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 […]

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Osaka… Part 2…

Osaka is a great place to relax, shop and party the night away! The city is full of shopping malls of all shapes, sizes and budgets and there’s a great food and drink scene with restaurants to suit all tastes! Food in Japan is varied and wonderful and not speaking Japanese can lead to some […]

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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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Kuranda… Part 2…

After a stunning ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway we arrived at the small village of Kuranda! Kuranda is a quirky place with an laid back, relaxed, hippy vibe and is home to artisans of all descriptions – from painters to sculptors and foodies! The markets and stalls in Kuranda are an eclectic mix and […]

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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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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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Melbourne… Part 2…

After spending the morning at the market and sampling some of the yummy produce we headed to Melbourne’s Harbour Town for a potter around the shops and the waterfront. Harbour Town, like many of Melbourne’s suburbs is another great space in the city to relax, unwind, grab a bite to eat and a beer and […]

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Melbourne

After an amazing 4 months exploring North and South New Zealand (15th September, 2013 – 3rd January, 2014) we hopped on a plane and headed to Australia, the next leg of our around the world tour and our home for 3 months (3rd January, 2014 – 1st April, 2014)! Our time in Australia starts with […]

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