Sunday, October 29, 2017

I Go to ”The Oasis on Lake Travis”

I went to a restaurant that had a beautiful sunset view, live music show and a dancing space with my colleagues in Austin, Texas.

The name of the restaurant was ”The Oasis on Lake Travis.”

The restaurant also served delicious foods and Texas drinks with a friendly manner.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

I Go to Ashio Copper Mine in Tochigi

I went to Ashio Copper Mine Museum
It is located just two hours distance from home by car. Even so, I had little knowledge about the mine.
I studied about it and found that it had quite a history.
The Ashio mine had been in existence since 1600 when it belonged to the Tokugawa shogunate.
At that time it produced about 1,500 tons annually, although this declined when the mine was once closed in 1800.
It became privately owned in 1871 following the industrialization initiated by the Meiji restoration.
In 1880s, the production had increased dramatically, reaching 4,090 tons annually.
It was 39 percent of Japan's copper production. The mine was shut down in 1973.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Transportation in U.A.E. #5 Cars / Bikes

Scenery of a new city and an old town are quite different. The old town keeps its traditional shops and streets. They use cars, bikes or motor-bikes as their daily commuting vehicles. On the other hand, people living in the new city walk between state-of-the-art high-rises and ride a brand new cars.
Which do you like?  Yes, I like both new city and old town environment and people living there. I promise that you can enjoy visiting both old and new Dubai.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Transportation in U.A.E. #4 Tram / Street Railway

It is said that the Dubai tram just opened three years ago in November 2014.

It depends on when we ride though, trams are not crowded like metro at all and very clean.

The tram station 'Palm Jumeirah' connects with the Palm Monorail station.
The picture up was 'a palm shaped man-made island.' I took the picture in front of the the Palm Monorail station wall.
The picture below was the view from the Palm Jumeirah tram station.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Transportation in U.A.E. #3 Boat / Abra

The best way of crossing the Dubai river or Dubai Creek is by boat.

The citzens there call it abra; the view from the abra is very nice and fare is cheap, only 1 dirham about quarter US dollar with every couple of minutes departures.

You can see mosques, buildings and river side scenery.