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Elephants, Rainforest and 'Clever Pig'
May 13, 2012 - Chiang Mai, Thailand
On our second day in Chiang Mai we decided to do a day tour. I'm not really a day tour person, but after  couple of very good ones in Australia, this did seem like the best way to make the most of our very short time in Chiang Mai. So slightly dubius but also excited, Ed and I jumped in the back of the rattly open backed van/bus that came to...
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Hokkaido Summer 2011: Sounkyo Onsen
August 23, 2011 - Sounkyo Onsen, Japan
We left Furano early in the morning and headed to Sounkyo Onsen and the Daisetsuzan National Park.  We made a few stops along the way which made it feel like a short journey.  Our irst one was a flower farm in Biei which was really pretty and we couldn't resist stopping for a few photos, and then we stopped in Asahikawa to do some laundry,...
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Thailand: Part one - Koh Chang
January 24, 2011 - Ko Chang, Thailand
  We’d been waiting for this one for a long time. When we finished work for the Christmas holidays we were so excited to be going to Thailand the very next day! We arrived in Thailand around midnight and went straight to an airport hotel to grab a few hours of sleep before heading back to the airport in the morning to catch a bus to Koh...
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Summer - October
November 11, 2010 - Tokyo, Japan
I haven't been very good at keeping up with writing about what I've been up to.  The hot humid Tokyo summer flew by with a visit from my mum and brother - we had a great time exploring the shrines and temples of Nikko and relaxing in a beautiful pension up in the woods with private wooden hot baths.  We also spent a couple of nights in Kyoto...
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Mount Fuji
July 18, 2010 - Mount Fuji, Japan
We took the bus from Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko 5th station (the starting point for most Fuji climbers) and arrived at about 10pm.  The air was cold and not at all humid so it was a great relief after the hot sticky nights of Tokyo.  We ate some energy snacks and drank our jelly drinks and filled with excitement and anticipation we followed the...
Placed by Gemma in my travels while teaching abroad