Tokyo: Disney Sea

During our time in Tokyo we planned a fun-packed day at Disney Sea! We chose Disney Sea over Disney Resort because it’s geared towards an older crowd with more rides suited to 2, 30-somethings than Disney Resort. Disney Sea has lots of rides, attractions and shows including the amazing Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the […]

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Miyajima… Part 2…

While on the island we wandered around the Itsukushima Shrine – like hundreds of other day-trippers – before heading up Mt. Misen on the island’s Ropeway. A short walk from the end of the ropeway is the Misen Hondo Hall as well as an observatory with spectacular 360o views! From the summit you can hop […]

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Kobe… Part 2…

While in Kobe we pottered around the many shopping malls, strolled along the bay, headed to Kobe’s Kitano district, rode a cable car up the Rokko Mountain and sampled some of the yummy food on offer! Kitano is a quirky district of Kobe at the base of the Rokko Mountain and is famous for it’s […]

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Kobe

After Kyoto we headed South-West to Kobe – the 6th largest city in Japan with a population of 1.5 million and famous for it’s Arima Onsen (hot springs) and Kobe Beef! Kobe is a port town sandwiched between the sea and the Rokko Mountain Range and is thought of as one of Japan’s most attractive […]

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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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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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Townsville

After 3 nights bobbing up and down at sea in the Whitsundays and a couple more partying and recovering in Airlie Beach we got back on the infamous (but necessary) Greyhound and headed to Townsville, 276km (3 hours 31 minutes) away. Like Airlie Beach, Townsville is used as a gateway city – in this case […]

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Whitsundays

Sandwiched in the middle of our time in Airlie Beach was our Whitsunday Islands tour! The Whitsunday Islands are one of the must-see places in Australia and there are numerous tours and packages to choose from ranging from day trips to 1-2 week excursions. Although most tours offer pretty much the same itinerary you need […]

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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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Fraser Island… Part 2…

After admiring the wildlife and view at Indian Head we headed back down the beach towards our accommodation for the night stopping en-route at the S. S. Maheno shipwreck which ran-aground 7th July 1935 when it’s tow rope snapped during a cyclone. The wreckage has since been destroyed by wind, rain, sand and sea and […]

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