Hurricane update

Although the updates are way behind where we are, the list on the right is accurate. So in case anyone is worrying, we’ve booked a couple of hotels as a … Continue Reading →


This was in someone\'s front garden!

Port Macquarie and Yamba

Now it really felt like our road trip had started, after spending nearly a week in Sydney, we had lots of places to go through for just a day or … Continue Reading →


Sydney galleries!

Oops, forgot to add the galleries in at the end of the Sydney post last night! I’ve put them in now but they’re also below.


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Sydney – Landmarks and celebrity chefs

We arrived in Sydney to discover the hotel we were in wasn’t the best choice we’d made. So we had tea, stayed the night and then moved to a much … Continue Reading →


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Canberra – A whistle stop tour

As we only had 2 nights in Canberra, we had to cram everything in so opted for a tour bus to see the main sights. It picked us up at … Continue Reading →


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On the road again – Melbourne to Canberra

So after 10 very quick weeks in Melbourne, it was time to start travelling again. We won’t be in any one place for as long as Melbourne in the whole … Continue Reading →


Melbourne – The Highlights

Ok, so my plans to keep you up with Melbourne failed miserably – we’ve now left and are on our way up the coast, so to try and get you … Continue Reading →


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Flying to Melbourne

Monday, and it was time to head to our new home, Melbourne. It was an early start to get the airport bus, and what a day to be stuck on … Continue Reading →


Like something from the Lion King

Esperance – Fishing, BBQs and hot tubs

The following day Mo and I headed out in the Barina along the Great Ocean Drive and back to 11 mile beach. When we arrived the place was packed…there was … Continue Reading →


Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand, Esperance

Esperance – Boogie boards, Emus and hot tubs

One of the days Marisha took me up to Michael and Anne’s farm where she had done her farm work, and where Bri had worked a few years back while … Continue Reading →


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Esperance – Beaches, sun tans and hot tubs

During our 6 days in Esperance, Bri unfortunately had to work a lot but Marisha did a great job of being our tour guide! On the Tuesday she took us … Continue Reading →


Welcome to Esperance!

Esperance ahoy!

Monday morning, up before 7am, quick shower and off to pick up the hire car while Mo got ready. We were expecting a Hyundai Getz but ended up with a … Continue Reading →


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Perth – Tastebud Tours and Fremantle

During the previous day, we had picked up various leaflets and brochures to see what we might do during our time in Perth, and one in particular stood out, the … Continue Reading →


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Travel to Perth and our first day in Australia!!

Next morning we were up packed and checked out and then headed into the city to get lunch at a place called Lau Pa Sat. Similar to the food market … Continue Reading →


Singapore Grand Prix finish line

Singapore – F1 spotting

This is one for the F1 geeks amongst you. As the Singapore Grand Prix is a street circuit you can’t really tell where most of the track is unless you … Continue Reading →


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Singapore – Last day and the rest of the Merlion family

On our final full day in Singapore we had planned to go to a Mexican restaurant at Clarke Quay for lunch but after a long hot walk there, we discovered … Continue Reading →


Singapore Zoo – extra

This is a seperate post for those that don’t mind the reptile house at the zoo…


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Shock horror, it’s a new post! aka Singapore – The Zoo

I know I know, it’s been far too long since the last update (over a month, oops!), and I’ve been told off because of it (Mum K, Lynsey…). I blame … Continue Reading →


A booking frenzy!

As the trip is approaching rapidly we’ve booked a few more things over the weekend, a hotel in Nagoya and a flight from Cairns to Christchurch. We’ve also put in … Continue Reading →


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Singapore – Boat tour, Marina Bay and a Singapore Sling

Next day we got the metro back into the CBD and went for a walk through Boat Quay, a busy row of restaurants and bars right by the water. Many … Continue Reading →


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Singapore – Sentosa

Singapore – Sentosa Day 2 and we headed for the island of Sentosa which is at the south of Singapore and is home to lots of tourist attractions, including the … Continue Reading →


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Travel to Singapore and Day 1

After grabbing some brunch at an art café (how cosmopolitan are we?!) it was back to the bus station to get on one that would take us to Singapore – … Continue Reading →


Melaka

Melaka took me a bit by surprise as it was very colonial, lots of European influence on the architecture and places of interest. Our hotel was a nice place right … Continue Reading →


Kuala Lumpur – Petronas Towers and Valentine’s Day

Day 3 in KL was also Valentine’s Day but as is the case back home, all the restaurants put on a limited set menu at twice the price, so we … Continue Reading →


Kuala Lumpur – Arrival and the first couple of days

We flew into KL from Krabi although actually the airport is a good 20 miles away from KL so we jumped on a bus to get there. We passed the … Continue Reading →


Koh Lanta and Krabi

Once our time in Koh Samui was over, we booked a minivan transfer to take us to Koh Lanta, on the other side of Thailand. We were getting picked up … Continue Reading →


Koh Samui

The journey from Bangkok to Koh Samui was our first long one that we weren’t travelling by air. Instead we took the sleeper train from Bangkok to the lovely town … Continue Reading →


Bangkok – Grand Palace (take 2)

Our next day in Bangkok we decided would be a lazy day and we did very little other than chill out and go out to eat (back to May Kaidees … Continue Reading →


Bangkok – Arrival and first impressions

We arrived in Thailand at 4.20am after a very sleepless flight so, after getting our bags we ended up sleeping on a row of seats in the airport, just near … Continue Reading →


Kyoto

After our whistle-stop tour of Nagoya, we were on a bus bound for Kyoto for an even tighter schedule! Although apparently we were the only ones doing this as we … Continue Reading →


Nagoya – Toyota Auto Museum and Science Museum

Due to the short amount of time we were going to be there, the second day of our time in Nagoya was pretty non-stop. We headed out on the metro … Continue Reading →


Nagoya – Yuko and Chizuru, Karaoke

Monday morning was our last in Tokyo so it was time to fit everything back into our bags and head off – but this time not for the airport, as … Continue Reading →


Tokyo – The last few days

Sorry about the lack of updates, Japan was pretty non stop and yesterday I was too knackered to write anything of sense! As I’m so far behind I’m going to … Continue Reading →


In Bangkok

We made it to Thailand! Its decidedly warmer than Japan (it’s about 24 degrees at quarter to 8 in the morning!) but it’s also currently chucking it down with rain. … Continue Reading →


Tokyo – Mount Fuji and Bullet Train

Wednesday we were up early as we had booked onto a day trip to Mount Fuji. We started off by getting on the subway at the back of 8, and … Continue Reading →


Tokyo – First Day

Following our late arrival on Monday, Tuesday was our first proper day in Tokyo and a chance to get out and explore. We headed up to the Akihabara gadget town … Continue Reading →


We’re in Japan!

We made it to the hotel at about 10PM local time last night. Quick nip to the shops to get some chip stars (aka pringles) and slow bars (aka cereal … Continue Reading →


Thank you

We just wanted to say a massive thank you to all of our friends and family who helped this trip actually happen. We couldn’t have done it without all the … Continue Reading →


124 floors up…!

Saturday we went to the Dubai Mall – an enourmous shopping centre right next to the Burj Khalifa which is the world’s tallest building. We’ve never seen anything like it, … Continue Reading →


Day 2

After a fairly relaxing first day we hit the tourist spots today. During the day we were at the Altantis Aquaventure Water Park, on the Palm. Water parks aren’t top … Continue Reading →


Dubai 24 hour race

On Friday we went along to the Dubai Autodrome for the Dubai 24 Hour Race. Unlike race meetings in Europe, the crowds are quite small, so to encourage people to … Continue Reading →


First day in Dubai

After a fairly sleepless flight we made it to Dubai on Wednesday morning, then grabbed a taxi to Bron’s flat where we’re staying for the next few days. After a … Continue Reading →


Touchdown!

We made it to Dubai, arrived at Bron’s flat about 9am local time.



Champers!

Living the high life!


In the taxi!!!

That’s us on the way to the airport! Speak to you from Dubai 🙂


Itinerary

I’ve added a wee widget to the site that shows our current location as well as out itinerary. ======> I’ve added in the plans for January just now, but we’ll … Continue Reading →


Golf sold!

That’s my Golf away, so now we have no jobs, home or car haha! It must really be close now!


It’s almost time!

Sorry for the lack of updates, we’ve been doing a million and one things to get ready for going away. The highlights are that me and Mo are both finished … Continue Reading →


Aaaaand we’re going to Fiji…..

This happened purely by chance. We have been looking at the flight from Auckland to Honolulu pretty often recently, because the cost seems to fluctuate a lot and the flight … Continue Reading →


Ouch!

We went for our jags on Thursday, nothing too serious, just top ups of the normal ones you get at school. Not that sore at the time but our arms … Continue Reading →


Flight Numero Uno

It’s official – we leave the country at 4:50pm on Tuesday 10th January 2012. We just booked our Dubai flight which means all our flights until mid July are now … Continue Reading →


The Route!

A map + some high tech pins and string and we have our route!


Another flight booked

We seem to have gone slightly booking mad over the past few days. Tried several times to book the Singapore to Perth flight and failed, due to the website being … Continue Reading →


Australia Visas are in!

Just had a couple of emails to say both our visa applications for Australia have been approved – that took about 12 hours!


Another flight booked…

Just booked another flight, this time the one from Krabi to Kuala Lumpur. It was advertised as being £35 each but since Air Asia seem to charge you to breathe, … Continue Reading →


First booking!

That’s the first booking made for the trip!! Just booked the Osaka to Bangkok flight because it’s the cheapest we’ve seen it yet, and it’s now a direct flight!


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Trying out the website from my mobile