After looking at a number of caves and farm houses over the last two weeks we put an offer in on a property in the hamlet of Puenta Arriba (meaning ‘high bridge’) part of the municipality of Benamaurel. The cave has 5 bedrooms (3 en-suite) and is situated in about 2 acres of land which…Continue reading We have put an offer in and its been accepted!
We have spent the weekend in South Korea’s capital Seoul, shopping and seeing the sights. Suzi and Bryony both had tattoos by a famous tattooist – Hugo, whilst Niall and I found a great craft beer place – Magpie Brewing Company, lovely ales. We then met Niall’s girlfriend – Jiyoung, who was lovely. We could…Continue reading Palaces and kings
Today we gave Niall a day to catch up with his art work ready for his exhibition. So we travelled south to Gyeong Ju the ancient capital and as the sun was setting we visited these ancient royal tombs. It was very atmospheric, as well as very cold, made me think of the Barrow wights…Continue reading Ancient tombs
Last night we met Niall’s friend who has helped him to learn Korean whilst he teaches her English (with a Yorkshire twist). She was lovely and it was nice to let her practice her skills on us, she was very good. We had Korean fried chicken which was delicious but filling. We then went to…Continue reading Teacher and darts
After an early flight from Osaka and a long drive (in an amazingly luxurious coach) we arrived Cheongju….Niall’s home in Korea. After he went to work we crashed at his until he took us to this great Korean bbq restaurant. The food was amazing and we saw Danny again which was great. We then went…Continue reading Korean bbq
Today is our last day in Japan and we explored the gaming/comic district in Osaka. Brilliant. Now we have an early rise and flight to Korea. Looking forward to seeing where niall lives and works.
Today we walked to the Science Museum and Art Gallery in Osaka. Bit of fun in the museum but nothing much in the gallery. Then went to Osaka station for food and a look at the Pokemon centre. I have fallen in love with the Japanese they are so polite and always seem happy. We…Continue reading Science and Art in Japan
Had a great night down the dotonburi area, amazing atmosphere and hits all the senses. Had sushi which was delicious. Niall has arrived and it’s lovely to see him again….two out of three kids with us!
Today we visited Kyoto and the Fushimi Inari shrine. Attempted to climb to top but only Bryony had the legs…..suffering now though. Niall arrives tonight – can’t wait.
Day two in Japan was a beautiful winter day spent at Osaka castle and the Aquarium. The castle was amazing with the biggest stone walls….largest individual stone was around 60square metres in Volume! A truly wonderful place. Then onto the second largest aquarium in the word with two whale sharks. After a lot of walking…Continue reading Castles, Fish and Ramen