Category Archive: Travel Journal

Things to See in Osaka: Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle – the scene of many of Japan’s most important and defining events. The second largest city outside of Tokyo in Japan.

Day trips from Kyoto: Nara (Just my travel notes)

The Deer of Nara are certainly a famous image – as is the Toidaiji Temple. A great easy day trip from Kyoto or Osaka.

Things to See in Kyoto (Part Three) – Just my Travel Notes

There is so much to see in Kyoto, with almost 2,000 temples you won’t see it all.

Sightseeing in Kyoto (Part Two) – Just my Travel Notes

With over 1,600 temples in Kyoto you are not going to see them all. There is so much to cover but the best thing is to just get out there and amongst it. Don’t have a shopping list of “selfies” – just enjoy spending time in the town and see what you see.

Places to go in Japan: Takayama (Just My Travel Notes)

Takayama in Japan’s Gifu Prefecture. Set in the mountains it retains a magical piece of history with preserved streets and buildings dating from the Edo Period.

Bali 2014: Day Thirteen – Slow Day in Sanur

So I awoke a little groggy this morning – not too sure why.  I am sure it had nothing to do with the Scotch I was drinking with Fredy, Dean and the rest… Continue reading

Bali 2014: Day Thirteen – Distinction Team Party Day

Wednesday 19 November 2014: Today was a little different to our normal pattern – we were excited to be meeting up again with our good friend Fredy from Drivers with Distinction.  Over the… Continue reading

Bali 2014: Day Twelve – Back to Sanur

Tuesday 18 November 2014: We awoke to our last morning in Ubud.  As is always the case always mixed emotions – sadness at having to leave Ubud but excitement at heading back to… Continue reading

Bali 2014: Day Eleven – Last minute Ubud

Monday 17 November 2014: Our second last morning in Ubud, tomorrow we will head down to Sanur for the next part of our holiday.  Today was a nothing planned day, pick up any… Continue reading

Bali 2014: Day Ten – Food and Exploration in Ubud

Sunday 16 November 2014 Another lovely morning this morning in Ubud.  Again we had a pleasant sleep and awoke to another lovely breakfast on our patio served by Made (or was it Wayan?… Continue reading