My top 3 most memorable moments in Japan are all related to snow:
#1 seeing the elegant red-crowned cranes in the snow in Hokkaido:
#2 snapping tons of photos of the Japanese snow monkeys:
#3 staying at a farmhouse in the village of Shirakawa-go and waking up to snowfall:
Greenland is the only new country I visited in 2016 and it turns out to be very special. There is not a single moment on that trip that I do not cherish.
Back home, I’ve spent time hiking, eating and playing tourist. I’ve also done quite a bit of cooking trying out new recipes, especially with foraged ingredients, such as ramps dumpling, wild mushroom lasagna, and this elderflower cordial that I’ve turned into a refreshing delicious gelée.
I am looking forward to 2017 because we will be back to France after being away for three years and we also have plans to visit the Piemonte region of Italy, as well as a trip to visit several US National Parks.
I would like to thank all of you who took the time reading my blog, making comments or simply stopping by. You are the reason I am still writing it. I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017!