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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”. AndrĂ© 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 […]