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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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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Kyoto

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 […]

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Nara… Part 3…

Perhaps my favourite shrine in Nara – despite not having a 15 meter tall statue of Buddha – is Kasuga Taisha! What I loved most about Kasuga Taisha is it’s bold simplicity… although not the largest, grandest or most popular shrine in Nara it’s simple clean lines, vibrant orange and red paintwork and lanterns make […]

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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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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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Mission Beach

After the amazing, awesome, fantastic Magnetic Island we popped back onto Greyhound for our penultimate bus ride to Mission Beach – 240km (2hrs 57mins) away. Mission Beach is a unique spot in Australia where two World Heritage sites meet – the Tropical Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef! Although there’s lots to do in and […]

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Airlie Beach

After a largely boring time in Agnes Water we headed to the bus stop and hopped on the overnight bus to Airlie Beach. Although the night bus isn’t the most pleasant of experiences it’s a great way to save money on a nights accommodation and if you manage to get some sleep isn’t a bad […]

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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: Art & Culture

Brisbane has it all! Theatres, galleries, museums, history and lots of culture! The city is full of sculptures, artworks, monuments and inspiring spaces and is a great place to explore if you’re an art lover! While in the city we snapped numerous art installations, visited the State Library of Queensland, rode to the top of […]

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