Miffa Chan


Miffa, Tometaro and Cafemiffy
December 30, 2012, 1:51 am
Filed under: Caffe Miffy, Restaurants, Travel
We have been in Chiba prefecture, that is close to Narita airport. Our friends, Cafemiffy, has brought us to a traditional and very special Soba restaurant.

As you know Soba is Japanese noodle that is made from buckwheat (trigo sarraceno).

We had Soba Soshu (liquor) and a lot of delicatessen, including the best Tempura, we have ever had.


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More Wales – Swansea and Tenby
October 1, 2012, 11:46 am
Filed under: country living, hotels, Travel, united kingdom, Wales

During our stay in UK we decided to optimize transportation and thus we were in a place that is well known for being just in the middle of all the routes.
London, Southwest, Southeast, North, The Midlands, all these places are around 2 hundred something miles away from our place.
Driving in UK is not a pleasant activity, lot of cars, road works, bad weather, lot of detours, traffic cameras…

The above means that two hundred and something miles are almost four hundred kilometres and four to five hours to arrive your destination. 

We were forced to split our Welsh -one day express trip- into a -two days explorer expedition- in order to visit a decent place that would pay for the time and gas used.
Forget anything you have heard about Swansea, just don’t stop there and move North towards Tenby and around.

Above: Swansea’s beach at low tide

Above: Our place at Tenby’s – a nice old hotel built
 on the site of an ancient monastery



The Great British Summer (we’re not kidding)
October 1, 2012, 11:18 am
Filed under: Bunnies, Chan family, Travel, u, united kingdom
With so many pictures to display, enjoy and comment, one sometimes miss several nice ones.
Prior to our trip to Thailand, we were in UK. Obviously we were “invited” to go there rather than we desired to go, but anyways…
I managed to make some good friends there, like Rosie – Belgium- and a bunch of cows made out concrete!!!!

 Planes, gas stations and traffic lights close to HRG airport
 You know Rosie, the Belgian hare? Nice fur that I envy
 We manage to drive high output luxury cars like this MB S-Class
And a lot of “non bunnie family” friends came with me on asisgnment

Bunnies were there – the boat project – 



Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
September 9, 2012, 6:05 pm
Filed under: Bangkok, Chan family, scams, Travel
Located around 100 kms from Bangkok Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is the bigest floating market in Thailand.

May be in the past it was worth of visiting this place but now is infected with tourists and its mere existence is to be one of the worst tourist traps in the country.

Normally you book a day trip from your hotel in Bangkok. The price is quite expensive, but you think it will be a great journey. Unfortunately a small van picks you up from the hotel just to get into a big bus with plenty of other people who ate the bait.

A first stop in a coconut oil factory in the way to the market made us suspicious, then you arrive to a long boat deck where an endless line of these machines are waiting to navigate you though the channels.

But the nice pictures you saw in your travel guide of people approaching your boat to sell their merchandise or your boat gently by the side of a nice food stall are that “just pictures”

Instead you arrive to a concrete structure plenty of shops and food stalls. Everything that you will find is pure crap, the same you can buy in any other market.

A great deception that is shared with almost all the people who visited the place. 

Our advice, take a tour in the Chao Praya river, cheaper, nicer and less time consuming.



South Wales – Crómlechs
September 8, 2012, 11:59 am
Filed under: Beaches, country living, England, Travel

During our first days spent in UK we decided to visit Wales. Driving in this part of Great Britain is a nightmare of Motorways, multiple lanes roads, lot of traffic, stupid roundabouts, but while arriving Wales is just a nightmare maze, plenty of narrow roads where a crash is behind almost any curve.

Father Bunny loves to drive on the wrong side of the road, so he swalloved almost 600 miles in two days with a smiling face.

On Sunday, our Car Navigation System told us we were about five hours far from home, but despite time of the day we decided to seek for a Crómlech* near Trefin.

No one knew about it, so we spent two hours and walked 3 miles along the Welsh coastline to spot it.

When we decided to return, and when Father Bunny was totally pissed off, he founded it right in from of us.

It’s located inside a sheep farm!!!!! Why they don’t just place a sign?

May be they don’t like visitors

*Cromlech is a Brythonic word (Breton/Welsh) used to describe prehistoric megalithicstructures, where crom means “bent” or “curved” and llech means “slab” or “flagstone“.[1] The term is now virtually obsolete in archaeology, but remains in use as a colloquial term for two different types of megalithic monument.

In English it usually refers to dolmens, the remains of prehistoric stone chamber tombs.[2] However, it is widely used in French and Spanish to describe stone circles. Confusingly, some English-speaking archaeologists, such as Aubrey Burl, use this second meaning for cromlech in English too.[3]


Miffa visited Wales
September 6, 2012, 12:34 am
Filed under: Beaches, sea, Travel, united kingdom, Wales
We have done more than 2.000 miles in UK by now. Father Bunny got a new car, a nice DS3, a tiny car, but quite nice.

Today we’re in the British Riviera (yes, they’re crazy) but we have visited very nice places like Wales.

Check some pictures I took in a medieval town




Sunny Midsummer day at Buckinghamshire
August 31, 2012, 1:19 pm
Filed under: Bunnies, Caffe Miffy, Travel, united kingdom


After our summer holidays in Thailand – where cars have no heaters, just air conditioning – we arrived to Barcelona.

There, surprisingly, temperature was even higher than in Koh Samui!! Tired from a long plane travel from Bangkok to Helsinki and from there to Barcelona we unpacked all our stuff and specially all the nice presents our Cafemiffy made to us.
I was especially lucky, because my friends brought me this beautiful and adorable small white rabbit.
He wanted to go around Barcelona, but rabbits (specially white ones) don’t like beaches and sun.
A few days ago we took a plane again and now we are in United Kingdom enjoying a mix of rain & sun that people of this area (around 100 km North of London) call “Midsummer”.
We are in a beautiful red brick two stories typical house with a nice garden, so what could be better than some afternoon picnic?