Tag: cherry blossom

Madrid – Soaking up the Spanish Royalty

We visited Madrid during Easter. Beyond the yummylicious food, The Golden Triangle of Art, we stroll through the historic center, soaking in the Spanish royalty, culture, and history.
Then I saw something extraordinary…

Christchurch, Reviving.

Visiting Christchurch: Staying in an alpaca farm and take the historic tram in the city center. Known as the “Garden City” to the world, the city enjoys warm weather, abundant sunshine, flower beds, and an expansive Botanic Garden – until it was devastated of being the epicenter of a 2011 earthquake. I witnessed how the city is being restored and it’s recovering.

Mini-Kyoto: Kurashiki

While Kyoto is simply irreplaceable, I had sweet moments walking in “mini-Kyoto” – Kurashiki, Japan, during the cherry blossoms season. Our first sight of the canal area was stunning – just like we were in a movie set of an old Japanese movie. I could imagine the canal would look much more vibrant when the willow on both sides of the canal turns green.

A Dark Canvas for Cherry blossoms

A short cherry blossom “how-to” guide and night viewing experience in Shukkeien, Hiroshima!

It was the first time that I saw Sakura at night and the serenity and tranquility of the garden even calmed me more. Back home, as I flip through the photos the Sakura was illuminated from the complete darkness, as if a postcard with special printing effects on the flower…

The Matsuyama Bloom – Exploring Matsuyama

Getting ready for the spectacular cherry blossoms? Many locations in Shikoku are listed in the Japanese national “hidden treasures”. In case you are searching for a new place, a different adventure, journey to Matsuyama and the Togo Onsen. The city has a unique charm and specialty that I found myself rejuvenated.