from Narita to Shanghai took about 3 hours.

There we transferred to a flight for New York.

It took about fifteen hours from Shanghai to New York.

We went by business class this time.

When I went to Switzerland three years ago my lower back and my leg became painful from the long flights so we flew by business class this time.

It was very comfortable.

The plane landed at JFK airport at 10:15pm and we headed for the Double Tree by Hilton Fort Lee Hotel in New Jersey.

On board between Narita and Shanghai.

      

At the Shanghai Airport.


In the airplane from Shanghai to New York.

      

      


At JFK airport.


The Double Tree by Hilton Fort Lee Hotel in New Jersey.

October 14, 2017

We left the hotel at 8:00am for Philadelphia and we visited the Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the Philadelphia Museum of Art after that we went to the Sheraton Tysons Hotel in Virginia.

 The Independence Hall.          The Liberty Bell.           The Philadelphia Museum.

     

   

 

 

 October 15, 2017

The next morning we started out at 8;00 to Washington, D.C. where we visited the Arlington National Cemetery, the Lincoln Memorial, the White House and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.  That night we stayed at the New York Wellington Hotel in Manhattan.

The Arlington National Cemetery.

      


The Lincoln Memorial.

      

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.

      

 

The Wellington Hotel in New York.

       

October 16, 2017

We left the hotel at 9:00am for the Statue of Liberty National Monument, Wall Street, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Trump Tower and other places by subway and city bus.

We return to the hotel after sightseeing and we started out from the hotel to JFK airport at 11:00pm.

The Statue of Liberty National Monument.

          

 

Wall Street.

      

The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

      

TIFFANY.

         

The Trump Tower.

               

October 17, 2017

We had an overnight flight that took off at 1:45am.

 

October 18, 2017

We arrived at Shanghai Airport at 4:55am where we stayed in transit.

The plane for Japan took off at 9:40am.

The airplane landed at Narita Airport at 1:00pm.

(I do not understand time difference well.)

 

That’s it.

 

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RECOLLECTIONS OF MY JOURNEYS.(No. 3)

2016-10-26 21:41:31 | 海外旅行

KOREA

At the Folk Village.

         

The Tower Hotel.

The Namusan Tower.

We walked from the Tower Hotel to the Namusan Tower.

The Tower Hotel as seen from the Namsan Tower.

The Namdaemun.

 

The Namdaemun market.

 

THAILAND

    

The Chao Phraya River.

The boat was ours, we were the only passengers.

These are real elephants.

              

 

 

SAIPAN

 

A Japanese Tank.

    

 

On Mañagaha Island.

    

    

    

     

 

Malaysia

The Kuala Lumpur Station.

The Batu Caves.

 

In front of the Royal Palace.

    

In the National Mosque.

          

An Orangutan.

    

On Penang Island.

The Rasa Sayang Resort Hotel.

    

The private beach of the hotel.

 

CANADA.

Victoria in Canada.

    

    

Mile 0.

 

Mile 0 of the Trans Canada Highway is located on Douglas Street at the intersection of Dallas Road, near the beautiful Victoria waterfront. The Mile 0 marker is the start of the over 8,000 km Trans-Canada Highway that spans the entire length of Canada. The monument is located on a large grassy field adjacent to the beautiful Beacon Hill Park. Mile 0 is also home to a statue of Terry Fox. Fox lost his right leg to cancer when he was 18 years old. He started a cross-Canada run to raise money for cancer research, beginning in Newfoundland on the East coast of Canada, and was to end at the Mile 0 marker in Victoria. Unfortunately, Fox's journey ended tragically near the halfway mark when he fell ill and passed away from cancer. Since then, hundreds of millions of dollars has been raised in his name for cancer research. 

 

The Fairmont Empress Hotel.

 

    

Vancouver in Canada

                      

 The Lions Gate Bridge is behind us.  

    

 

Beef pot pie for lunch.

    

    

Thank you !

That's all.

 

 

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RECOLLECTIONS OF MY JOURNEYS.(No. 2)

2016-10-25 16:06:09 | 海外旅行

FRANCE.

The entrance of the Louvre Museum.

                                              

Seine river.

At the Pont Neuf.

Blue mussels tasted good.

In the Notre Dam Cathedral.

     

At the top of the Arc de Triomphe.

Sunset dinner in the Eiffel Tower.

 

SINGAPORE.

My Singaporean friends gathered in my hotel room.

                                          Mr. Chin.                                           Mr. Quek.

                                          

 

SWITZERLAND.

In front of the Zermatt Sta.

                                                                               The Matterhorn.

         

I climbed to the summit of the Matterhorn.

 

The Federated States of Micronesia.

In  Chuuk State.

This is Jeep Island.   A friend of mine Mr. Yoshida owns the small island.

The sea around the island is incredibly transparent.

This island can be walked in about 5 minutes.

     

         

      

 

HAWAII.

We went to dinner a show by this limousine.

The Rainbow water fall.

At a botanical garden on Hawaii island with the American tourists.

The back side of the Diamond Head.

 

 Pillbox at the peak of Diamond Head.

 

 Overlooking the Waikiki area from  Diamond Head.

 

Diamond Head.

Congratulations !!!

 

TAIWAN.

My Taiwanese friend Mr. Yu.

      

       

The Maokong Ropeway was very good.

 

LIECHTENSTEIN.

  Liechtenstein Castle.

     

       

 

HONG KONG.

We visited Hong Kong in May, 1995.   Hong Kong was still U.K. territory. 

Transfer of the sovereignty of Hong Kong was two years after we visited.

     

 

GUAM.

Behind me is the Two Lovers Point.

Wow, what a big lobster !

Nice to meet you !

The Atlantis Submarine.

    

     

     

 

NEW ZEALAND.

In New Zealand it was summer.

 This is a summer Christmas tree.

     

     

 Auckland Sky Tower

 Sunset dinner in the Auckland Tower.

     

 

ITALY

Milan Station.

We stayed at the Hotel Galles in Milano.

         

Downtown Milan.

    

    

 

I stayed one night at the Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel.

Alitalia’s business class was very comfortable.

    

    

    

 

                Continued on No. 3

 

  

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RECOLLECTIONS OF MY JOURNEYS.(No. 1)

2016-10-24 10:18:35 | 海外旅行

I don't go on any trips recently, so I recollected how many foreign countries I have gone to until now.

The United States of America(Alaska, Hawaii, Guam<three times>, Saipan), Korea, Singapore, Malaysia<two times>, Thailand, Canada, Holland, Belgium, France, Switzerland<two times>, Liechtenstein, Italy<two times>, Hong Kong, Taiwan<four times>, Micronesia<two times>, Indonesia, Nepal, Australia and New Zealand.

ALASKA.

Thirty-nine years ago, I first went to a foreign country, I visited Alaska in the US.

At that time, because of a double booking, I went first-class and came back business class.

It was the first time on an airplane for me, but I was very lucky.

Then, it’s got me hooked on traveling.

 In the Seattle Airport.                    The waitress.                                                  

    

                                                                             The members of our group. 

                                                 Portage Glacier.

    

                                                                      We drove a Ford station wagon.                                                                              Mt. McKinley

INDONESIA.

In Bandung.

    

                                                                 At my friend’s house.

                                                In Bali.

    

 

NEPAL.

 

    

                                                              Namche Bazar in Nepal.

                                                                         Everest

 

AUSTRALIA

In Cairns.

             Mud Crab                 Aussie beef.

    

                           

                                                                                         My daughter

         

                                          

                                                 The Netherlands.

 

In front of Schiphol Airport.

                                                          

 

   The entrance of Keukenhof.

    

                                                        The windmills of Kinderdijk.

 

BELGIUM.

In front of the Notre Dame Cathedral.            The statue of Rubens.

                                                         

 

                                                                       At the Grand Place.

                                                  Dandoy Waffles were very delicious.                                 

                                 

 Continued on No. 2.

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I took a trip to Taiwan.

2015-07-24 21:34:38 | 海外旅行

I went to Taiwan with my wife and my three friends from July 14th to the 16th.

I left my house at 3:15 am and I arrived at 4:05 am at Haneda.

Early morning Haneda was not crowded.

 

At the Haneda airport.

 

We arrived in Taipei at 9:07 am on the 14th of July.

 

At the Urai hot springs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

this is the 慈云 hot spring hall.

 

 

 

 

 

This is the hall's owner Mr. Wang.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We visited the home of Mr. Yu, who is my friend of Taiwanese.

He lives in the 15th floor of the building.

The building has an exercise room, a swimming pool and a children play room etc.
It's beautiful building.

 

In his house.

 

 

 

 This is the 101 building.

 

 

 

 On July 15.

We stayed the VIP Hotel.

 

Jiu Fen old street (九份老街) 

 

 

Gold Museum (新北市立黄金博物館)

 

Maokong ropeway (猫空ロープウエー)

 

 

 

  

I recommend the Maokong ropeway to you.

It's very nice view.

 

 

We had dinner with Mr. Yu and his parents at chinese restaurant.

  

 

 

 

 

 On July 16.

At the National Taiwan Museum.

   

  

 

 

We took off the Taipei Songshan Airport at 6:25 pm and We landed at 11:25 pm at the Haneda Airport. 

 

Thank you.

That's all.

 

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MY SWITZERLAND TRAVEL WAS TERRIBLE

2014-08-26 22:43:24 | 海外旅行

 

My wife and I visited Switzerland from July 23 to August 2.

We had to be at Haneda Airport at 10:00 pm on July 23.

The plane took off from Haneda for Doha at 1:00 am of July 24.

It took 10 hours and 30 minutes, to Doha.

We waited 3 hours in transfer.

After that, the airplane flew for 6 hours and a half and arrived in Milan.

I had been sitting for as long as 17 hours in the airplane.

As a result, my lower back and my leg became painful.

I went to the doctor in Zermatt, Wengen and Saint Moritz for painkiller injections, and I rested in my hotel bed.

My wife took these pictures and I took videos.

I went to Zermatt with my wife to climb the Matterhorn, 22years ago.

As my wife waited at the foot of the mountain, I climbed to the top.

We wanted to see the Matterhorn again.

However , the weather was bad and we were not able to see the Matterhorn.

But Mont Blanc looked very beautiful and we were happy.

I think I would have been able to have a good trip if I had had no pain in my lower back.

What a shame!

 

At  Doha Airport.

 

 

In France.

 

At Chamonix.

 

The Mont Blanc.

 

 

 

 

The bell is ringing from glen to glen and down the mountain sido.

 

 

 

 

This is the Dr. Julen medical office in Zermatt.

 

 

EINSTEIN HAUS

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

HOTEL LAUBERHORN

 

 I rested in my hotel bed.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

This is a delicious peach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PICKING UP A PASSPORT

2014-05-31 10:24:45 | 海外旅行

The day before yesterday my wife and I went to Tachikawa to pick up our new passports.

We went to a sushi shop after receiving the passport.

There is a sushi shop one floor below the passport center.

The sushi was cheap and delicious.

The shop's name is TSUKIJI TAMA ZUSHI」(築地玉壽司).

The passport photos were very expensive, but the sushi was cheap so that was good.

 

This is the new passport.  An IC chip is embedded in one page.

 

 

 I took this picture, after eating three pieces of sushi.   

 

That's it.

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APPLYING FOR A PASSPORT

2014-05-24 22:46:57 | 海外旅行

My wife and I went to Tachikawa to apply for a passport the day before yesterday.

The passport office was very empty.

When we went there ten years ago it was flooded with people waiting to apply.

I had my picture taken at the photo shop, but it was very expensive.

The photo is 45millimeters by 35millimeters.

Two photos cost 3,900yen.

And we use only one of the pictures.

What a rip-off !!!!!

 

          This is the passport office.

          

          This ia the north side Tachikawa station.

 

That's it. 

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懐かしのマレーシアの旅

2012-12-01 00:07:56 | 海外旅行

今から10年前に、2002年6月24日~29日まで、マレーシアに行きました。

この頃新婚旅行先にマレーシアのペナン島に行く人がかなり居ました。

私達は、マラッカ海峡~クアラルンプール~ペナン島~クアラルンプールと周って来ました。

ペナン島のリゾートホテルは最高でした。

 

ホテルから見える海はマラッカ海峡です。

 

 

That's all.

 

 

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オーストラリアの旅

2012-09-07 22:14:33 | 海外旅行

2001年7月2日~6日にかけて、オーストラリアのケアンズへ行きました。

妻と娘の三人で行きました。

成田空港、カンタス航空

同じ飛行機に乗る子。

 

ケアンズのホテル(ALL SEASONS ESPLANADE HOTEL)の前の海、干潟の朝日。

 

ワイルドワールド動物園

コアラ

コアラを抱かしてくれました。

 

カンガルーとのふれ合い

ディナーは、マッドクラブ。 ハサミがどでかくて美味しくて食べでが有りました。

 

次の日はグリーンアイランドへ船で渡りました。

グリーンアイランドへ上陸

オジサン達がビーチバレーをしていました。 若いピチピチギャル達のビーチバレーが見たかった。

私達はシュノーケリングをしました。

水上飛行機の飛び立つ所を初めて見ました。

 

ホテルからのシーサイド広場

 

この日のディナーは超分厚いステーキ、自分で焼いて食べます。

ウェイトレス

 

次の日は、ホースライディング。

私と妻は生まれて初めての乗馬です。

娘は獣医師なので大学で馬の面倒を見ていたので、扱いは慣れたものです。

私と妻は乗馬は初めてだと言うのに、手綱さばきと曲がる方の腹を踵で蹴ると言う事を説明を受けて、馬場を一周してそのまま表へ連れて行かれた。

日本では考えられない事です。 しかも山の中の坂道、結構急な所を登らされました。

私の馬は私が初めてだと解るのでしょうか、小さな分れ道が有った時、右側を通るので右腹を蹴って手綱を右に引いても知らんぷりで左の道を通りました、しかも木の枝が丁度私の顔に当たる様な所を通るのです。 私は馬の首にしがみついて木の枝を避けながら行きました。 そしたら直ぐ上の所で右の道と出会いました、この馬、俺をからかっていたのです。

広い平らな道に出ました。 そしたら今度は、妻の馬が急に走り出しWAWA大変だ落馬したら怪我ではすまないかもしれないと、私は仰天してしまいました。

でも20~30m走ったら止まってくれました。 妻も馬にからかわれたのかも知れません。 

 

 

私の馬

こんな高い丘の上まで登って来ました。

私、娘、妻

こんな細い急な山道を通りました。

私の馬も妻の馬も帰り道では慣れて来て、従順に成りました。

言う事を聞いてくれると愛着がわき、クラブに着いた時は別れがたい気持ちになり馬の首を優しくたたいて撫でてやりました。

イヤ~乗馬って良いもんですね、すっかり好きに成りました。

 

ホテルの前の道の反対側に飲み屋が有ったので、ビールを飲みに行った、夜も遅い時間だったのか歩道にテーブルとイスが出ていてそこで飲んだ。

 

 

帰る日の朝、ホテルの食堂で。

その後、干潟を散歩。 干潟にはいろいろな鳥が来ていて、ペリカンも居ました。

コアラを抱っこした時の写真です。

 

 

 

That's all.

 

 

 

 

 

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