Neko in Nippon 116
Hikone-shi, Japan
Hi! I'm Emily-san and I run Neko in Nippon (dot com). I'm a self proclaimed writer, photographer, foodie, expat & lover of all things cute & fuzzy! I have a severe case of wanderlust & I hate routine. Timing & luck finally met up to shine its light on me & my small family, taking us from Michigan in the USA all the way to Shiga, Japan. Follow me as I discover Japan.
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Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kyoto, JapanKyoto Imperial PalaceKyoto, JapanThere are beautiful gardens and temples surrounding the Imperial Palace in Kyoto. But note- if you want to tour the palace, English speaking tours...Prague Astronomical Clock, Prague, Czech RepublicPrague Astronomical ClockPrague, Czech RepublicIt's fun to see how many people stop to stare at this clock.... Check out the Jewish cemeteries nearby!Budapest, HungaryBudapestHungaryEven better at night.The Vatican, Vatican CityThe VaticanVatican CityThe gardens have fun architecture and it's one place you can really view the tourists in action. I hear more languages sitting on one of these...Piazza Navona, Rome, ItalyPiazza NavonaRome, ItalyIn the morning Piazza Navona was filled with street artists and vendors. Grab some gelato and soak in the sun, the sites, and sounds of Italy.Sistine Chapel, Vatican CitySistine ChapelVatican CitySteps into the Sistine Chapel once showed stars and geometric patterns. Hundreds of years of devotees have worn them away into smooth recesses....Roman Forum, Rome, ItalyRoman ForumRome, ItalyStanding in a place so untouched by time will make your head spin. Don't forget to check out the vendor's carts outlining the Forum for fun...The Vatican, Vatican CityThe VaticanVatican CityMake sure you check out the art galleries while you head to the Sistine Chapel. The architecture itself is more breath-taking than the paintings!Colosseum, Rome, ItalyColosseumRome, ItalySo much history. It literally made me cry...Gardens of Vatican City, Vatican CityGardens of Vatican CityVatican CityWander off the beaten track. Vatican City has more than St Peter's.Friedrichshafen, GermanyFriedrichshafenGermanyTake a ferry around Lake Constance between Switzerland, Germany and Austria. You can visit a handful of small towns and catch the sun set. It's...Sankt Gallen, St Gallen, SwitzerlandSankt GallenSt Gallen, SwitzerlandThe charming town of Sankt Gallen had winding hillside streets with less tourists than the big cities. I fell in love here.Säntis, Schwende, SwitzerlandSäntisSchwende, SwitzerlandA shadow in the clouds. Keep in mind we had already passed one lay of clouds on the ride up the mountain. Reminds me a bit of Lord of the Rings-...Säntis, Schwende, SwitzerlandSäntisSchwende, SwitzerlandYou can take a ride up Mt Santis in Switzerland and check out the local wildlife. See the ibex? We were up above one layer of clouds when I spotted...Romanshorn, SwitzerlandRomanshornSwitzerlandLake Constance is nestled between Germany, Austria and Switzerland. You can take a ferry between each country and check out the little lakeside...Bratislava, Bratislava, SlovakiaBratislavaBratislava, SlovakiaI found tons of wooden handmade toys in Bratislava. There were shops in most of the squares. I wandered into several shops until I chose this...Werdenberg, Buchs, SwitzerlandWerdenbergBuchs, SwitzerlandHad breakfast at a little cafe overlooking this pond. Werdenberg is the smallest city in Switzerland.Budapest, HungaryBudapestHungaryMaybe it was just the season (September) but Budapest wasn't very crowded.Vorarlberg, Sonntag, AustriaVorarlbergSonntag, AustriaI stopped in the Austrian Alps near the Swiss border and found this little gem. Small towns are my favorite.Prague, Czech RepublicPragueCzech RepublicI found several little shops in Prague that had painted eggs. Each design was from a different district. I bought several and used them as...
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