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Japan | Tokyo: March 27-April 5, 2018

March 26, 2018 Got in this evening, and went right away to explore and grab dinner! So excited to be in Tokyo! It was quite the trip getting to the apartment. We couldn't get wifi so we asked a group of young folk hanging outside the subway stop to look up the address to our apartment...

Japan | Kyoto: March 23-26, 2018

March 23, 2018 In Kyoto! Interesting journey through busy Tokyo and the Shinkansen (bullet train, which we actually caught the wrong one first but people were very helpful and so caught the right one at the next station), vending machines galore (with ramen), old shrines, cherry blossoms...

South Korea | Seoul: March 18-22, 2018

March 18, 2018 Here! A long journey from the airport to the apartment. Glad there's a 24 hour convenience store right in the apartment building. Our AirBnb apartment is so slick! From the way we unlock the apartment to the auto lights... impressive. March 19, 2018 Shopping! Eating...

China | Shanghai: March 14-17, 2018

March 14-17, 2018 After choosing not to apply for a tourist VPN in Shanghai, it felt rather nice to be liberated from access to social media and emails. The real conundrum - how to easily digitally document our travels? Realization: Yep we rely on this medium. So be it. Here are our...

Australia | Sydney: May 19-24, 2013

May 26, 2019 writing about our trip to Sydney from May 19-24, 2013 May 19, 2013 Christchurch to Sydney So we arrived in Christchurch on a cold and rainy evening and checked into a tiny studio unit of a hotel downtown. It was the smallest place we have stayed at yet! All good though...

New Zealand | Christchurch: May 18, 2013

May 18, 2013 Driving to Christchurch Today (we just posted our Franz Josef Glacier experience as today, but that was yesterday), we drove from the glacier to Christchurch, basically a coast to coast long haul drive and our longest on this trip. We were looking forward to it as we had...

New Zealand | Franz Josef: May 16-17, 2013

May 16, 2013 Driving to Franz Josef Glacier This day was going to be our longest drive to date and we were already feeling quite weary from our travels around South Island (two nights here, a night there, packing, unpacking, cooking, driving, etc.) But we had heard that this drive was...

New Zealand | Wanaka: May 15, 2013

May 17, 2013 writing about May 15, 2013 Driving to Wanaka We headed off to Wanaka from Te Anau, having visited the pristine paradise that is Milford Sound, and the amazing drive there and back (aside from the tunnel bit). This was just a one-night stopover we'd planned on our way to the...

New Zealand | Te Anau: May 13-14, 2013

May 16, 2013 writing about May 13, 2013 Driving to Te Anau After checking out of our hotel here, we got picked up by our car rental company and got a (thankfully) newer car than the one we got in the North Island. We went into Queenstown, especially to pick up the kiwi we had missed out...

New Zealand | Queenstown: May 11-12, 2013

May 16, 2013, writing about May 11, 2013 Heading to Queenstown in the South Island Just updating our travel blog after quite a hectic week here in the South Island of New Zealand. We left the crazy geothermal wonderland that is Rotorua to catch our flight from Auckland to Queenstown. We...