Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan stands at 3776 metres high. The dormant volcanic mountain soars from the ground, standing by its lonesome, daring the 400,000 people who attempt to climb each year to reach the summit to see the first rays of light, streak from the clouds to light up the day.Continue reading “Climbing Mount Fuji”
The main reason we traveled to Aomori prefecture wasn’t for Lake Towada, which we wrote about in our last post, but to hike the 14 kilometre track along the Oirase river. This is the only river draining Lake Towada and is the most popular tourist spot in the prefecture. Continue reading “A guide to hiking Oirase River.”
Aomori prefecture seems to be a world apart from the hustle of Osaka. Aomori is raw, isolated but extremely beautiful. We spent four days in the prefecture staying on the tranquil Lake Towada, which fills the volcanic caldera, approximately three hours from the prefecture’s capital. Continue reading “Aomori’s Lake Towada”
Summertime in Japan can be hot and humid and this year temperatures soared to extreme highs making it nearly unbearable to live in. As well as the extreme heatwave Japan was hit by strong typhoons with the eye of the typhoon being Kobe, the city I live in. There’s also been strong earthquakes and torrential rainfall throughout the Kansai area, causing some anxious times over the Summer.
When you are not at work, not with your friends hanging out, not travelling how do you fill your time at home? I don’t watch much TV however I do watch a lot of travel video blogs on You Tube. Damm you, You Tube.
Yes, it’s addictive, getting your travel fix through other people until it is your time to hit the road. You get to know what days, what times your favourite bloggers post there videos. You look forward to your night knowing that a new video will be posted.
I’ve never understood reality TV until watching these travel bloggers, to me watching these bloggers is equivalent to someone getting their weekly fix of The Kardashians but only these bloggers are far more interesting.
These are our five favourite travel video bloggers
Cairns is the more renown city of the two, especially with international travellers as afterall it is the city with the airport, so a lot of travellers fly into and out of the country. Port Douglas though is only an hour away on one of the most beautiful coastal drives in the country.
We have been to Cairns a few times as I usually fly home with Jetstar from Osaka to Sydney via Cairns but have only stayed a day or two each time. I was there in March last year for a couple of days. We have only been to Port Douglas once in which we stayed five days.
Which city do we like best, where would we recommend you to holiday between the two if you only had to choose one. Continue reading to see which we think is the best. Continue reading “Cairns vs Port Douglas which is better”
Australian beaches are world class and the best in my opinion is Whitehaven Beach which regularly ranks in the best beaches in the world when the travel magazines release their top 10’s each year but unless you’re staying on Hamilton island or are driving along the east coast it takes a bit of strategy to be able to visit, especially if you have to catch a flight from Cairns in three days time like I had to. Cairns is an all night bus ride on the Greyhound service. Continue reading “The best beach in Australia, Whitehaven Beach”