Tag Archives: vacation

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

Posted in Japan, Tokyo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Japan, Osaka | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Japan, Osaka | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Japan, Tokyo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Japan, Tokyo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 17: Oahu to London: Waving goodbye to Hawaii and hello to British rain…

Far from bright eyed and bushy tailed we pried ourselves out of the bed and headed down to check out just before 4am. We hopped in a taxi to the airport and headed to check-in in our zombie like state. … Continue reading

Posted in Oahu, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Oahu, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Oahu, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 14: Oahu: The best cure for a fish phobia is jumping into a cage to watch sharks…

This morning we were up at 6am to get ready and drive to Hale’iwa for our shark cage dive with North Shore Shark Adventures. Traffic was a bit more of a beast than we expected so we arrived 10 minutes … Continue reading

Posted in Oahu, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Oahu, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment