Monthly Archives: April 2019

Australia 2019 Pt XII: Dining Out Down Under!

A diet of very basic noodles, pasta and sandwiches got me through the majority of my year travelling around Australia in 2001. Fast forward eighteen years and it’s fair to say that my eating habits have changed. That’s not just … Continue reading

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Australia 2019 Pt XI: You Can Take The Man Out Of Japan But…

Writing about non Japan-related things on this site usually sees a notable dip in hits but I remain stubborn to my philosophy that posts should mostly be about what I’ve done or where I’ve been rather than what I think … Continue reading

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Australia 2019 Pt X: Reunited With Friends & A Trip To One Of Sydney’s More Hidden Parts

As good as visiting new and interesting sights is, it really doesn’t compare to being in the company of some good friends and thankfully I had a few in Sydney that I had arranged to meet up with on my … Continue reading

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Australia 2019 Pt IX: The “Tokyo” Temple In The Wolverine Movie

Geography has rarely ever been a strong point in movies and ‘The Wolverine‘ (2013) definitely proves that point as it leaps and jumps between different parts of the capital without too much respect for distance or time. I even cycled this … Continue reading

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Australia 2019 Pt VIII: To Sydney & Straight Up To Palm Beach For Some Filming!

  Visiting the church where Scott and Charlene got married in ‘Neighbours‘ the day before had really got me in the mood for doing some more iconic Aussie filming locations albeit ones from a rival soap. When I first booked … Continue reading

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Australia 2019 Pt VII: Fun & Games With The Family

Revisiting Australia was never really in my mind at all until last Autumn when my parents said they were going to visit my sister’s family in Melbourne. My mind then started to wonder if I could go too. Throw in … Continue reading

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Australia 2019 Pt VI: At One Of The World’s Most Famous Cricket Grounds But For A Different Ball Game

  One of the first things I did on my arrival in Melbourne back in 2001 was visit the iconic MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) for a tour of the ground and the various museums within it. Live cricket followed the … Continue reading

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