Tokyo… Part 2…
Japan loves it’s cartoons and characters and everywhere you go you’re surrounded by singing, dancing, brightly coloured figures trying to sell or promote something! Our time in Tokyo Bay was no exception and we even stumbled across the Statue of Liberty and a giant Transformer! Japan is a country not afraid to embrace it’s inner-child […]
Singapore… Part 2…
After a 4 night stay in the beautiful Nara we headed to our next destination, Kyoto! Kyoto is a large city with a population of 1.5 million and is known predominantly for it’s temples & shrines (post to follow). Despite booking our accommodation in advance it was really difficult finding hostels that could accommodate us […]
Melbourne… Round 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 […]
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 […]
Melbourne: Art, Culture & Partying!
We arrived in Sydney after 4 uneventful nights in Canberra eager and ready to explore the city, party hard with our fellow travelling gays (Danny & Mitchell and Florian & Calvin), catch up with Sarah from back home and last-but-not-least celebrate Nick’s birthday! We’d planned a total of 11 nights in Sydney split between the […]
If you’re looking for a city of culture, art, music, entertainment and partying then Melbourne won’t let you down. The city embraces art of all shapes, sizes and mediums and the architecture mixes the modern with the traditional. Around every corner, on every block there’s a funky building, cow up a tree or sculpture waiting […]
After the awesomeness that was the Waikato region we headed to Rotorua and the next leg of our adventure. Rotorua is one of New Zealand’s thermally active regions and home to numerous hot pools, spa’s, lakes, redwood forests and thrill-seeker activities. We arrived in Rotorua and found our pitch for the night, the car park […]
After a wet start in New Zealand we headed from Northland to the Coromandel Peninsula. The Coromandel is a beautiful coastal peninsula that forms part of the Waikato region. During our time in the Coromandel Peninsula we visited the Miranda Hot Springs, Thames, Coromandel Town, Whitianga, Cathedral Cove, Hot Water Beach and Paeroa before heading […]
One of the highlights of our time in Fiji was watching the traditional Fijian dancers. Dance in Fiji, like music, food and clothing is a rich and expressive part of their culture. During our stay we watched 5 or 6 performances including traditional dance, knife dancing and fire dancing. The women sway their hips in […]