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No place like home...Thank goodness !!! For those of you that know us, you'll already know the story, basically we decided that we've both worked enough (I've been working for 11 years, Danielle for 11 Months) and that we deserve some long overdue R&R and decided to take in some sights....enjoy

Mini France in the South Pacific!

NEW CALEDONIA | Tuesday, 14 Aug 2007 | Views [580] | Comments [2]

We seemed to have stumbled over a bit of Europe over the other side of the world in New Caledonia (basically a 2 hour flight East of Brisbane, in the South Pacific). We arrived in Noumea in the evening, after paying a whopping GBP 40 to get from the ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Back to the Western World....

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 13 Aug 2007 | Views [637]

Leaving Japan was a bit of a shock to the system to be honest - we were quite getting into the perfectionist nature of the culture (well I was anyway!). We arrived in Cairns at silly o'clock in the morning and decided to take a stroll around, and find ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures

Wannabe America

JAPAN | Tuesday, 31 Jul 2007 | Views [1620] | Comments [4]

So.... After a wonderful 6 weeks in Japan, we arrived in Tokyo for our last 4 days! All I can say is that i'm glad we didn't do it first, it would have diminished our view of Japan.... Tokyo was OK, nothing spectacular, just OK! We were expecting Hong ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Gallery: Cairns - Australia

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 31 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Only one day, for that we're thankful...
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Gallery: Tokyo - Japan

JAPAN | Saturday, 28 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

The Capital of Japan, AND TOKYO DISNEY!!!!
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Gallery: Matsumoto and Kamikochi - Japan

JAPAN | Friday, 27 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Japan Alps
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The Scenery Speaks for itself.....

JAPAN | Thursday, 26 Jul 2007 | Views [1267]

I LOVE THIS PLACE!! We arrived at Matsumoto in good time, had a MOS Burger (traditional Japanese Burger - apparently!), got lost trying to find our Guest House and were amazed by the sheer beauty of the mountains that surrounded us! Our guest house ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains

The Big Climb of Fuji-San!

JAPAN | Wednesday, 25 Jul 2007 | Views [1821]

The day had finally arrived to climb Mount Fuji - after a day at the Sumo Tournament and a long and tedious train journey, in rush hour, arriving in Kawaguchi at 2200hrs we were both well prepared to get up an go...sort of! The day started well when ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains

Mission Complete...Onto the Sumo!

JAPAN | Tuesday, 24 Jul 2007 | Views [1480]

After a long old Train ride we made it to Sendai in the North of Honshu, where the final Japanese `wonder` (the Shrine at Hiroshima and Amanohashidate were the other two) awaited us at Matsushima! After checking in, we took a stroll around the city, ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Gallery: Kawaguchi and Mount Fuji - Japan

JAPAN | Tuesday, 24 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

The `Big Climb`
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Gallery: Nagoya - Japan

JAPAN | Monday, 23 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Sumo Tournament
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Gallery: Matsushima and Sendai - Japan

JAPAN | Monday, 23 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

The Final Wonder
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Gallery: Amanohashidate, Naruto Whirlpools, Kobe and Some Trains! - Japan

JAPAN | Tuesday, 17 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Dashing about....
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From Sandspits to Whirlpools

JAPAN | Tuesday, 17 Jul 2007 | Views [791] | Comments [1]

15.07. So, as we've got quite an action packed week ahead (we've now got our JR rail cards so have planned to zooooooomm around the country on the bullet trains), we thought we'd update the blog every couple of days, saying whats we've been up to. ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Gallery: Beppu - Japan

JAPAN | Friday, 13 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Hot Springs and more Hot Springs
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Stuck in Beppu!!

JAPAN | Friday, 13 Jul 2007 | Views [622] | Comments [2]

Hello All! We`ve been in Beppu for a few days now - although we only planned to stay here two nights, tonight will be our fourth! Quite a funny story - goes like this: Tour Leader Andrews worked out that if we bought a 7 Day Japan Rail Pass we could ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles

Beppu - Just a load of hot air!

JAPAN | Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | Views [639]

Arrived in Beppu - a hot spring resort (apparently to understand Beppu is to understand Japan as a whole, very philosophical Mr Lonely Planet). Its quite a cute little place actually - hot springs EVERYWHERE! Looking out of our hotel window you can actually ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains

Rain, rain, go away....pretty please?

JAPAN | Monday, 9 Jul 2007 | Views [1436]

Well....we arrived in Kagoshima and it was beautiful sunshine, but we thought we`d take a `breather` and stay in our hotel catching up on the blog and just chilling out (it was the 13km walk down the mountain that killed us...)......BAD IDEA!! Since ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Gallery: Chiran and Ibusuki - Japan

JAPAN | Monday, 9 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Samarai Village and Sand Baths
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Gallery: Kagoshima - Japan

JAPAN | Monday, 9 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

The city that rains....a lot
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