Sunday, August 21, 2016

Last Lunch

After 3 weeks of summer holiday, now it is time to go back to work, meaning Amsterdam.
Did not notice but a new Ramen place was opened just a few blocks from my apt. It was as good as Ippudo I had in Tokyo.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Ice Cream

On the way back from Boston, we stopped by our favorite creamery in Connecticut. I have to say, better than any places, except Penn State creamery.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Last Meal

Last Meal of this vacation. Found this neighborhood type Italian place,15 minutes walk from the hotel.
First raw oysters on this trip to start, and calbonara was really good.
Perfect way to conclude our great summer trip. Till next trip in October to JAPAN.

Boston sightseeing

Public Library near by is the oldest in the country. The inside is museum quality. There might be a wedding as they are decorating a room with tons of flowers.

Famous canoli for mid day snack.

Breakfast at Famous Place

A few blocks from the hotel, we luckily found this place they opened their first place in Portland. Biscuits with gravy... Perfect combination of salty and sweetness. PERFECT.

Friday, August 12, 2016


Another hour drive to Boston. Stopped by Cambridge to see Harvard in person, and a famous library in front of our hotel. Similar to but different from NYC.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Dinner with Beer

Is it legal to have beer with 11 points alcohol?  Darkest I have ever had.

Found It

This is as close as we could find about the treaty in 1905. No picture was allowed but I did not know about it.

Lunch with View

Didn't know but Portsmouth is the place where Japan and Russia ended it's war in 1905. Unfortunately we could not find the site but this is the place where diplomats stayed for it.

Breakfast at Colby's

A very warm and steamy morning in Portsmouth.  10 minutes walk was well worth it for this tasty pancake.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


One hour drive from Portland. A historical site, Portsmouth is our next stop. Restored historical site to explore.

Maine Means L.L. Bean

We needed to come here even though we are not outdoor geeks.
Our better find was this custard place. It looks smaller than the actual size. For my defence, it was my lunch.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

To Peaks Islans

A quick.stop at a famous donuts place for snack later. 17 minutes ride to one of 200 islands in Maine. 4 miles to walk around the island and some beautiful views. Now nap time.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Fantastic Meal at Fore Street

Supposed to be the best restaurant in Portland. Yes, it was good. The waiter was impresses with the way I completed this block cod dish.

Road Trip to Portland

Perfect weather to walk around the town. After some nice walk, cool beer is the perfect spot to cook down. It is so mellow and you can forget the daily life you are in.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Road Trip to Maine

This year we decided to go to North and Portland, Maine was our first stop. It is famous for lobster, so we needed have it on our first day.
This ice-cream was gigantic.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Summer Inspired Dinner

All about summer. Many greens and reds on the table. Don't forget squid.