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Spain

Spain is also one of my top destination.  I would choose Barcelona instead of Paris, London or Rome if you can only visit one European city.

It’s sad to hear the terror attack out at Las Ramblas few weeks ago but we are not afraid, isn’t it?  Terror attack is everywhere now.  We can’t predict where and when does it happen.  This won’t stop us travelling anywhere.

Spain is very unique in many ways.  The architecture there is so different that you see arts everywhere on every corner on the street.  You don’t really need to see Gaudi to wow you but the buildings, the parks, the alley…… they all have their own character.  However, Gaudi’s work are stunning and they is a must when you visit Barcelona.

Tapas!  How can I skip tapas when I talk about Spain.  There are so many different kinds to choose and you will definitely find some which you love.  Spanish can have tapas anytime of the day which I think is brilliant!  How about Paella?  There are so many restaurants which make good Paella around the tourist area and that’s a must try.  I love Las Ramblas, not just the food there but also by looking at it.  It is so colourful and you feel the energy around you.

It’s very hard for people from North America to understand the transportation network in Europe because ours really sucks.  In Europe, you don’t really need to worry about how are you going to go from point A to point B.  The public transportation network is so mature that most people are taking public transportation.  You don’t need to rent a car when you go around places.

Do you think it takes long time to fly to Europe?  Actually it only takes 7h45m to fly from Toronto to Barcelona.  It’s even faster than to go to Hawaii!  Let’s explore Spain this fall.  Inquire air + hotels or tour packages (Barcelona is also a big cruise port!) at http://www.travelgaga.ca

 

 

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My favourite destination

JAPAN JAPAN JAPAN!  No doubt Japan is my favourite place to travel.  I forget how many times I’ve been to the country of the rising sun but I still want to go back.  It seems like there’s a piece of magnet attached to this place and me.  So, what’s so special about this place?  I think Japan is having a very special culture.  They teach their kids from early age about being polite, being clean and being considerate.  Probably Japan is the only country that you can’t talk on your mobile phone inside the train.  In this way, you won’t be disturbing others while on the train.  Japanese restaurants probably is the only place which require you take off your shoes when you go in so that you have a very clean environment when you dine.  Examples can go on and on and on.

Another reason why I fall in love with this country is you know they do have the newest technology but on the other hand, they do keep their traditional side.  The shrine, the garden, the architecture….. you can find the newest thing inside the oldest structure.  So you get to see the latest but you can still get to know the oldest side of this country.

I can’t skip the food in Japan when I talked about this place.  There must be a reason why a lot of the oldest people alive are from Japan.  Their diet can explain it well.  It is very hard to find food which taste horrible there.  Big restaurants, small cafes, street food….they all taste so good.  The way how they present their food is also a piece of art.

Have you ever tell yourself I want to check this place out but I don’t speak Japanese and I am so worry I will get lost in translation?  Don’t worry!  I never have any problem to ask for direction or ordering food  (thanks for all the cute food modelling in front of the Japanese restaurants. ).  Use your body language or there are so many apps now which can help you doing translation right away.  It’s part of the fun to get lost in translation sometimes while you travel.  Also, Japan is so ready to welcome  more tourists while they are preparing for the 2020 Olympics.

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