Winter Holidays – San Francisco (Day 1)

There are two airlines which fly direct to San Francisco from Beijing – Air China, and United Airlines. Having flown several times with the former, I decided to try the latter. US airlines do not always get the best reviews, but actually, from booking all the way through to flying with them, I found them …

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Winter Travels 2019 – Osaka (Day 2)

This trip was a short break – from Wednesday to Saturday. Thursday morning, after breakfast, I took the subway to the castle. This is an impressive structure, in the typical style of Japanese castles. It was originally built in the sixteenth century, but burnt down several times. The main tower of the castle was reconstructed …

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