Category Archives: Australasia Travel

TF Flashback – Driving Across The Nullabor (2002)

  One of the most common questions I get asked by students is why I came to Japan. I’ve talked on here countless times about World Cup 2002 being an influence but the main reason for my interest in this … Continue reading

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A Fox Down Under – My 2001-02 Journal Is Now Online!

  It was 15 years ago that I set off alone on a journey to a huge island country on the other side of the world with just a backpack to my name. Other than the Australian soaps, ‘Crocodile Dundee‘ and typical … Continue reading

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Snowboarding Trip To Hokkaido

When it comes to snowboarding in Japan there are many good places but it is Hokkaido which is the place held in highest esteem by those in the know. As much as I enjoyed all my previous snowboarding trips to Nagano-ken … Continue reading

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TF Flashback – Christmas In Australia (2001)

Over recent years I have spent Christmas in the likes of Myanmar, Guatemala and Vietnam but none of them really felt like the festive season as was the case the first time I spent it away from home. That was … Continue reading

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TF Flashback – Meet The Neighbours Night (2002)

30 years ago an Australian soap started and it wasn’t too long after that (maybe the Summer of 1987 as it didn’t screen in the UK until 1986) that I started watching it one afternoon in the holidays as my mum … Continue reading

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TF Flashback – Ten Days In Fiji (2002)

“Where the hell’s Fiji?” is what Marlon asks his best friend Truman (Jim Carrey) in ‘The Truman Show‘ (1998) in response to his pal’s admission to having itchy feet. He goes on to explain where the South Pacific Ocean country … Continue reading

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TF Flashback – New Zealand v England One Day International (2002)

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 begins on Valentines Day with Australia and New Zealand sharing hosting duties and England play their second game against the latter in Wellington on February 20th which has brought back memories of the one and only time I … Continue reading

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