Tag Archives: september

Day 14: 26th Sept – Ice Cream for Breakfast and A Final Jaunt Back to Tokyo

In the morning we headed straight to the station with all of our bags in tow this time. We were early so decided to take refuge in Tully’s coffee for breakfast and a dose of wi-fi. I played it safe … Continue reading

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Day 11: 23rd Sept – From Chanting and Cable Cars to Arcades and Action

We struggled to be up in time for the morning prayers so decided to just wait for the fire ceremony afterwards, which gave us an extra half an hour to wake up. This took place just outside the main entrance … Continue reading

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Day 10: 22nd Sept – From Hotel to Temple: A Night With The Monks in Koyasan

It was a painful awakening this morning, and we were down in the lobby by 6am arranging our luggage to be delivered straight to Osaka. This is a genius idea that I wish other countries (especially the UK) would implement, … Continue reading

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Day 8: 20th Sept – Bad Breakfasts, Bamboo Forest, Bikes, Baby Monkeys and BBQ

We surfaced around 10am, this was getting better but still not ideal for a sightseeing holiday! For breakfast, we decided to try the café across the street “Caffexcelsior” – this had completely different branding and spelling to the popular chain … Continue reading

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Day 2: 14th Sept – A Sunday of Slappy Cakes, Sunsets, Shrines and Skewers

I was slowly agitated from my sleep to some really bizarre Japanese talking. Confused as to where I was, I rolled over and opened my eyes to see Chris on the bed with his laptop, trying to teach himself Japanese … Continue reading

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Day 16: Oahu: Chris loses some masculinity and I gain my body weight in cereal…

Today I really wanted to try the Cream Pot for breakfast. We had driven past it a few times and knew roughly where it was so decided to walk. There was no queue which was a pleasant surprise as I … Continue reading

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Day 15: Oahu: A tour of correctional facilities and a good dose of Tommy Hilfiger…

We were up around 9am this morning and ate breakfast in the room. Chris decided to eat the cold pizza from last night which he said was OK! I had my usual froot loops and it was nice to have … Continue reading

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Day 13: Oahu: A DIY island tour with a splash of accidental off-roading…

Today we were getting the rental car so woke up early and called their free shuttle to come and get us at 8am. 40 minutes came and went and still nothing so we called them – apparently they had forgot … Continue reading

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Day 12: Oahu: A calorie filled day and a wannabe glamour model…

This morning we decided to try Lulu’s for breakfast and headed over there at around 9am. Chris ordered some beastly plate of pancakes, bacon, eggs, sausage, potatoes etc – I found it very strange to have all of this mixed … Continue reading

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Day 11: Oahu: A little hike, a big hike and an enormous Mexican…

We woke up at around 9am and debated what to do today as I hadn’t really planned anything. We settled on hiking Diamond Head so it was only right that we have a big breakfast to give us extra energy. … Continue reading

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