Got your back: Photos from behind + Short Stories

Back of my father and mother which feels smaller.Back of my sister looking at her little daughter.Back of people walking in front of me. There is no mouth on the back.But it tells a lot… Joy,Anger,Sorrow,Jealousy,Love… In an intangible language. The photo gallery Got your back has photos focused on someone’s back with short stories.Hope you find the interest in them! 日本語Français

Belgium: Old Capital Bruges

Bruges is about 1 hour from Leuven by train without transfer.You can get to the city center in 10 minutes from the station.My mother and I joined the canal cruise right after we arrived there. There were many swans resting near the Flemish Béguinages.We were surprised how big they were. We also found a huge art with a height of 12 meters.It was built with approximately 5 tons of plastic trash from the Pacific Ocean in order to generate the attention among marine conservation.The art was ironically beautiful, even though it was made from the trash. Bruges, which has a medieval townscape, seemed a little bit like Kyoto to us.Although…

Belgium: Montagne de Bueren in Liège

Liège is about 40 minutes from Leuven by train.I went there for sightseeing with my mother while my chèri was working.To go to the center of Liège, change the train at Liège-Guillemins, and get off at Liège-Palais.It was first time for us to use the train in Belgium but quite easy! After arriving to Liège-Palais afternoon, we went to Place du Marché to look for lunch.We filled up ourselves with pasta and wine at the Italian restaurant Il Calpacio and headed to Montagne de Bueren. Montagne de Buerren was built in 1875, having 373 stairs to go up the mountain.It was a great weather…or too good.We regretted that we had…

Belgium: Life in Leuven

Leuven is only 30 minute away from Brussels both by car and by train.We stayed there about three weeks in this summer.It is a famous “univercity” in Belgium, but we were lucky to have been there while the summer break. Leuven was a safe and nice-sized city, especially for my mother to walk around.We went on a day trip but always came back to Leuven for dinner.Our favourite restaurants are the Italian ZOff and the ethnic restaurant Kalypta.We also found a clothing store, Profiel, mainly dealing with Belgian high brands. We were having good days in Leuven until the final week of stay.It happened after my mother went back to…

Korea: Seoul & Chéri

Korea trip, we spent the later half in Seoul.My Korean friends took us to 북촌한옥마을Bukchon Hanok Maeul and 남산Namsan Seoul Tower.Historical Bukchon area had cute cafe shops in a renovated old house. What we were looking forward in Seoul was authentic Korean food!One of my friends took us to her favourite 삼겹살Samgyeopsal (pork belly) restaurant, still unknown to the tourists.Another friends took us to Hangang Park.It was interesting to have a food delivery to the park! Also, we joined in a Kimchi making class.The Korean couple holding a class were very chatty and friendly!Unfortunately it was raining outside, but we could enjoy half a day there. Korean food, including cheese…

Korea: Busan & Chéri

Korea was my third time but first time for my chéri to visit.This time we spent in Busan, Gyeongju and Seoul for 6 nights in total.In Busan, our Korean friend took us to the places such as해동 용궁사Haedong Yonggungsa (temple), 범어사Beomeosa (temple) and 감천문화마을Gamcheon Munhwa Ma-Eul (Gamcheon Culture Village). My impression of Busan is “colorful”.The temples are painted with green, yellow and red.For the coming Buddha’s birthday, there were many paper lanterns prepared when we visited.Gamcheon had so many tourists to see the colorful village and photogenic arts. During the tour, my chéri found a windmill hair accessory and decided to put it on each head for fun.Maybe this whose-windmill-turn-the-most…

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