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Halong Bay Storms

May 3, 20122 Comments

How long in Halong Bay After our first few days in Vietnam we turned to planning our first tour here, Halong Bay.  Halong Bay is on the ‘must do’ list if you are visiting Vietnam. Therein lies the problem, the choice of tour companies, agents and types of trip (one day, two day, three day […]

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Japanese Kindness in Kyoto & Nara

April 14, 20122 Comments

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 […]

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Hiroshima and Miyajima

April 11, 2012

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 […]

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First Stop in Japan is Osaka

April 8, 201211 Comments

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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Bohol, Tarsiers and Zips

April 2, 20124 Comments

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 […]

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