We caught a train to Hakodate from Aomori. The train went under the Tjsugaru strait, a very long and deep underwater tunnel. It is called the ‘Seikan’ Tunnel and it is said that the tunnel is 2nd longest underwater tunnel in the world. It took about 30 mins to get through the Tjsugaru strait. We […]
We left catch the train from Kanazawa to Aomori. It’s long long way, half way up the north of Japan. Although the journey was not to bad for the Shinkansen is very fast and comfortable. Though we noticed there is less room on the Shinkansens leaving Tokyo, compared to for example the Shinkansens in Kyushu. […]
We spent some time visiting Nara buddha (Todai-ji Daibutsuden) and enjoyed watching the deer in Nara park. We then moved from Osaka to Nara. Unfortunately due to the heavy rain we had to cut short our trip in Nara. Firstly we went to Nara koen, or Nara park where lots of deer were just hanging around […]
Nige & June visit the live kagoshima volcano island, Sakura-jima. This is a live volcano directly in front of Kagoshima’s harbour. We woke up in Kumamoto in surprisingly good condition after the nomihoudai. It looked like the udon had worked again We paid the price of rushing to catch the tram, and jumped on the […]
After spending the day in Nagasaki we caught the train to Kumamoto to sample the night life there. We transferred to Shinkansen and were very impressed by the style of the kyushu Shinkansen’s. They were very new with stylish wooden chairs. Unfortunately we arrived at around 5pm on a Friday where everybody was either heading home […]
Nige & June introduce the Perth free buses. They start from the esplanade bus station and make there way to the Western Australia state museum and then on to the famous WACA cricket ground, where the watch Australia play Afghanistan in the cricket world cup.
June describes a budget friendly method of getting from the international terminal at Perth airport to city centre. The journey takes a little over 1 hour which involves transferring from Perth’s international terminal to the local terminal by bus and then the express bus number 40 direct to the city centre.