Dear lovely Travel Unmasked subscribers!
Welcome back, and a note of thanks.
Before I explain what I mean by ‘welcome back’, a quick thank you from here in Sicily. A thank you for letting little old me into that most private of virtual places, your personal inbox. For allowing me to send you my stories, photos and videos – from Europe, from Asia, and from the lands Down Under soon as well;
I spent a few days in Chennai on my recent trip to India, and really enjoyed staying in the Triplicane district. Not wanting to do much touristy stuff, I was quite happy getting some work done in my hotel, and then take little wanders about the nearby streets during the mornings or evenings to get some good pictures of the Triplicane locals….
Happy Photo Friday! The first thing to appear on the site from my recent time in Bologna is… Pasta!
I had my first attempt at handmade Italian pasta with expert instruction for making my own Tortellone (big tortelli) and Tortellini (little tortelli) from sfoligna Luisa…. A ‘sfoglina’ is to pasta what a master baker is to bread, so I learnt the basics from her quickly.
A quick photo for you today from a winter well spent in deep snowy Japan. That’s right! You can snowboard in Japan, and I had a whole ski season of fun in snowboarder’s Mecca and powder heaven Niseko…, on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. Powder hounds from all over the world come here to experience the very unique style of snowboarding in Niseko.
A busy week in Berlin…. There was a buzz around the city for ITB. Tens of thousands of travel industry types were in town for the super sized trade show. Accommodation had been soaked up, no room left at the inns. The week started out bright. The sun fought the chill and it felt like winter might be abating. Not so much.