Kobe… Part 2…

While in Kobe we pottered around the many shopping malls, strolled along the bay, headed to Kobe’s Kitano district, rode a cable car up the Rokko Mountain and sampled some of the yummy food on offer! Kitano is a quirky district of Kobe at the base of the Rokko Mountain and is famous for it’s […]

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Kobe

After Kyoto we headed South-West to Kobe – the 6th largest city in Japan with a population of 1.5 million and famous for it’s Arima Onsen (hot springs) and Kobe Beef! Kobe is a port town sandwiched between the sea and the Rokko Mountain Range and is thought of as one of Japan’s most attractive […]

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Kyoto… Part 3…

As well as it’s history and architecture Kyoto (and Japan in general) is a great place to spot wildlife! During our time in Japan we’ve seen herons, cranes, turtles, frogs, lizards and lots and lots of koi carp! As a break from the temples and shrines we decided to walk the Philosophers Path (Tetsugaku no […]

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Kyoto… Part 2…

After a couple of days exploring and visiting some of the stunning temples & shrines (post to follow) we headed off to the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest – a 30-40 minute walk from the Utano YHA. The bamboo forest is located near the Ōi River and is surrounded by beautiful gardens and narrow streets lined with […]

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Osaka

After an amazing 6 nights in Singapore we hopped on a plane and flew to Japan (Monday 7th, April), our final destination of our round the world trip! For those following our adventures from the start you might recall that we were supposed to go to China before Japan! Unfortunately due to a change in […]

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Singapore: Quirky Architecture

Singapore has some incredibly bizarre, quirky and random architecture and has thrust itself into the modern age with some of it’s buildings, parks and public spaces. Singapore is a great mix of traditional and modern and on the same street you’ll find temples, shrines and rustic buildings next to a towering high-rise with giant bird […]

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Singapore

After a boozy farewell to Australia we headed to the airport and Singapore! I wasn’t sure what to expect from Singapore so I arrived with an open-mind eager to explore the city, it’s customs, culture and food! We’d booked 6 nights in Singapore with little or no plan other than to explore the city, enjoy […]

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Townsville

After 3 nights bobbing up and down at sea in the Whitsundays and a couple more partying and recovering in Airlie Beach we got back on the infamous (but necessary) Greyhound and headed to Townsville, 276km (3 hours 31 minutes) away. Like Airlie Beach, Townsville is used as a gateway city – in this case […]

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Noosa… Part 2…

With so much to do in Noosa we wanted to make sure we made the most of our time whilst still being able to relax on the beach, potter around the shops and soak up the sun and beautiful setting. After a day of settling in we headed out, water and sunscreen at the ready […]

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Brisbane: Art & Culture

Brisbane has it all! Theatres, galleries, museums, history and lots of culture! The city is full of sculptures, artworks, monuments and inspiring spaces and is a great place to explore if you’re an art lover! While in the city we snapped numerous art installations, visited the State Library of Queensland, rode to the top of […]

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