The Wonders of Iceland

From the airport we were picked up by the shuttle service from the Blue Lagoon Spa. They whisked us off to the spa, with our faces pressed against the glass taking in the stark surroundings. If you search for things to do in Iceland, hitting up the Blue Lagoon is at the top of the list for a good reason.

Hiking the Annapurna Circuit

After a long and arduous journey from Tokyo we arrived in Kathmandu, colourful, crazy, congested Kathmandu. After the clean streets and iced coffees of Tokyo, Kathmandu came as a shock. Our taxi ride from the airport to the tourist area of Thamel gave us a taste of what was to come. Crazy driving and traffic, […]

Japan Part 3 – Onsen, Yakitori and a Ninja Temple

We explored another country town that day and the weather was really kind to us, bright sunshine and blue sky’s making for some great views and photography. The village, although it was touristy was still an active small farming community that grew a lot of their own crops. In the early evening we arrived at […]

Japan Part 2 – Sleeping in a 400 year old Japanese house

Toilet Talk So I have to talk about toilets for a second. I’d heard toilet technology was rather advanced in the land of the rising sun but I didn’t realise quite how advanced. So yeah they have like a million different bidet settings including specific ones for the ladies, heated seats to keep your tush […]

Tokyo, I think I love you

As mentioned in a previous post I’ve been wanting to travel to Japan for a long time. I guess it started as a teen with exposure to Anime and then the stylistic view of Japan in Kill Bill. Then I read James Clavell’s Epic – Shogun, a book I highly recommend. Since then Ive been dreaming of […]

Heart Attack on the Beach and Complaining about Travelling

A Week in Bali. Don’t worry mum, it wasn’t me or anyone we know having the heart attack. So originally the plan for this trip was to go hiking in Nepal with Click and Cheesebeard, two good friends from the Appalachian Trail last year. Then Michelle decided she wanted to get involved, then No-Hat from […]

How to Scuba Dive in Komodo National Park

First of all just let me say that Komodo has the best diving I’ve ever done and I’ve been lucky enough to dive some pretty good spots around the world. Although Komodo isn’t as accessible as some other great diving spots it’s totally do-able and definitely worthwhile. There are essentially two options for diving in […]

Indonesia Part 1 – Reminding Me why I travel

Oh Indonesia. We arrived at our Hostel in Kuta, Bali on the evening of the 12th of June at around 12pm. We checked in and threw our bags into the room and were told there was a general store still open where we could grab a quick snack. One hundred metres from the hostel two […]

The Wonderful Weirdness of Taiwan

‘Sup Guys and Gals So this is my first blog from the road on our six week Paris, Taiwan and Indonesia trip. I’d planned on getting this uploaded a bit sooner but we’ve been moving around non stop since the start of the trip. I’m writing this aboard the train back to Taipei to pick up my […]