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Day 13: 25th Sept – A Day of Packing, Pancakes and Purchases

The morning started with another breakfast in the room whilst we attempted to start packing our things away. It became apparent it would be a big struggle to get everything I’d bought home, mostly because I’d done a rather large … Continue reading

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Day 12: 24th Sept – Breakfast In Bed Followed by an Evening of Competitive Whack-a-Mole

This morning we decided to grab a casual breakfast from the fresh bakery in the supermarket below our room. I picked us up a selection of things and took them back to Chris for us to eat in bed. It … 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 9: 21st Sept – The Day I Had A Blonde Moment & Discovered I’m Terrified of Deer

Today was our last day in Kyoto and we planned to spend most of it in Nara. However, today was the day our plans went to dust a bit. Firstly we got on a bus destined for “Ginkakuji” (silver temple), … 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 5: 17th Sept – An Overfeed of Gyoza Followed by a Surprising Hawaiian Dinner

At around 10am we pried ourselves up from the mattress again, and I dragged myself into the shower hoping spraying water in my face would slowly bring me back to life. It seemed to work and we were off in … Continue reading

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Day 1: 13th Sept – Shinjuku: A Mental Introduction of Neon, Crowds and Madness

Finally the countdown to our trip had ended and we were ready to head off to Heathrow after a last minute dash to finish my packing. Having spent quite a few months in China a few years ago I was … Continue reading

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Highlights from LA & Las Vegas – HD Youtube Videos

This post has been a super long time coming as completing these videos took much longer than expected due to birthdays, busy schedules and attempting to prepare the house for the arrival of a hyperactive bengal kitten. This shows 95% … Continue reading

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Day 14 – Friday 28th Las Vegas: A little bit of everything before heading home

With the alarm set we woke up at 11am and headed over to Aria to check out the mall and casino. There were pretty displays everywhere for Halloween, but other than that there wasn’t much to stay for as it was quite … Continue reading

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