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Kyotoku-maru no.18 第18共徳丸 in Kesennuma

Por kirai el 28 de June de 2013 en Travel

Kyotoku-maru number 18 (第18共徳丸) is a 330-ton fishing boat that was dragged 750 meters inland by the power of the 2011 tsunami. The name of all Japanese boats ends with maru 丸, which means literally “circle”. It is said that maru 丸 symbolizes the departure from the port, the journey through the seas and the […]

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533 Days Around The World

Por kirai el 30 de April de 2013 en Travel,Videos

When I was Thailand and Singapore in 2010 with my friend Ignacio I found him several times taking a picture of his face. “It’s for a project I’m thinking about; it’s going to be really cool!” – he told me. “The idea is to take always the same kind of picture, with the same angle […]

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A Walk Through Japan in 8 Minutes

Por kirai el 10 de December de 2012 en Travel

Carlos Canals sends me these two 8 minutes videos that walk you around many different places in Japan. I really like the diversity of the places shown.

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Gardens by the Bay

Por kirai el 02 de November de 2012 en Travel

During my last visit to Singapore we visited the latest “place of interest” built in the city, Gardens by the Bay, which was opened to the public last June. It is a botanic garden with artificial trees called “supertrees” of up to 50 meters tall that are powered by solar energy. In total there are […]

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Meeting People in Singapore

Por kirai el 28 de October de 2012 en Travel

I started the month of October landing in Singapore. It was the third time I visited the city-state: the first time on holiday and the second time for work. The city is so compact, “perfect” and “easy to use” that even if you stay for a short period of time you will start feeling like […]

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Vault of an Investment Bank that went Bankrupt in 1997

Por kirai el 29 de August de 2012 en Travel

Sanyo Securities Company Limited was a Japanese investment bank founded in 1910 that at the end of the 80s was one of the largest banks in the country. When the bubble burst it became insolvent and ended up declaring bankruptcy in 1997; by 1999 all its operations had finished. In the boom times Sanyo Securities […]

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Shikinaen garden in Okinawa

Por kirai el 03 de June de 2012 en Travel

Shikinaen, constructed at the end of the 18th century, was the second largest residence for the Ryukyu royal families. The main residence of the Ryukyu kings was the Shuri Castle. The Shikinaen installations were used to entertain royal family members and foreign guests, usually Chinese royal family delegations. The garden combines a unique mixture of […]

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Visiting Panama

Por kirai el 22 de April de 2012 en Travel

Last month +Carlos Donderis guided us around Panama where we relaxed and enjoyed the country and their people. Although it is a total different place, I found it having many similarities with Thailand: tropical weather, slow lifestyle, big income difference between the city and the country side population; and a general feeling that they could […]

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