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… 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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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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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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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… 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… Part 2…

Brisbane is a city with a lot of surprises. There always seems to be something going on around the corner… whether it’s free mini-golf, live music or yummy produce markets. The city has a relaxed vibe and the bars, restaurants and clubs have a lot to offer. The South Bank is amazing (especially at night) […]

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Brisbane

After 4 nights in Byron Bay we hopped on the bus for a relatively short journey by Australian standards (165km, 1hr 46mins). We arrived in Brisbane and checked into our hostel with it’s city views and rooftop swimming pool! After a short swim we headed out and explored! Brisbane is the 3rd largest city in […]

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Sydney

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 […]

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Tekapo

After Mount Cook, entering our final few weeks in New Zealand, we hit the road and headed towards a little place called Tekapo known predominantly for it’s stunning blue lake. We had 2 days in Tekapo which we spent pottering around the very small centre, walking along the lake and enjoying the tranquil setting. On […]

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