Buses and 2 Day Boozey Slow Boats from Pai via Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang

As we weren’t in any rush we opted for a 3 day journey into Laos. The journey was to include: Pick up from Pai to Chiang Kong via Chiang Rai Overnight stay in the border town of Chiang Kong Crossing the Laos border and getting a visa Slow boat along the Mekong Delta to Pakbeng … More Buses and 2 Day Boozey Slow Boats from Pai via Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang

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

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

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 

Nara

It was a morning we could have been tempted to stay in bed till midday nursing our fuzzy heads due to being plied with sake, wine, beer and brandy the night before when Taka, our Osaka host and fuzzy head culprit got up to take us to Nara. Who doesn’t love a road trip?! And … More Nara

Osaka, Japan: Couch Surfing, Osaka Food and Geishas with Giggle Sticks

In Osaka we continued our Couch Surfing adventures and, as we stayed with two hosts in this city, we thought we’d write a separate blog about the experience. First up was Taka. Staying with Taka was fascinating. He lived with his Dad on the outskirts of Osaka in a place like no other. It was a mix … More Osaka, Japan: Couch Surfing, Osaka Food and Geishas with Giggle Sticks