It Has Been A While

I have not written a blog in months now. I have been retraining and doing things that don't really belong on this blog, but I had thought I could keep this up during it, but that was really too much. So things have settled down a little now and I am hopefully back, to at … Continue reading It Has Been A While

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Take Me Back To Hoi An

We arrived to Hoi An fairly late at night, however when we did arrive we were pleasantly surprised at the hotel. The hotel itself was a rather lovely building but when we got to our room we found it had been prepared in such a way to make it feel special. There were flowers on … Continue reading Take Me Back To Hoi An

Matsumoto Museum

We didn't visit many traditional museums on our Asia trip. We did visit a number that were part of a historical building or dedicated to a specific purpose (such as the Genocide Museum in Cambodia), but very few that were more general. However I mentioned in a previous blog that as part of our ticket … Continue reading Matsumoto Museum

Good Morning Vietnam

We had the good fortune, being British citizens, that we were able to visit Vietnam without having to pay for a visa for 15 days. Now, we were all for visiting for free, but in order to avoid paying to stay any longer and ensure that we saw everything we wanted to we decided to … Continue reading Good Morning Vietnam

Castles But Not As We Know Them

We visited three castles while we were in Japan: Hiroshima, Himeji and Matsumoto Castle. While they were all different from one another what struck me the most is how different they are in concept from the European style castles I grew up with. To start with they are predominantly made of wood, where as European … Continue reading Castles But Not As We Know Them

An Interesting Border Crossing

I am afraid I have no pictures for this blog, even the feature picture is one from the free picture gallery. But our border crossing from Cambodia to Vietnam was such an interesting experience I thought I would share it. We started out by leaving our hostel on time instead of early as we had … Continue reading An Interesting Border Crossing

A Brief Exploration Of Nagano

Before visiting we had only really heard of Nagano as the venue for the Winter Olympics and as such we had only planned a rather short stop here, mostly as a base from which to see snow monkeys and Masumoto Castle. However we found Nagino to be a lovely city which we would quite happily … Continue reading A Brief Exploration Of Nagano

Pods, Palace And A Prince

I have already written about some of the less pleasant, but probably more important sites we vitised while in Phnom Penh, however we did do a few other things while they were there which I would still like to share with you. First off, I want to talk about the hostel we stayed in, Eighty8 … Continue reading Pods, Palace And A Prince

Monkeys Next To Hot Springs

I am sure you have seen the iconic pictures of the snow monkeys in Japan sitting warming themselves in hot springs. I believe they were first made famous by Sir David Attenborough. We decided that the snow monkeys were one of the many animals we wanted to see while in Japan and if we saw … Continue reading Monkeys Next To Hot Springs

Sun On Loch Tay

It has been about three months since we got back from our big adventure, and while I am still not yet caught up with the blogs, I was getting itchy feet again and we needed some time away. Our wedding anniversary was the perfect excuse, and while we are still on a post travel budget … Continue reading Sun On Loch Tay