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Our world Travel On 10th May 2007 I fled the UK on a journey around the world with a long list of places to go. Got as far as the Philippines where I met my wife. We got married on 11th May 2010 and are now sharing the experiences of travelling the world together


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Osaka....last day in Japan....

Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | Views [1115]

Wed 9th Jul - Went for a walk around the city center in the evening. The buildings come alive with lights to make the city even more appealing. The Umeda sky building that I visited a week or so ago looks mysterious at night. The central 'Floating ... Read more >

Beppu to Osaka

Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | Views [2862]

Sun 6th Jul - A relaxing day in order today as had a late night last night. Went for a walk along the sea front. Not too exciting I must admit and better at night when it is lit up. Fancied trying another Onsen, so went to the Takegawa Onsen, which ... Read more >

Hiroshima to Beppu

Sunday, 6 Jul 2008 | Views [5140] | Comments [2]

Fri 4th Jul - Off to the central bus station to catch the 13:40 bus I booked yesterday. Nice air-conditioned waiting room to relax in. If you wee in Japan for a long time, there are re-chargeable cards to make it easier to travel without cash. These ... Read more >

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Kyoto to Hiroshima

Friday, 4 Jul 2008 | Views [7667] | Comments [1]

Wed 2nd July - Up early again as off to Hiroshima today. Making a stop in Himeji along the way. The only sensible way is to get a Shinkansen train, which stops at both places on its way to Hakata. Bus to Kyoto main station and as usual the trains are ... Read more >


Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | Views [1539]

Mon 30th Jun - Main ojective of today was to sort out my visa for China. Up early to head for Osaka, the nearest consulate. Fortunately, from Shijo station in Gion, the Kheihan line goes straight to Osaka Yodoyabashi station (400 Yen), from where ... Read more >

Takayama to Kyoto

Sunday, 29 Jun 2008 | Views [4596]

Fri 27th Jun - Made the decision last night to go to Kyoto instead of Kanazawa. There is only one way to sensibly get there and that means going back to Nagoya and then on th Shinkansen again to Kyoto. Trains leave here once per hour, so casual breakfast ... Read more >

Tokyo to Takayama (Hida prov)

Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | Views [6035] | Comments [1]

Wed 25th Jun - Got a better night's sleep and woke up early, a long time before my alarm went off, so up and on with the day. An exciting day as going on the Shinkansen (aka the Bullet) train as part of the route to Takayama. The train leaves from ... Read more >

Gallery: Japan

Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | Views [1405]

Sun 22nd Jun - Up early and off soon after to catch the train to Tokyo. The limited express trains run fairly regular so no need to book in advance. Got the train through to Ueno, which is a hub for the metro network and cost 810 Yen for the 1 hour ... Read more >

UK to Narita (Japan)

Saturday, 21 Jun 2008 | Views [1810]

Well it's nearly time to hit the road again and head far east to Tokyo . The day before setting off was a bit of a blur, and seemed to vanish before my very eyes. Last minute tweaks to my back-pack, sorting stuff out, putting things away etc. It was ... Read more >

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