• Florida,  USA

    Vizcaya Museum & Gardens: a throwback to the past

    Would you like to experience a little bit of Europe while in Miami? Then, you should definitely visit Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, a Renaissance-inspired villa overlooking Biscayne Bay. In a moment, you’ll feel like you have suddenly been teleported to a 16th-century European estate, but with a tropical background. The stark contrast between this architecture and what you are used to seeing anywhere else in Miami will surely impress you! A bit of history on Vizcaya Museum & Gardens Once the winter estate of Chicago businessman James Deering, Vizcaya and its beautiful gardens were built between 1914 and 1922. The complex originally consisted of 180 acres, including the Main House,…

  • Japan,  Tokyo

    Beautiful Parks and Gardens in Tokyo!

    Tokyo, one of the biggest metropolis on earth and, with no doubt, the most populated one. Ads and huge tv screens anywhere, sparkling lights, skyscrapers, Shibuya’s famous scramble crossing, fast (not to mention punctual) bullet trains. These are only some of the images that likely cross people’s minds when they try to picture this modern city. It thus comes as a surprise to many that Tokyo is actually full of greeneries. Indeed, many beautiful parks and gardens can be found scattered around the city. These areas become the “sacred” place for both visitors and residents alike to take a break from the grey landscape of Tokyo’s architecture. Parks offer a…