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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

Beppu to Osaka

JAPAN | Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | Views [2791]

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

JAPAN | Sunday, 6 Jul 2008 | Views [4953] | 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

JAPAN | Friday, 4 Jul 2008 | Views [7593] | 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 >


Kyoto

JAPAN | Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | Views [1467]

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

JAPAN | Sunday, 29 Jun 2008 | Views [4530]

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)

JAPAN | Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | Views [5950] | 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

JAPAN | Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Tokyo

JAPAN | Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | Views [1346]

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)

JAPAN | Saturday, 21 Jun 2008 | Views [1753]

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 >


Gallery: UK Revisited

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

UK Revisited
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Taking a break in the UK

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | Views [1265]

I had decided to take a 1 month break from traveling to return to the UK and catch up with family and friends. As it turned out, this was an interesting move as things didn’t all go to plan! Geographically, most of the people I wanted to see are ... Read more >


Hanoi to UK

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 29 May 2008 | Views [1202]

Tue 20th May - Up at 5:30am to get to Hanoi airport. A government taxi picked us up from the hotel for $13. It takes about 45 minutes to get there. I am booked on Vietnam Airways flight VN831 to Bangkok, leaving at 10:05am. Victoria was booked onto ... Read more >


Sapa to Cat Ba Island to Hanoi

VIETNAM | Monday, 19 May 2008 | Views [4712] | Comments [1]

Tue 13th May - Boarded train SP8 coach 1 destined for Hanoi. Very clean and organised and in a shared cabin with a couple of girls from Denmark   with four beds. Left spot on 7:30pm as planned. ETA 4:15am. Cup of tea in nice pottery cups and ... Read more >


Gallery: Vietnam

VIETNAM | Friday, 16 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

Vietnam
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Sapa

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | Views [1130]

Thu 8th May - Victoria hasn't been feeling well lately, so needed a rest day. Went off for a walk around town for a while. The market is an interesting place to keep walking through, especially the meat and fruit/veg sections. Many unusual sights ... Read more >


Hanoi to Sapa

VIETNAM | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [2436]

Wed 30th Apr - Today is a public holiday commemorating the liberation of Saigon in 1975 and tommorrow is labour day, also a public holiday. As such, travel in Vietnam is affected and the volume of people travelling is increased dramatically as people ... Read more >


Hanoi

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | Views [1250]

Sat 26th Apr - My visa runs out on 28th april, so first thing I have to do is get it extended. There is a slight problem in that next week there is a public holiday on May 1st and we are now at the weekend when the immigration office is closed and ... Read more >


Hué to Hanoi

VIETNAM | Sunday, 27 Apr 2008 | Views [1527]

Mon 21st Apr - Breakfast at the Mandarin café where we had dinner last night, nice food and good value for money. On the SE6 train to Ninh Binh leaving at 08:20. Need to arrive at the station 30 mins before departure, although this isn't really ... Read more >


Hoi An to Hué

VIETNAM | Sunday, 20 Apr 2008 | Views [1436]

Last night had a super meal at the Hai Café in the old town. It also offers cooking courses, so the expectation of the quality of the food was high. Had a set menu of local specialities and i t certainly delivered, with well presented and tasty food ... Read more >


Hoi An

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | Views [1082]

Mon 14th - Further to my las blog for today. After settling in to hotel, went walkabout. Hoi An is without doubt a place of character. The atmosphere is wonderful and full of charm. The old town is a UNESCO listed heritage site and with just reason.... Read more >


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