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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Nikko

After a short stay in Takayama and with a slightly less painful foot we hopped on the train and headed to Nikko. Nikko is a small town nestled in amongst the mountains and is known for it’s temples, shrines and as the entrance to the Nikko National Park. Unfortunately we only had 1 night in […]

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Takayama

After 3 nights in Hiroshima we hoped back on the Shinkansen and headed to a little mountain town called Takayama. Takayama is known for it’s high quality timber, highly skilled carpenters and Sake! Like few other Japanese cities Takayama still retains a traditional touch and has fast become the town of choice for travellers wanting […]

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Cairns

After a relaxing few days at Mission Beach it was time to hop on our last Greyhound bus – YAY! – and head to Cairns, 139km (1hr 52mins) away. Cairns is the gateway to the Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef and is a great base for Atherton Tablelands (post to follow), Port Douglas (post […]

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Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island – as the name suggests – is a mountainous island 5km offshore from the city of Townsville covering 52km2 and is home to a permanent population of just over 2100. The island gets it’s name from the apparent magnetic effect the island had on Captain Cook’s compass as he sailed by in 1770 […]

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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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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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Cook Islands

After almost 3 months travelling around North America and seeing and doing some amazing things it was time so say goodbye and head off to our next destination the Cook Islands. The Cook Islands are a collection of 15 islands in the South Pacific in free association with New Zealand. The main island is Rarotonga […]

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