Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

If there’s something I like to do on spare time, that is to observe and learn, and I found in aquarium that kind of mind relax that people can get from an art exhibition. Marine life fascinates and scares me, and is good to know about the animal life in our planet.
My first trip to Osaka when I arrived to Japan in 2012 was to visit the aquarium, a really joyful activity, also known to go on a nice date spot and a family time with kids. Amongst the biggest public aquarium in the World, I saw for the first time many unknown fish and animals for me.

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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan front.

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Hype in Food, the Donburi style

Donburi is the food name for “rice bowl” in Japanese. That’s the base for this typical Japanese dish. Though, the variations, restaurants, and food chains that offer donburi style food goes as far as the cook can create. Most of the plates have the name of the main ingredient plus “don” in the end, the word for bowl, and even vary from region to region. My favorite from the list of basic Donburi, the Katsudon. Do you have any favorite? or any other recommendation to add? Let me know by leaving a comment in the section below.

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Ticket machine at the entrance of a restaurant.

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Walking through history in Barcelona’s Gothic quarter

The city of Barcelona grew through centuries to its actual state, but the core of the city remained, and remnants of past times are still open to the eye of every person that steps into the Gothic Quarter. The amount of historical spots and relics is so vast, anyone could spend a whole day visiting all those places and still not uncover everything. I can’t count the times I’ve been in the gothic quarter, I’ve even studied in a school there for some time, and everytime I found a new corner to observe, a new stone to uncover. Last time I visited during the “Festes de Sant Roc” the gothic quarter summer festivities, held every august. Follow me in this walk through history, and let me know in the comments about your impressions or other hidden spots to know in the Gothic Quarter.

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Barcelona’s cathedral view from behind.

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Shinjuku Omoide yokocho yakitori alleys

Next to Shinjuku station, on the west area lies the narrowest area for yakitori bars. In the postwar era, many shopping districts were built, but few survived the pass of the years and contemporary times. Shinjuku was a transit area between residential districts, and places like Omoide Yokocho survived.

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Omoide Yokocho alleys, Shinjuku.

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