Senso-ji temple (or Asakusa shrine) is one of the most important Buddhist temples in Tokyo. The official name is Kinryūzan.
It was first completed in 645 and destroyed over the centuries a couple of times because of fires, earthquakes and wars but always rebuild on the same place, latest in 1958.
It’s located in the Asakusa area and should be on the must see list when in Tokyo.
From trainstation Asakusa it’s only a short walk to the temple. On the way to the temple (this path is called Nakamise-dori) there are many traditional stalls.
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Der Tempel Senso-ji (oder auch Asakusa Schrein) ist einer der bedeutendsten buddhistischen Tempel in Tokio. Der offizielle Name lautet Kinryūzan.
Er wurde das erste Mal 645 fertiggestellt und über die Jahrhunderte mehrfach durch Feuer, Erdbeben und Kriege zerstört, jedoch immer wieder an selber Stelle neu aufgebaut, zuletzt 1958.
Der Tempel befindet sich in Asakusa und sollte bei einem Tokio Trip auf der Must-see Liste stehen.
Vom Bahnhof Asakusa ist es nur ein kurzer Weg zum Tempel. Der Weg dorthin (dieser Bereich nennt sich Nakamise-dori) ist von vielen traditionellen Geschäften gesäumt.
Old barrels at Guinness brewery in Dublin.
Guinness brewery at St. James Gate brewery in Dublin was founded in 1759 by Arthur Guinness.
Although it is not the largest brewery in the world anymore it’s still the largest brewer of stout.
The best known brew is Guinness Draught. A dark, ruby-red stout with flavors of malt, coffee and chocolate and it’s typical creamy foam.
Whenever you are in Dublin take your time to visit the Guinness brewery. You’ll learn a lot about brewing and the ingredients, for Guinness in specific of course. They will give you tips how to drink a Guinness the best way, to taste all of the flavors.
If you want you can learn to pour your own perfect pint of Guinness and get a certificate for it.
At the end redeem your entrance-voucher for a fresh poured pint at Gravity bar. The bar is located on the 7th floor with a great view over Dublin and the Wicklow mountains.
An old motto says: Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper. It means it is wise to start your day with a large cooked breakfast. Such a motto could very much be applied to the traditional full Irish breakfast.
A large cooked breakfast of meat (sausages, bacon and black and white puddings), eggs, baked beans, tomatoes and mushrooms all fried in creamery butter. It is served with homemade Irish soda or brown bread or toast.
A strong cup of breakfast tea is perfect to wash down your full Irish.
This meal was traditionally concocted to prepare one for a full days heavy work outside on cold winter days. Today it’s served in many pubs as a all-day-breakfast also after official breakfast times.
Whenever you are at Munich International Airport and feel for typical Bavarian food you have to go to “Airbräu”.
In this case it’s a variation of crispy duck, suckling pig roast and pork neck with crackling on top of Sauerkraut and red cabbage. It comes with bread dumplings and potato dumplings.
To wash it down they serve you 1 liter of their home brewed beer.
“Airbräu” is a quite typical Bavarian restaurant with own brewery. You get all of the meat dishes you expect from Bavarian restaurants but also a great variation of tasteful vegetarian dishes. And of course little snacks, in Bavaria they are called “Brotzeiten”. If you are not so hungry you have to try a “Obatzda” at least. It’s a creamy camembert cheese, mixed up with bell pepper powder and onions.
“Airbräu” is located between T1 and T2 with a huge beer garden. As there is a roof between the terminals the beer garden can also be used on rainy days.
Moulin Rouge is one of the best known cabarets in the world.
It is located next to Montmartre in the Pigalle district.
The cabaret is named after the red windmill on the roof.
Moulin Rouge is the spiritual birthplace of the modern Can-Can dance.
Today, Moulin Rouge is one of Paris’s best known tourist attractions that offers musical dance entertainment.
Pyramide du Louvre
Louvre Pyramid is the largest of four pyramids made of glass and metal in the main courtyard of the Louvre Palace.
Completed in 1989 it now serves as the main entrance to the Louvre Museum.
It’s a well-known landmark of Paris.
A French breakfast isn’t that big. Mostly you’ll just have a Café au lait and a croissant.
This couple you get in every bakery or bistro.
If you are lucky and it’s sunny and warm enough you can enjoy the breakfast on a terrace and watch people passing by.