Tokyo

After an amazing day in Nikko we headed to Tokyo, our final destination of the trip! We’d originally planned to spend our final 5 nights in a hotel but due to Golden Week prices on our first night were ridiculously high so we decided to have 1 final night in a hostel and the remaining […]

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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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Singapore Zoo

While in Singapore we headed to Singapore Zoo! The zoo covers 26 hectares and houses over 300 species, 26% of which are endangered! The zoo first opened in 1973 and adopts an “open concept” with large, spacious enclosures that are stimulating for the animals. The enclosures make clever use of streams and ditches to keep […]

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Singapore… Part 2…

While in Singapore we visited the zoo (post to follow), pottered around the shops, walked along the river, explored the gardens and public spaces dotted around the city (post to follow), visited temples and shrines, markets, food halls and had a night out on the Singapore Gay scene! Despite Singapore feeling rather Western at times […]

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Melbourne… Round 2!

After 84 days travelling the length of the East coast we said goodbye to Cairns and hopped on a plane back to Melbourne for a final farewell and our last 4 nights in Australia. Our friend Caroline had kindly agreed to play host for 2 nights (with 2 in the YHA) so we arrived in […]

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Port Douglas

After 4 nights in Cairns we headed down the road (66km, 1hr 4mins) to Port Douglas – a small coastal town with a lot of character and charm and the gateway to the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation! We’d planned 4 nights in Port Douglas with a day-trip to Cape Tribulation (post to follow). Port […]

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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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Rainbow Beach

After a week in Noosa pottering around the shops, national parks, everglades and getting our kit off at the nudist beaches we jumped back on the Greyhound and headed to Rainbow Beach – 138km (2hrs 4 mins) away. Rainbow Beach – as the name implies – is known for it’s beautiful coloured sands (post to […]

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Noosa

Time to hit the road again and head to Noosa! Noosa is the playground of the rich and famous, just 136km (1hr 44mins) from Brisbane and home to golden sands, beautiful houses, high-end shopping and the Noosa Everglades. Of the rich and famous the most notable is British business magnate and investor Sir Richard Branson […]

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