It was time to use the most valuable weapon in our Japanese travel arsenal – our JR Japan Rail Passes! We ordered them online in Australia (they cannot be bought in Japan), and picked them up at Shinjuku station with all the required stamps and stickers. We found them to be great value – i’ve … More The Japan JR rail pass – what you should know
In the subway tunnels under Tokyo, 1am – we sat on the carriage and watched a Japanese salaryman fast asleep and snoring, collapsed like a ragdoll, briefcase at his feet. We were witnessing Tokyo’s famous workaholic culture first hand. Or maybe he’d been at the bar for one too many sakes! Tokyo’s subway is amazing. … More Fun facts about Tokyo’s subway
I always imagined Coney Island to be different to modern amusement parks. More nostalgic landmark than weekend activity. A relic of the glory days of carnivals and rides. A throwback to the classic amusement park tropes. I thought about ferris wheels for a nickel, haunted houses with a guy dressed as a ghost to scare … More A day trip to Coney Island in New York City
I arrived on day one and went directly to the pub. That’s actually just half true. It was a hotel (with an attached bar), and although I was hoping to stay, the bartender explained inbetween pouring pints that the rooms were full.
If i’m feeling lazy on a particular Sunday in Australia, when I want bread from the shops but don’t feel like getting dressed, I’m going out anyway. I’ll wear thongs, pyjama pants and my favourite band T-shirt, that old one I’ve had since a teenager, with all the holes and stains, but still rocks.