I was in Doha on 22 March. A colleague told me that there had been an explosion at the airport when we stepped out during a break at the conference. I thought she was joking or maybe I had misheard something. It didn’t seem real.
But I wasn’t surprised that this had happened. It was only a matter of time.
What I love about this historic samurai abode is its intimate Japanese garden in the heart of the house. The Nomura Samurai House, together with the Kenroku-en Garden, makes Kanazawa a must-visit for anyone who is interested in Japanese gardens.
Kiki de Montparnasse by Catel Muller and Jose-Luis Bocquet is one of the few French books that I’ve read from cover to cover. Spanning more than 400 pages, this graphic novel offers a colourful glimpse into les Années Folles (the Roaring Twenties) in Montparnasse, Paris through the life of Alice Prin. Better known as Kiki de Montparnasse, or simply Kiki, she was the muse…
Kenroku-en Garden alone is reason enough to go to the city of Kanazawa. With the shinkansen taking only 2.5 hours to travel from Tokyo to Kanazawa, it is more convenient than ever to discover the city and its marvellous garden.
Following the Tung O ancient trail, we walked from Tai O village to Tung Chung estate on Hong Kong’s Lantau island. Spanning around 16km, this was a relaxing walk with impressive water views as we passed rustic villages and mangrove forests.