It’s a reptile that can measure up to 3m long and weigh up to 70 kg. It belongs to the biggest species of lizard in the world. It was believed to have disappeared until, at the start of the 20th century, it was discovered on an Indonesian island. Fewer than 6000 specimens remain. Its name? [...]

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Posted on Wednesday 10 April 2013 Wednesday 10 April 2013

Its name means: “marshes of gold”. The story goes that it is derived from the legend of Togoro Imohori who used to wash gold dust in a local marsh, thus giving the city of Kanazawa, founded in 1583, its name. Centuries later, the gold is still here. Not in the marshes, but in the hands [...]

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Posted on Wednesday 30 January 2013 Wednesday 30 January 2013

  The cruise along the coastline of Japan on board le SOLEAL has come to an end, but the journey is far from over. After 9 exhilarating days experiencing the flavours and colours of the Japanese archipelago, extend your trip with 4 days on land. Not just to make the journey last. But to make it even [...]

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Posted on Wednesday 14 November 2012 Wednesday 14 November 2012

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