Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Berlin: Crossing West to East

Berlin is one of the cities in my “Places-to-Visit” list. And this year, I am happy to tick the box. However, one day was not enough to see what the city has to offer. It will definitely be in our list of “Places to Visit Again.” Berlin as Germany’s Seat of Government As the country’s capital, the city is home to major government offices, economic and finance institutions, and diplomatic.. Read More

Hamm City: Connecting Past, Present, and Future

During our recent trip to Germany, I was able to see more of Hamm City – my husband’s hometown.   I learned more of its history and development as a livable  green city.  We were fortunate that the weather gave us blue sky and sunshine which made our trip more enjoyable.  Castles and The Roman-Lippe-Route We first went to Schloss Oberwerries. It is a Baroque castle located in Hamm-Heeseen district.. Read More

Todoroki Valley : Wilderness in the City

Todoroki Valley is a sweet escape away from the busy life in the metropolis without going too far from it. In search of places to explore during Golden Week minus the clamour, my husband and I went to this gorge for an afternoon walk. From Nishi-Kasai it was about an hour and a half to Todoroki Station by train. The moment we got off from Oimachi train, the quaint vibe.. Read More

Azalea : Where to See Them in Edogawa

Azalea and Rhododendrons are in season at the moment. These beautiful flowers continue the spring feel as the temperature start to get warmer. In Japan, azalea is commonly a preferred plant species for box hedges along major roads. Sometime in the last days of April until mid-May, these flowers start to pop on the green beds. Nezu Shrine is a popular place that people visit during azalea season. But if.. Read More

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum Brief Stop

For the third leg of our Yokohama suburbs day trip, we had an impromptu stop at Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum. Shin-Yokohama is always crowded because it is one of the stops of the shinkansens going to Kansai area. And with the holiday hype, the crowd tends to get crazier than usual. However finding our way to the ramen museum was dot difficult. From the station, there are some signages serving as.. Read More