Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Classic Overnight Bus Journey

I have been on many overnight bus journeys in my travels, and last night was another. I have crossed the Baluchistan Desert from Pakistan to Iran overnight, which is perhaps my most memorable for good and bad reasons. Bad – Hot beyond belief and very little sleep, the Good, nay AMAZING – waking up at 5am as the sun rose

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Sayanara Apartment

Well, today I said ‘Goodbye’ to my apartment where I have lived the past two years. If moving to Japan was tricky, leaving is not only difficult but also quite slow and frustrating. Still, even though the apartment wasn’t quite as comfortable as I might have liked, I’ll have fond memories. Not so much of sleeping on a futon or

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Living in Japan Survival Guide Point One – Second Hand Stores

Hello! Today I am starting a series of points that will form a sort of informal ‘Survival Guide’ for those thinking of living in Japan. My time in Ichinoseki is almost up as I type – tomorrow I say goodbye to my apartment, Friday night I am off to Yokohama via night bus, so things are coming to a close

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Five awesome places I’ve seen

Every blog needs a hook right? Okay so I thought I would sit down and think of five awesome places I have been, chuck in some photos and blab on a little about them.   5. The Pyramids, Egypt.   When I first headed overseas to backpack about, I knew there were a couple of things I simply had to

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Top Five Backpacker Sleeps – Japan

Today’s look at budget digs centres on Japan, where I’ve been living now for two year and first visited in April 2011. Japan has some pretty awesome hostels. Not only are they friendly, with great facilities including kitchens, wifi and more, but they often organise free or very cheap tours and are simply a great place to meet people. Not

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