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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Kyoto… Part 2…

After a couple of days exploring and visiting some of the stunning temples & shrines (post to follow) we headed off to the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest – a 30-40 minute walk from the Utano YHA. The bamboo forest is located near the Ōi River and is surrounded by beautiful gardens and narrow streets lined with […]

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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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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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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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Oamaru

Our next stop in New Zealand was Oamaru. Oamaru is a little town on the coast known predominantly for 2 things, penguins and Victoriana. Although we’d already seen the amazing yellow-eyed penguins in the Catlins we’d fallen in love with the adorable creatures and wanted to see them again in Oamaru… that was until we […]

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Queenstown

After an amazing 6 nights in Wanaka we hit the road and headed to Queenstown, probably one of New Zealand’s most popular tourist towns! Although leaving Wanaka was hard we were filled with the excitement of heading to a party town, meeting up with our good friends James & Loreen and celebrating my 32nd birthday! […]

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