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Lombok and Bali

Lombok and Bali

Jetstar started a direct route from Cairns to Denpasar and we jumped straight on the launching sale price, of less than $500 for both of us return!! We left Cairns on Chris’s birthday Thursday 21st of May at 11.30am and…

Pune, India

Pune, India

This trip to India, was not like any other trip I have ever done for two reasons. One, I was not with Chris, and two, it was for work. To get to Pune, I flew Cairns to Brisbane, Brisbane to…

Pureto Morelos

Pureto Morelos

Pureto Morelos We left the hotel at 7am and our flight was at 10.10am to Dallas/Fort Worth. The flight was pretty uneventful. The seats on American Airlines are pretty uncomfortable and it’s funny because all the air hostess are quite…

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Vegas baby Tuesday/Wednesday Left home at 4.15am on Monday morning for our 5.30am flight from Cairns to Brisbane. In Brisbane we had a 3 hour wait for our flight to Los Angeles. The flight was 13.5 hours I think and…

Bali

Bali

Saturday: Flew Jetstar from Cairbs to Denpasar via Darwin arriving around 5.30pm. In Indonesia you need to buy a visa on arrival which is US25 dollars that lets you stay for 30 days. We had a car waiting to take…

Cambodia

Cambodia

Phnom Penh We got the Mekong Delta Bus from HCMC to Phnom Penh on Friday the 19th. The bus is pretty comfortable with tv, air con and roomy seats and they gave everyone a pastry and bottle of water. The…

Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh

Hello Ho Chi Minh 2.10pm – 3.20pm Vietnam Airlines VN0329 (JMBXHL) Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City $107 We had a very smooth flight from Da Nang to HCMC. The hotel had recommended 2 types of reliable taxis so…

Hoi An

Hoi An

Day 1 Vietnam Airlines (VN311) Hanoi – Da Nang, Sat, November 13, 2:40pm – 3:55pm$85 We landed in Da Nang in the pouring rain where a car was waiting for us to take us to Phouc An Hotel. Our room…

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Day 1/2 Mel took us to the Cairns international at 10.30am to check in for our flight to Darwin. When we got there we were lining up to check into the next leg to Singapore when we were lucky enough…

Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle Himeji Castle is about half way between Kyoto and Tokyo. So we got off the train, threw our backpacks in a locker and headed up the road. Also know as the White Heron, this magnificent castle is built…

Nara

Nara

Nara We tried really hard to sleep in today but got up just before 7am. Today is a day trip to Nara which was 1 hour outside Tokyo on a local train. In Nara there are heaps of deers which…

Kyoto

Kyoto

Temples, Shrines, Temples, Shrines… Last night we checked into K’s House Kyoto which is close to the train station in the south side of Kyoto. We dropped our bags off and headed to down town Kyoto and walked millions of…

Tokyo

Tokyo

DAY 1/2 So, we’ve had our first full day in Japan and I think we’ve walked a million kms! Last night we landed at Narita airport at 8pm local time after 7 hours flying. We got the local Keise line…

Delhi

Delhi

Delhi 8.5 hour flight from London Heathrow to Mumbai International Airport. After a 5 hour delay in Mumbai spent in the Jet Airways VIP Lounge drinking and eating what ever we wanted (which wasn’t much), we finally boarded our connecting…

Goa

Goa

Goa Saturday at 7am we got a taxi to the airport. It was sad to say goodbye and we wrote a little letter to Oshwin, who hadn’t woken up yet. We arrived in Goa at 1pm and a driver took…

Agra and Jaipur

Agra and Jaipur

Rajastan: Agra (Taj Mahal) & Jaipur (The Pink City) Monday and Tuesday we rested at home and planned our trip to Agra and Jaipur. Wednesday morning we took a cab to the train station (800Rs) and got the 6.15am Shitabi…

Ludiana & Amritsar

Punjab: Ludiana & Amritsar (Golden Temple) The next train to Amritsar was severely delayed so we decided to bus it. We took a rickshaw to outside the city where the buses stop on the side of the road and you…

Dample and Tiger Safari

Uttarakhand: Dample (roadtrip through the real India) & Jim Corbett Tiger Safari Monday morning we hired a car and driver and headed North west to Karan’s uncle Nippy and his wife poppy’s house in Dample . We left home at…

Berlin

Berlin

East side vs. West side … learning the story We stayed at the St Christopher’s Inn hostel where we drank 2 euro jagaers, beer from steins and dined on curry weaners! We went on a free walking tour of Berlin.…

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Red lights, Canals, Clogs, Bicycles and Buds We flew to Amsterdam early Sunday morning. You can get into town from the airport via train. We had already booked accommodation at this rad hostel called The Flying Pig. They have queensize…

Venice

Venice

Venice We took the train to Venice so it was awesome crossing the bridge over to this magical island city of bridges. We booked to stay at the Hotel Bernardi in the heart of the old city. The hotel is…

Florence

We’ve decided that Florence is the most beautiful city we have seen so far. The cobble stone streets, side walk cafes, markets, amazing aarchitecture river, bridges and gardens all combine to make this city, one of a kind. We checked…

Rome

Rome

All roads lead to Rome… After only a few hours sleep and some frantic packing we made it to stansted airport where we flew good old ryanair to Rome (Ciampino). Our hostel was just around the corner from the main…

Mykonos

Mykonos

Mynokos was a great place to end our holiday. Although our first impression was not so good. The cabins we stayed at at Paradise beach was not really a cabin but a permanent tent- consisting of 4 walls, 1 window,…

Santorini

“It has been said that the sunsets in Santorini are the best in the world. From the Caldera breathtaking views of the volcano & neighbouring islands. From the east, miles of dark sandy or pebbled beaches. Everywhere one sees small…

Athens

Athens

We landed in Anthens coming from Cairo on 21 may 2008 and it’s Chris’s birthday! Aegean Air – Cairo to Athens Flight A3931, £198.73, 14:55 – 16:55 Accommodation at Zorbas, 2 nights, £50 We spent a day walking around the…

Cairo

Cairo

Pyramids, Papyrus and People We got an overnight bus from Dahab to Cairo, leaving at 11pm and arriving in the dusty, horn honking city of Cairo at about 7am. We got a cab to Lialy Hostel where we had previously…

Dahab

Dahab

Dahab Diving Arrived in Sharm el Sheik on Tuesday 13th 9.15pm, after waiting for quite a while for our luggage to turn up we found our driver with a cute little ‘Emily’ sign and headed off to Dahab. Another English…