Category Archives: Holidays

A Step Back in Time …

No visit to Hiroshima is complete without learning about what happened here in August 1945. You understand that something needed to be done to end World War 2 however the massive loss of lives in an instant and for months … Continue reading

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Island Hopping …

One of the most photographed Torii Gates in Japan is located near Hiroshima on Miyajima Island, called the Itsukushima Floating Torii Gate. Todays adventure would take us to the island. The trick with the Gate is to be their at … Continue reading

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Its Bullet Time …

Today is a travel day. We will be doing 925 kilometres from Tokyo to Hiroshima but rather than fly, we will experience what low level flying is all about on the Bullet Trains or Shinkansen as they call them. Our … Continue reading

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Hello Tokyo …

There wasn’t a lot of movement in the apartment this morning, particularly the kids. Jenny and I pottered around taking it easy. It gave Jenny a chance to do a load of washing turning our Japanese apartment into a Chinese … Continue reading

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Sumo or sort of …

The plan today was to get up early and head into Tokyo to see the Sumo training as there are no tournaments at the moment. The last one was a week ago and the next one is not for a … Continue reading

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Lets Go Mario Carting …

I am not sure where else you can go in the world, dress up in onesies, strap into a GoKart and go play in the traffic of one of the largest Metropolis’s in the world but that is what we … Continue reading

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Its Mickey Time …

It wasn’t too hard getting everyone out the door on time but with the carrot of “Disney” seemed to help. After last nights walk with the suitcases from the closest JR Station, it was decided to catch a local train … Continue reading

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Time to experience some Tokyo …

We all got together around 8:30am in our twin room but as we were a little late for the complementary breakfast, it was across the road to experience a Japanese 7/11. And what an experience. Firstly, a lot of the … Continue reading

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Asia – Here come the Thompson’s …

A number of firsts for us. Even though the kids have ventured into Asia, it is the first time for Jenny and I. We have always flown Qantas for our overseas jaunts but this trip we have chosen Singapore Airlines … Continue reading

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Broken Hill to Riverton – The gift that keeps on giving …

Its been over a month since we were on the Birdsville Track but it is still that gift that keeps on giving. Woke up this morning to a flat tyre on the wheel we had the blowout on the Birdsville … Continue reading

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