Exploring Europe via Paris

$900 to Paris! -meaning little leg room and bad airplane food…on Condor Air. The experience successfully delivered us into the heart of the City of Love.

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Rejuvenated at Shirahama

The white sand beaches, the clear blue waters, and the convenient location of everything, and the perfect temperature makes us yearn to return to Shirahama.

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Pacific Ocean Swimming

Peering between palm trees we saw the lapping of the waves and heard the ocean. We fell asleep content that we would be swimming in the Pacific Ocean.

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Introduction to Shirahama Beach

Castle in the Sky was interesting, pretty far off the beaten track, and a lot of fun; all in all though, we were ready for some more R-and-R. The rest and recovery included lazing around on the most beautiful beach I had ever seen, located in Shirahama.

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Castle in the Sky

Visiting the Taked-jo Castle in the Sky was high on my priority list as huge fan of anime, but while in Osaka we had to visit the Cup Noodle Museum.

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“Wind Rises” in Nagoya

A huge fan of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, it was a lot of fun stopping off on our way to Toyota in Nagoya. Then off to the Toyota Factory tour.

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Toyota Factory Tour

Visiting the Toyota Factory Tour and museum was a highlight of the trip. It provide insight into corporate businesses and the Toyota Production System.

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