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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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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Sydney: Manly

One of Sydney’s suburbs, just across the water and a short ferry ride, is Manly. Manly is a beach suburb popular with working-travellers as a cheaper alternative to living in the “big city”. We hopped on the ferry and headed to Manly for a days exploration. The ferry takes approximately 40 minutes and travels past […]

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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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Akaroa

After a couple of days in Geraldine we headed to Akaroa, our home for the Christmas period (apologies for being so behind on my posts!) and our penultimate stop in New Zealand. Akaroa is an historic French and British settlement nestled in the heart of a flooded (and thankfully extinct) volcano! Akaroa is definitely a […]

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Dunedin

After cutting short our stay in the Catlins we headed straight to Dunedin. Dunedin is a large town home to Otago University with a proud Scottish heritage and home to 3 of the best things in life… Live music, chocolate and beer! We had 6 nights in Dunedin and our plans were simple… potter around […]

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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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Picton

After an amazing 33 nights in the North Island we caught the Interislander Ferry to the South Island and Picton. Picton is a small town nestled in the Marlborough Sound and the Queen Charlotte Sound and is often over-looked by travellers who hop off the ferry and head straight for Nelson or Blenheim. Although small, […]

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