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Nagasaki

JAPAN | Sunday, 15 Sep 2019 | By graynomadsusa | Views [5]

NAGASAKI’S DORMY INN WAS A WELCOME SIGHT, visible as it was from the #5 Airport Bus stop at Shinchi.  It was after ten, we had been traveling all day and hadn’t eaten since lunch.  ANA, All Nippon Airways, was affordable, efficient ... Read more >


Photos: Belgium- Houffelize

BELGIUM | Sunday, 15 Sep 2019 | By dawnandmark | Photo Gallery

Stayed two nights in this lovely rural town. Both days mountain biking in the surrounding forests and hills. Very good motorhome stopover in town, lots of nice little bars and loads of excellent Belgium beer. Hot and sunny couple of days.
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Photos: Nagasaki

JAPAN | Saturday, 14 Sep 2019 | By graynomadsusa | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Belgium - Dinant

BELGIUM | Thursday, 12 Sep 2019 | By dawnandmark | Photo Gallery

The birthplace of Adolph Sax who invented the saxophone, the home of Leffe beer and a lovely riverside location. We cycled, drank and kayaked. Great time and mostly sunny.
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Kelp!

JAPAN | Wednesday, 11 Sep 2019 | By graynomadsusa | Views [21]

OCHIISHI NATURE CRUISES SAIL ONLY ON WEEKENDS.  Their website is so poorly translated from Japanese that we had to drive all the way to Ochiishi to get the bad news.  This would have been our last chance to get a good look at a spectacled ... Read more >


Photos: Belgium - Ghent

BELGIUM | Tuesday, 10 Sep 2019 | By dawnandmark | Photo Gallery

Great day exploring beautiful Ghent.
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The REAL Red-Crowned Cranes of Hokkaido

JAPAN | Tuesday, 10 Sep 2019 | By graynomadsusa | Views [23]

ONSEN IS JAPANESE FOR A HOT SPRING but it can also be a spa.  Or in the case of Akan Onsen, an entire town.  Akan Onsen sits on a lake which was formerly the caldera of a volcano and where Connie hoped to see Japanese waxwings.  We passed ... Read more >


Balneário Camboriú, Bates Motel and a riddle

BRAZIL | Sunday, 8 Sep 2019 | By margitpirsch | Views [59]

September, Monday the 2nd 2019 Such a silly thing to do is to get hooked on a TV show like “Bates Motel”, right after finishing being entertained by “The Marvelous Mrs Measel” why isn’t there a 3rd Season and why then ... Read more >


The Grizzly Details — Shiretoko National Park

JAPAN | Saturday, 7 Sep 2019 | By graynomadsusa | Views [43]

BROWN BEARS — GRIZZLIES TO US YANKS — were on everyone's minds.  Scores of weekend visitors— I didn’t realize it was Saturday until I saw the buses — hoped to see one of Shiretoko National Park’s Yezo brown bears.... Read more >


A Damned Good Feeling

JAPAN | Friday, 6 Sep 2019 | By graynomadsusa | Views [34]

THE 325 KILOMETER DRIVE FROM SAPPORO was in its way nostalgic.  No, we've never been to Abashiri, nor have we driven in Hokkaido before yesterday.  But the long drive north brought back memories of other drives in other cars in other countries.... Read more >