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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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Diving in Bohol

April 4, 20124 Comments

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 […]

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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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Ilocos Norte, Pagudpud and Saud Beach

March 19, 20124 Comments

The ‘Borocay of the North’ is the strapline trying to attach itself to this beautiful part of Ilocos Norte in the Philippines.  While I cannot make the comparison yet, I believe Saud Beach in Pagudpud really is a little hidden gem that may eventually give its more famous southern cousin a run for its peso.  We […]

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