Hope everyone had a nice Summer holiday!
As you may noticed, our website hasn't been updated for a while, and we're so sorry about that!
With my wife, we went back to our hometown, Paris, to visit our relatives & friends, to do some sightseeing in our beautiful city and of course, we tasted some famous French pastries and restaurants, such as La Pâtisserie des Rêves, well-known for its Paris Brest as you can see below, but also L'Ambroisie, a 3 stars Michelin, where we celebrated our 2 years Wedding Anniversary.
But, the purpose of our trip to Europe this year, was for our best friend's wedding in Portugal, which was wonderful!!!
The couple is living in Hong Kong for more than 4 years now. Because of their international background, all their guests came from all around the world. It was also a good opportunity for us to see all our common friends, as we are all living in different countries... Anyway: Perfect event for a nice gathering!!!
The wedding took place in Caldas da Rainha in the north of Lisbon (~1hr by car) from a Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. After the wedding, we had an adventurous road trip with 2 other good friends who were at the wedding too, but living in Hong Kong and Sydney.
We drove from Caldas da Rainha to Nazaré, to Aveiro, to Porto, then we split in 2 groups as our trip in Portugal was shorter. So we took the train back to Lisbon. The weather, transportation, food, people, were great! So, I will recommend you this country! I don't detail too much here, as the post itself is becoming longer and longer, so if you have any question, put it in the comments!
Once back to Japan, we left Tokyo for a weekend with some runner friends. We went to hike the second highest mountain Alps after Mount Fuji. It was an intense effort, but really worth it!