Hi!!!! Thank you for coming to my travel blog!!(^▽^)
*I'm gonna go to Europe from 3rd July to 28th Oct 2010. The first airport is Roma of Italy. If you are staying somewhere in Europe, I'd be happy if you let me stay in your home or show me around your city. I'm on a couch surfing .
And if you want to know about me more, come to my Web site! http://suemari.com

15 Nov 2010

Joinning radio

I will join a live radio program in Hua Hin, Thailand today as guest!
3pm in Thailand, 9am in Europe, 5pm in Japan, you can listen it in web site as well!
Hua hin Skyweb 98.5FM


I'm nervous already!!(>_<)
posted by Sue at 13:37 | Comment(0) | Thailand | Edit

06 Nov 2010

Money in Europe for 4 months

Italy 7/3~7/21, 10/21~10/28 25nights
(1Euro = 116yen)
644.8Euro / 25nights = 25.80Euro
74,787yen / 25nights = 2,992yen

Switzerland 7/21~7/26 5nights
(1CHF = 85.38yen)
294.45CHF / 5nights = 58.89CHF
25,141yen / 5nights = 5,028yen

Austlia 7/26~7/29, 8/2~8/8 9nights
(1Euro = 116yen)
97.24Euro / 9nights = 10.81Euro
11,280yen / 9nights = 1,254yen

Germany 7/29~8/2, 9/9~9/11 6nights
(1Euro = 116yen)
69.32Euro / 6nights = 11.56Euro
8041yen / 6nights = 1,341yen

Slovakia 8/8 1day
(1Euro = 116yen)

Hungary 8/8~8/11 3nights + 1train
(1Euro = 276Ft, 1Ft = 0.4yen)
19,380Ft / 4nights = 4,845Ft
70.22Euro / 4nights = 17.56Euro
7,752yen / 4nighs = 1,938yen

Serbia 8/12 1day
(1Dn = 1.069yen)

Bulgaria 8/13~8/15 2nights
(1Rv = 57.5yen)
68.69Rv / 2nights = 34.35Rv
3,950yen / 2nights = 1,975yen

Turkey 8/15~8/20 5nights + 1bus
(1TL = 59yen)
295.5TL / 6nights = 49.25TL
17,435yen / 6nights = 2,906yen

Greece 8/21~8/25 4nights
(1Euro = 116yen)
51.02Euro / 4nights = 12.76Euro
5,918yen / 4nigths = 1,480yen

Macedonia 8/25~8/26 1night + 1bus
(1DEN = 1.86yen)
2500DEN / 2night = 1250DEN
4,639yen / 2night = 2,320yen

Montenegro 8/27~8/29 2nights
(1Euro = 116yen)
72.28Euro / 2nights = 37.14Euro
7,518yen / 2nights = 4,308yen

Croatia 8/29~9/2 3nights + 1bus
(1Kn = 16yen)
935Kn / 4nights = 233.75Kn
11,856yen / 4nights = 3,740yen

Slovenia 9/2~9/5 3nights
(1Euro = 116yen)
75.49Euro / 3nights = 25.16Euro
8,757yen / 3niths = 2,919yen

Czech Republic 9/5~9/9 4nights
(1CzK = 4.7yen)
3875.9CzK / 4nights = 968.98CzK
18,217yen / 4nights = 4,554yen
*Why so expensive in Czech?
Because I bought a sleeping bag(999Czk) and a winter jacket(999Czk).
If I didn't buy it, it turns
1875.9CzK / 4nights = 468.98CzK
8,817yen / 4nights = 2,204yen

Netherlands 9/11~9/14 3nights
(1Euro = 116yen)
73.51Euro / 3nights = 24.50Euro
8,527yen / 3nights = 2,842yen

Belgium 9/14~9/16 2nights
(1Euro = 116yen)
92.39Euro / 2nights = 46.20Euro
10,717yen / 2nights = 5,359yen

England 9/16~9/20 4nights
(1Pound = 137yen)
100Pound / 4nights = 25Pound
13,700yen / 4nights = 3,425yen

France 9/20~9/26 6nights + 1bus
(1Euro = 116yen)
350.90Euro / 7nights = 50.13Euro
40,704yen / 7nights = 5,815yen
*It will be cheaper if I didn't apply a tour to Mont St-Michel, 130Euro.

Spain 9/27~9/28, 10/7~10/9, 10/12~10/21 12nights
(1Euro = 116yen)
384.98Euro / 12nights = 32.08Euro
44,658yen / 12nights = 3,721yen
*It will be cheaper if I didn't buy a flight ticket for Menorca(86.50Euro) and for Napoli(87.50Euro).

Portugal 10/9~10/12 2nights + 1bus
(1Euro = 116yen)
40.91Euro / 3nights = 13.64Euro
4,746yen / 3nights = 1,582yen

Morocco 9/28~10/7 9nights
(1Dh = 11yen)
1734.2Dh / 9nights = 192.69Dh
19,076yen / 9nights = 2,120yen
*It will be cheaper if I didn't apply a tour to Sahara dessert, 950Dh.

All together 7/3~10/28 118days
3058.36Euro / 118days = 25.92Euro
354,769yen / 118days = 3,007yen

Wooooow, 3000Euro for 4 months in Europe, 23 countries!!
This is the same price as a tour from Japan for 1 week!!

Actually, it was about 18Euro a day at first part of travel though, I spent a lot of money for transportation from middle part.(Also moved very long distance.)
If I could move more slowly, it might be 18Euro a day!?
Ummmm, but anyway, this price is almost same as I was in South East Asia...Awesome.
posted by Sue at 04:30 | Comment(0) | Note | Edit

28 Oct 2010

Good bye Europe

Today is the last day in Europe...
I stay in Roma around 2weeks but there are still a lot of place to go though, I go to shopping mall today!

To EUR Palasport by metro, then I took a bus 777.
In 3 bus stop, I got big shopping mall, Euroma2~!


This is a huge building the color is brown.

Walk, walk, hung around mall.

I bought these at super market.
Italian sweet,
Swiss chocolate,
wipe sponge,

I took bus again, then metro and tram, I came back to home,

Andrea cooked dinner for me!

Then Andrea took me to airport kindly.
Andrea hosted me 12nights actually though, I said a lot of thank and good bye.

If I don't use couch surfing, I never met him, but he let me use his house as real home, I can't thank you enough!!!!!

I arrived at airport, checked-in and passport control.

At passport control, the person didn't give me a stamp so I said "Give me a stamp!!", then he gave it to me.

What for I've checked my staying days in Schengen area so far...
Italy is really easygoing country...
(If they didn't give the stamp, I can't come inside Europe never..)

Then the plane dep time was 10pm was got delay 1hr...when the plane take off, some strage box cover above our head were opened...I worried about some baggage be falled down...anyway the plane took off.(Airline of Italy...)

Not yummy flight meal even I wonder it's a meal for human.

Breakfast is fine.

....whoa~~~, my 4 months travel in Eurpe was ended finally....
Just 4 months is not enough for Europe as very big!!!
But come to think of it, I never expected I could travel around Europe by couch surfing, almost 100%!!

Many my host said to me, "you can stay here more", "you can move here", "you can work here",,, I was very happy..!
But I can stay in Schengen area just 90 days... but also I traveled 23 countries..!!

I just had a few Europian friends before Europe though, I met various people every day, I ate various cuisine a lot, I visited many museums, I got a lot of inspiration....
I am really glad to come to Europe~~~~***

Thank my host, thank everyone I met!!

My Europe travel is ended.

I enjoyed a loooooooot XD
posted by Sue at 22:41 | Comment(0) | Italy | Edit

27 Oct 2010

Museum in Roma

Today's Breakfast/Lunch, Pasta*

I go to center by tram, 1Euro.

I bought a picture for my Japanese friend, 10Euro.

Well, today I visit National museum in Roma.

Museo Nazionale Romano

I bought a ticket for 4 museum, 7Euro.

Hey you! You were also in the British museum, weren't you!?


By the way,,, this statue's name is...


Question? Question at the end!?!?
Question on National museum!!!! (lol)

I go to next museum.

Terme di Diocleziano

This is it.

Well, next museum.

I walked through in front of the Santa Maria Maggiore,

walk, walk.

Wow, it's a curtain of leaves!! XD

Column of Trajan

Then I arrived at next museum, Crypta Balbi, and hunged around inside though, there was nothing to see so much, they also said "Come to 5:45 if you want to see underground".
So just I headed to next museum.

I walke through on ruin "Area Sacra d. Argentina",

Walk on a beautiful Piazza Navona,

Then I arrived at
Museo Nazionale Altemps

This museum also was not so nice, there were not so much staff to see though,
what's this face between a breast...?

Well, I walked back to before museum at 5:45 and joined a underground tour,,,

it's looks like a underground water way...?

Ummm,,, it was not so nice national museum in Roma than I expected...
I found a lot of funny Roma'n stuff at other country's museum though, maybe they took funny one already on their country.

At night, Andrea took me to famous restaurant for typical Roman style*

It seems we need a reservation though, we could sit down, lucky!
After us, every seat were taken by a lot of customer.

Atmosphere is like a Japanese typical restaurant as well.

Hand made pasta with sauce that soup made by tail of cow(?), I orderd for trying.

It was a interesting taste, the taste was cow's tail....hahaha,,
Andrea ordered one was better than mine!!

Boiled vegetable and lamb with red wine*

At last we drink 2 kind of Italian alcohol :)

Ummmmm, I'm full XD

It was so interesting restaurant, thank you Andrea!!
posted by Sue at 22:41 | Comment(0) | Italy | Edit

26 Oct 2010

Hung around Roma

Andrea prepared a breakfast for me*
Grazie, Andrea!

Well,,, it's rain today from morning...
Ok, fine.

I confirm my flight and do Internet.

When I was in home until noon, Andrea came back to home from work once,

He cooked pasta for me~*
Grazie mile, Andrea~***

Weather was getting better from afternoon, so I go out for sight seeing :D



I hung around Roma after 4months though, there are interesting archtecture a lot here, so interesting city.

When I came here first time, I thought "This is Europe..!" though, now I know there are much sight than the other place.

Well, weather is not so nice, so shall I go to museum??
Oh, I wanted to go a place.

Walk, walk.

Santa Maria Immacolata Concezione

To be surprise, there is aweson room that decolated by 4000 monk's bones..!!!

I entered the room,,,

What a aweson...

What a scary beautiful...

It's like a great art, beautiful.

Yeah, well, thinking of Italian way is aweson...

Actually, it's prohibited to take a picture inside, so please search it in google if you want to see the picture ;)

Next I walk on "Villa Borghese".

Goethe's statue.

Some object on the park.

When I walked around the park, I came to "Monte Pincio" somehow,

wooow, nice view with sunset!!! :D

Whoa~~~, Roma***

But the weather is getting worse..?

walk, walk.

Piazza del poporo

Gate of poporo

Oops, it's starting rain, so I went back to home.

Andrea said "Why don't we eat pizza for dinner?"
Of course I agree with it~~~***

Italian red beer with nice smell.

Italian ham, delisious melone and olive in fryed ball*


I satisfied he took me to unexpensive and good restaurant***
Grazie, Andrea!!

We went back to home and I slept without write blog.
These days I am writing blog in a morning.
posted by Sue at 22:41 | Comment(0) | Italy | Edit
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