Forbidden city Leave Beijing It was our final day in Beijing and we had a flight to Sri Lanka at midnight that night . So before checkout we got some breakfast of some sort of pastry cakes. The man gave us 2 boxes of a mixture of the miscellaneous flavours for 10 yuan (£1.20). One […]Read more "The suspicious bag, 13th September 2017"
Hiking the Great Wall of China We woke bright and early as we had booked ourselves onto a tour to the great wall of China. We didn’t know much about the tour just that it was a 10km hike along the wall. We walked to the hostel we had booked it through and checked in. […]Read more "The Great Wall of China, 12th September 2017"
Ponjuian Market Temple of Heaven We woke up to the beautiful stench of the bathroom and damp. After getting up and ready we headed for a market to the east of the city called Ponjuian market. Here you could buy local crafts and art pieces so we thought we might see something we like. We […]Read more "A Temple Fit For Heaven, 11th September 2017"
Leave Hiroshima Fly to Beijing The alarm struck and we got showered and packed up our bags. As we checked out they said there was a shuttle to the airport so we jumped on the bus. We joined the huge queue to check our luggage in. It still amazes me that people will get to […]Read more "Goodbye Japan, Hello China!, 10th September 2017"
Shukkei-En Gardens Leave Hiroshima and head to the airport It was our final day in Hiroshima and also our final full day in Japan. So we packed our things up and checked out. We were going to spend the day in Hiroshima as we had a hotel booked next to the airport for the evening […]Read more "The Koi amongst the pigeons, 9th September 2017"
Miyajima Island Hike up Mount Misen Tsutsumigaura Nature Trail After a pot of green tea and a slice of toast we left the hostel for Miyajima island. This island is located a 10 minute ferry ride from Hiroshima and has a large nature park with a few hiking trails and a couple of beaches. We […]Read more "Going back to nature, 8th September 2017"
Try Hiroshimas local dish- Okonomiyaki Peace Park Hiroshima Memorial Museum We woke and it was hammering it down with rain so we stayed in the hostel and got chatting to a couple of the people in the hostel. They were couple, Ady a graphic designer, Kelly a nurse both living in Bristol and Adam a […]Read more "May They Rest In Peace, 7th September 2017"
Leave Osaka Arrive in Hiroshima Our time in Osaka was up and it was time to check out of our creepy apartment. We were very happy to leave the apartment and check into somewhere that you didn’t feel like someone was waiting to kidnap you. We caught the subway to Shin-Osaka which us where we […]Read more "Hello Hiroshima!, 6th September 2017"
Head to Nara Meet the Deer in Nara We set off bright and early as we were having a day trip out of osaka to Nara. Nara is a town around 45 minutes away which is famous for the largest wooden temple in the world Todai-ji. It also has dear in the grounds of the […]Read more "Deer Diary, 5th September 2017"
Osaka Castle We decided to have a little lie in and we had heard some movement in the apartment which meant their were either other people or the bodies had been stored incorrectly and they had fell out of the kitchen cupboards. But all seemed OK and we headed for the Osaka castle. Osaka was […]Read more "Sushi on a conveyor belt!? Its the future, I’ve tasted it, 4th September 2017"