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Istanbul: a gateway from Asia to Europe

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As Jon is travelling in Turkey and has been sharing his impressions and pictures of the city, it reminded me of the time I spent there. Moving from Japan to Norway is so far one of the biggest choices I made in my life. Thanks to the situation where there’s no direct flight between the two countries, I took the chance to make a fun transit. I picked Istanbul. I’d never been to Turkey until […]

My cheeks fell off in Reykjavik

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On a scale of 1 – 10 with 10 being the most positive, how would you describe your dinner tonight? If I were to score what I eat, I would say 7 is the highest score to what I can instantly put the perception into words, like “juicy” or “delicious”. André Breton once said, “Beauty will be CONVULSIVE or will not be at all.” Yes, from the scale 8, it needs to be convulsive. It […]

Northern lights in Reykjavik

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Seeing the northern lights was one of the things that I wanted to accomplish in my life. And four days ago, I finally did it in Reykjavik, Iceland! Expecting to see more, I went out again on the next day, and then… It was amazing. I’m wondering how poets would describe by words the beauty of the northern lights now, because I couldn’t help but get lost for words. … So I went out again […]