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    Highlights of Hakone

    Hakone, conveniently located between Tokyo and Kyoto, is a great place to experience the Japanese countryside. There are lots of cultural attractions, impressive scenery and if you’re planning to stay overnight, there…

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    Kyoto – On and Off the Beaten Path

    Kyoto was the capital of Japan for almost 1000 years (between the 8thcentury to the mid-19thcentury) and therefore has many wonderful old buildings and cultural attractions. There are 17 UNESCO world…

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    Relaxing on Bruny Island

    Bruny Island is a great location for a short break in Tasmania, only 35 minutes from Hobart it boasts gourmet delights, scenic bushwalking and lots of birds! We hadn’t planned on…

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    Amazing Angkor – Part 2

    After a packed first day, our second temple day was dedicated to the Large Circuit. We arrived at the first temple, Pre Rup, around 7.30am while it was bathed in lovely morning…

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    Amazing Angkor – Part 1

    Touring around the Angkor Temple region is a bit mind boggling. There are so many different temples to visit and lots of conflicting advice about how to beat the crowds, keep…

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    Lord Howe Island Adventures

    Day One We flew from Sydney to Lord Howe Island on an early morning flight. As it was good weather, the pilot did a scenic loop, providing a great view of…

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    Japanese Food Adventures

    One of the best parts of our trip to Japan was sampling the wonderful  food. We really enjoyed trying everything from street foods like takoyaki (octopus balls), to beautifully presented multi-course…

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    Naoshima Art Island

    Ever since we had heard about the contemporary art island of Naoshima, and seen photos of Yaoyi Kusama’s pumpkin sitting wistfully on the jetty, we were keen to visit. It was…