Pai: Thailand’s Grand Canyon, Hippies and Rabbits

Our original plan for the Thai north was to just stop at Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. These had always been on our list of must visits since dreaming about getting away to Thailand many years ago. However, when we got talking to other travelers a place called Pai kept getting mentioned. Some people loved it due … More Pai: Thailand’s Grand Canyon, Hippies and Rabbits

Bangkok – Where The Familiar And The Exotic Collide 

Bangkok has a reputation of being a chaotically crazy city so after spending 3 weeks in perfectly ordered, quiet and reserved Japan we expected it to be a bit of a shock to the system. In preparation (mainly to save money instead of a hotel) for this we roughed ourselves up a bit by spending … More Bangkok – Where The Familiar And The Exotic Collide 

10 Reasons to Love Japan, but 1 Reason Not to Live There

We ♥️ Japan. It was an incredible 3 weeks on our around the world journey that we’ll never forget and cherish forever. It is such a unique place and there is a lot to love about the country, it’s people and their culture. We’ve come up with, in no particular order, 10 things we love… … More 10 Reasons to Love Japan, but 1 Reason Not to Live There

Takayama, Japan: Big City, Little City, Sake Box

Takayama, the last stop on our Japanese adventure, was our chance to get away from the big city hustle of the Japanese mega cities and enjoy some quiet small-town living in the Japanese Alps. Or so we thought. Even though this picturesque mountain town has a population under 100,000, centuries old wooden merchant huts and … More Takayama, Japan: Big City, Little City, Sake Box

Gero: A Naked Englishman Walks into a Japanese Onsen…

Gero is considered to be one of the three major hot spring hot spots in Japan and as it is well connected with Kyoto we thought we’d take up the opportunity to stay a few nights and try out a traditional Japanese Onsen. An Onsen is the Japanese version of a public hot spring with bathing facilities. … More Gero: A Naked Englishman Walks into a Japanese Onsen…

Rabbit Island 

We found out dreams can come true the day we discovered there is an Island near Hiroshima which is dominated by rabbits! Not just the standard hares you usually see in the wild but ones of various colours and cuteness.  The name of the Island is Ōkunoshima but is more commonly known as Usaga Jima … More Rabbit Island 

Miyajima: The Island of God and the Big Floating Shrine

Miyajima island is home of the infamous floating Itsukushima shrine that is used on pretty much every Japanese tourist brochure. The shrine doesn’t actually float; it is freestanding weighed down by rocks, but look at it from the right angle and with the right weather and with one eye slightly closed whilst standing on one … More Miyajima: The Island of God and the Big Floating Shrine