Posts Tagged with: travel

Cross Country Trail at The Goat Farm

Posted in - Cycle Perth & Day trips from Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & MTB Cross Country on November 24th 2016 0 Comments Goat-farm-blue-cruiser-berm

Making use of an ever so rare opportunity of both of us having Monday off work, we made our way with the bikes to the Goat Farm Mountain Bike Park bright and early.  I wish I could hold onto the feeling of no work on a Monday, however that said it was just as …

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go on a bicycle in Tokyo

Posted in - Asia & Japan & Travelling Me on December 30th 2015 1 Comments bicycles-tokyo

It rained and rained during our time in Tokyo and while I love the rain because we never see much of it back at home in Perth, it was super fun to be able to venture out on bicycles when it finally subsided. Our Airbnb hosts were kind enough to lend us their cool bicycles …

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A-Z Guidebook – Cherry Blossoms

Posted in - Asia & Japan & Travelling Me on August 16th 2015 3 Comments Cherry-Blossom-Flowers

There is much anticipation in Japan just before the Cherry Blossoms (Sakura) Festival. Japanese and international travellers take part in Hanami, an annual tradition of viewing the blooming of the cherry blossom flowers. While we were in Nozawa Onsen, the sushi master of one of the local restaurants eagerly gave us a run down of …

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A-Z Guidebook – Brandenburg Gate

Posted in - Europe & Germany & Travelling Me on July 16th 2015 6 Comments Brandenburg-Gate

In between exploring the colourful café scene and drinking 1 euro beer with our bratwurst for breakfast in the public square, we traced through a bit of history around Germany’s capital city, Berlin.

The Brandenburg Gate is an 18th century neoclassical piece of architecture. The tremendous structure towers over Unter den Linden Boulevard, having withstood time …

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Overnight stop in Bridgetown

Posted in - Day trips from Perth & South West on February 17th 2015 1 Comments IMG_5593

There are some wonderful country towns south of Perth and it isn’t until you rock up on the main strip and take a wander around, that you really find those hidden gems.

As a kid, Bridgetown was often a ‘drive though’ town on the way to our holiday destination, but, on the odd occasion Dad would pull …

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Beginner Skiing at Nozawa Onsen Resort

Posted in - Japan & Travelling Me on December 12th 2014 1 Comments Skate-park

Earlier this year Derek and I spent a week of skiing at a tiny Japanese mountain village called Nozawa Onsen. It feels like a life time ago now but it was a wonderful holiday with aspects of complete unfamiliarity like nude bathing in an onsen and fumbling our way through the country with our limited …

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Albany is beautiful in the rain

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Great Southern & Hiking & Walking & Travelling Me & western australia on November 15th 2014 1 Comments Albany-wind-farm-2

Spending a couple of nights in Porongurup (travel post here) we traveled further south exploring the town of Albany, albeit the weather kept us from doing some our plans like hiking Bluff Knoff and attempting the mountain bike track on Mount Clarence we managed to see a couple of other entertaining sights around town. 

Albany Town Centre

Located in the great …

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Shirakaba, our Japanese Guest House Stay

Posted in - Japan & Travelling Me on August 3rd 2014 4 Comments IMG_1282

Nozawa Onsen on the edge of  Kenashi mountain (1,964m) remains a traditional Japanese village that is located north of Nagano, a couple hours’ drive from Tokyo city. It is also only 30 kilometres from the ocean and this rather unique position is a hot zone for heavy dumps of snow. We travelled all the way from Australia for the …

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