The day after our somewhat frantic hunt for Donsol’s whale sharks dawned rainy and humid. Intermittent downpours drifted across the lush gardens, and dark storm clouds assembled, towering ominously on…

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Philippines

Philippines

Confession time: I wasn’t that bothered about Japan as a destination. Whilst pretty much everywhere in the world features somewhere on my “I’d like to travel there” list, Japan certainly…

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Japan

Japan

Japan

And so, to our final month of this trip. We opted to spend it doing what Craig claimed he wanted to do all along – bumming out on the beaches…

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After Hiroshima we’d deliberately left a few days free in our Japan itinerary in case inspiration struck. I’d envisaged we’d perhaps go back to Kyoto, or maybe another city such…

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Miyajima island is located, as one might expect for an island, just off the coast of Honshu – about forty minutes from Hiroshima which makes for an easy day trip.…

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Japan

After spending an afternoon with the fishes in Osaka, we jumped on a Shinkansen for the short ninety minute journey to Hiroshima, where we planned to visit the Hiroshima Peace…

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