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Japanese Kindness in Kyoto & Nara

Japanese Kindness in Kyoto & Nara

Having looked at the price of accommodation in Kyoto and Nara (staying overnight in either of these places is nearly double the price of cheap digs available in Osaka) we decided that Osaka would be our base for the next few days as we explored a bit more of the Kansai region. With our Japan […]

Posted in: Japan
Hiroshima and Miyajima
By April 11, 2012 Read More →

Hiroshima and Miyajima

Traveling from Osaka to Hiroshima Our first journey from Osaka took us to Hiroshima, and gave us our inaugural ride on the bullet train.   A mere hour and half after stepping on at Shin-Osaka we were in Hiroshima, 306km away.  We had hurtled there at over 180kmph through tunnels and along the Shinkansen high speed track. We […]

Posted in: Japan
First Stop in Japan is Osaka

First Stop in Japan is Osaka

We have been in Japan for a week now and I am only just getting round to writing up our first blog. Why? Japan is busy, its fast and we are trying to pack in as much as we can into our three weeks. Our flight from Manila was perfectly fine especially as we managed […]

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Diving in Bohol

Diving in Bohol

In our last travel blog post I mentioned that I had done another diving course.  I’ve included some underwater photographs and videos taken whilst I was on this course.  We stayed in Bohol, longer than anywhere else in the Philippines, because of the excellent diving sites at very reasonable prices.   Bohol is a magnet […]

Posted in: Philippines
Bohol, Tarsiers and Zips

Bohol, Tarsiers and Zips

A delay in this post has been caused by very slow internet connections throughout the last part of our travels in the Philippines.  Apologies.  However, it now means you have a fun packed bumper blog of travel frustrations, cute monkeys, the chocolate hills and a small slightly disappointing beach. Weather Retreat Given the weather we […]

Posted in: Philippines