Kyoto… Part 3…

As well as it’s history and architecture Kyoto (and Japan in general) is a great place to spot wildlife! During our time in Japan we’ve seen herons, cranes, turtles, frogs, lizards and lots and lots of koi carp! As a break from the temples and shrines we decided to walk the Philosophers Path (Tetsugaku no […]

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Nara… Part 2…

One of the things Nara is famous for – as well as it’s history, temples and shrines – is it’s Deer! The Deer in Nara – according to the Shinto religion (the indigenous faith of the Japanese people and as old as Japan itself) – are considered the messengers of the gods and as such […]

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Nara

After the hustle and bustle of the big city we hopped on the train for our next destination Nara! Nara is one of Japan’s oldest cities and is steeped in history and culture. As the former capital of Japan (710 – 784) there’s a lot of tradition and the temples, shrines, parks and hills are […]

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Singapore Zoo… Part 2…

As soon as you walk through the gates you’re greeted by the wildlife with Lemurs and Monkeys bounding through the trees around you! The zoo is alive with the sound of the animals and each corner reveals something different! The zoo has some truly unique animals, the most unique of which is a Polar Bear! […]

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Singapore Zoo

While in Singapore we headed to Singapore Zoo! The zoo covers 26 hectares and houses over 300 species, 26% of which are endangered! The zoo first opened in 1973 and adopts an “open concept” with large, spacious enclosures that are stimulating for the animals. The enclosures make clever use of streams and ditches to keep […]

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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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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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