Konnichiwa Japan! December 11th 2015 Having left the bustling city of Hong Kong behind us, we hopped on our first flight of this leg of our travels and flew for a couple of hours to the southern Japanese city of Fukuoka. On arrival we were immediately struck by how quiet and orderly Japan seemed in comparison to China. We travelled to our hostel in Fukuoka by metro, entering a very strange world full of men in very smart suits with i ... read more
Asia » Japan In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
Hello. We are Ross and Liz and on the 20th November 2013 (a wet and grey British winter's day) we finally set off on our long planned trip around the globe. We started our adventure in Buenos Aires, Argentina and have since made our way around South America, South East Asia, Sri Lanka and overland from the UK to Hong Kong, where we hopped over to Japan and then down to New Zealand. After five fantastic months camper vanning around NZ we are heading over to Australia for three months before finally heading home (via Thailand and Frankfurt).
We travel at a nice slow pace, visiting all the s... full info