Category Archives: Restaurants

Nosy Lodge, Nosy Be, Madagascar

October 5-9, 2016 Nosy Lodge, located on Ambondrona Beach 10K north of Hell-ville, is just a 3 minute walk down the beach from Scuba Nosy Be. The small resort has 3 seaside bungalows, a few garden bungalows and a couple … Continue reading

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Allamanda Hotel, Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar

Allamanda Hotel at the end of town along the sea is an easy walk from the center. The white buildings above the water’s edge are set along a grassy path, the first row with great sea views. The upscale suites … Continue reading

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Relais des Plateaux, Antananarivo, Madagascar

September 30, 2016 Relais de Plateaux Hotel and Restaurant is a convenient but pricey option near the Ivato International Airport (Antananarivo). The 10 minute transfer to and from the airport is included in the price. The business traveler type rooms … Continue reading

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Sleeping and Dining in Tokyo, Japan

October 9-11, 2017 Remm Hibiya This reasonably priced modern hotel, located directly across the street from the Imperial Palace Hotel, has easy access to many of Tokyo’s top sights and neighborhoods, including the Ginza shopping district directly to the east … Continue reading

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Castle and Sushi in Odawara, Japan

October 7-9, 2017 If you are taking the shinkansen (bullet train) to Hakone, a mountainous weekend getaway out of Tokyo, you might find yourself in Odawara. How about a castle and sushi before heading into the mountains? Odawara Castle, a … Continue reading

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Sleeping and Dining in Hakone, Japan

October 7 and 8, 2017 Palace Hotel Hakone is scheduled to close in January 2018 making this post moot, but for documentation purposes I will post it anyway. This aging resort hotel boasts views of Mt Fuji and Lake Ashi … Continue reading

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Sleeping and Dining in Kanazawa, Japan

October 1, 2017 For sights in Kanazawa see the previous post.   Hotel Resol Trinity This Western style hotel is a nice break from a series of ryokan. Not that I don’t like the ryokan experience but sometimes it’s nice … Continue reading

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