Roaming in Rome

Day 1 of Italy-Croatia 2018 trip

By Ippy

10 minute read

St Peters Basilica as seen from Castel Sant'Angelo

St Peters Basilica as seen from Castel Sant'Angelo

We landed at 7:35 am at Rome (Fiumicino airport) and tried to get to the sights on our to do list as quickly as possible. Go go go, get through immigration, get luggage, get into town and leave our luggage with our accommodation, easy peasy.

To Italy... and Beyond!

Day 0 of Italy-Croatia 2018 trip

By Ippy

10 minute read

Sunset at Hong Kong International Airport

Sunset at Hong Kong International Airport

I’m hitting the road again with A! Last year we did not holiday together at all so it’s been 2 years since we’ve been on a holiday together. We’re headed to Europe this time (yes yes, Europe for me again?!) but it’s only the second time we’ve been to Europe together. The first time we only visited Spain.

Climbing Uluru

Day 4 of Central Australia 2018 trip

By Ippy

12 minute read

Road signs on Uluru road

Road signs on Uluru road

Today was our final full day on holiday and I had one last thing I needed to cross off on my list - climbing Uluru. It was basically the whole reason I went on this trip, as they were closing it at the end of 2019. I had never really thought I would visit Uluru this young but circumstances demanded it! (that’s not the first time I’ve said that about a specific location, the other place I’d never thought I’d visit before 30 was USA and would you look at that - I’ve visited it twice now.)

Kings Canyon

Day 3 of Central Australia 2018 trip

By Ippy

11 minute read

Kings Canyon as seen from Cotterill's Lookout

Kings Canyon as seen from Cotterill's Lookout

Today we went on a day trip outside of Yulara/Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. We were supposed to do this on our last day (tomorrow) but I pushed it up to accomodate for a possible Uluru climb tomorrow (fingers crossed!)

To the Red Centre!

Day 1 of Central Australia 2018 trip

By Ippy

8 minute read

View of Uluru from the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park cultural centre

View of Uluru from the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park cultural centre

This was another one of those unexpected trips which occurred due to the timing of certain events. Jetstar was having a sale (50% off!), I was pretty stressed out at work and needed something not related to work to look forward to, my parents also wanted to visit Uluru and it was just announced that the Uluru climb was closing on Oct 2019. So off we went!

Kakunodate and Nyuto Onsen

Day 6 of Japan trip 2017

By A. Bush

13 minute read

Hinokinai River from Kakunodate

Hinokinai River from Kakunodate

Today I planned to visit the old Samurai town of Kakunodate then later the famous Nyuto Onsens. To do this required a really really early morning start.

Yamadera and Murayama

Day 5 of Japan trip 2017

By A. Bush

9 minute read

Godaido of Yamadera

Godaido of Yamadera

This day turned out to be a good and bad day. Although the bad can sort of be looked at in a good light.

I started my morning with some Orange Juice and headed off to Kita-Yamadera station to visit the snowy town of Yamadera.

A day in Tokyo

Day 3 of Japan trip 2017

By A. Bush

5 minute read

Night time street in Akihabara

Night time street in Akihabara

I opted to skip breakfast today in preparation for my lunch. A meal at a michelin starred restaurant featuring “Unagi”.