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The long way back

20 November 2018


Japan-Tokyo-Hachioji-Food - The long way back

Now for the trials and tribulations of getting from Lake Okutama back to Kanda (Tokyo). This update will pleaes train nerds and test the geography....

Magnificent Lake Okutama

20 November 2018


Japan-Okutama-Lake-Hiking - Magnificent Lake Okutama

Well that all took longer than expected. So long that I didnt even come back to the hotel between todays activity and dinner, more on that later, ....

Hiking with others

17 November 2018


Japan-Tokyo-Hiking-Mount Kawanori - Hiking with others

Today was a long day, a long day hiking near Tokyo on a Saturday, which meant there were other people. At times lots of other people, but at other....

All about the bridge

15 November 2018


Japan-Nagasaki-Bridge-Tunnel - All about the bridge

As you shall see, today is all about the bridge, but also a tunnel, and also Mitsubishi, and also a more than 30km great loop around the Nagasaki ....


Featured Trip

Of course I am back in Japan

October 27th - November 23rd 2018


Of course I am back in Japan - My trip to Japan this year will be a lot of time in Tokyo, but then also flying to Naha on Okinawa, then back to Fukuoka, then a train to Nagasaki the

My trip to Japan this year will be a lot of time in Tokyo, but then also flying to Naha on Okinawa, then back to Fukuoka, then a train to Nagasaki then flying back to Tokyo. More planes than trains, hopefully no typhoons, definitely a lot of mountains, maybe bears, surely mildly offensive.


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The long way back

20 November 2018


Japan-Tokyo-Hachioji-Food - The long way back

Now for the trials and tribulations of getting from Lake Okutama back to Kanda (Tokyo). This update will pleaes train nerds and test the geography....

Magnificent Lake Okutama

20 November 2018


Japan-Okutama-Lake-Hiking - Magnificent Lake Okutama

Well that all took longer than expected. So long that I didnt even come back to the hotel between todays activity and dinner, more on that later, ....

Roller coasters in the rain

19 November 2018


Japan-Tokyo-Suidobashi-Food - Roller coasters in the rain

Rain is an overstatement. Light drizzle. Not enough to get wet. Enough to cause people to have their annoying eye piercing height umbrellas up, bu....

Kawagoe by train to see trains

19 November 2018


Japan-Tokyo-Kawagoe-Museum - Kawagoe by train to see trains

Do you like trains? Do you like ancient Starbucks? Then todays update is right up your alley. Apparently I also went to the ancient sweets (candy)....

Quiet night in Shimbashi

18 November 2018


Japan-Tokyo-Shimbashi-Food - Quiet night in Shimbashi

On my walk past the Tokyo tower the other night, I went past a bright area I could see in the distance which my map informed me was Shimbashi. I g....

Greasers

18 November 2018


Japan-Tokyo-Yoyogi - Greasers

I keep hearing about how on a Sunday afternoon, Yoyogi park is the place to go to see every kind of weird freak in the world trying to start a new....

Brief trip to Ginza for curry

17 November 2018


Japan-Tokyo-Ginza-Curry - Brief trip to Ginza for curry

I am a bit broken. Or more accurately, fatigued. No strength in legs. Not much mental capacity for make good sentences. Conveniently then, my hote....

Hiking with others

17 November 2018


Japan-Tokyo-Hiking-Mount Kawanori - Hiking with others

Today was a long day, a long day hiking near Tokyo on a Saturday, which meant there were other people. At times lots of other people, but at other....

From Kanda to Harajuku

16 November 2018


Japan-Nagasaki-Tokyo-Harajuku - From Kanda to Harajuku

Days where I spend all day with my bum on a plane, bus, train, monorail etc means that by the time I get to my hotel I have a lot of walking to do....

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Full Trip Reports

Of course I am back in Japan

October 27th - November 23rd 2018


Of course I am back in Japan - My trip to Japan this year will be a lot of time in Tokyo, but then also flying to Naha on Okinawa, then back to Fukuoka, then a train to Nagasaki the

My trip to Japan this year will be a lot of time in Tokyo, but then also flying to Naha on Okinawa, then back to Fukuoka, then a train to Nagasaki then flying back to Tokyo. More planes than trains, hopefully no typhoons, definitely a lot of mountains, maybe bears, surely mildly offensive.

The Great Loop of China

April 14th - May 11th 2018


The Great Loop of China - It looks like Russia and the USA are going to war over Syria to distract people from the situation in North Korea while at the same time China is runn

It looks like Russia and the USA are going to war over Syria to distract people from the situation in North Korea while at the same time China is running rings around Trump on issues related to trade.
To solve this I am returning to mainland China to become the new modern Marco Polo, providing exaggerated reports on my field observations as I travel in a great loop around the middle kingdom.

Back to Japan for Even More

October 21st - November 17th 2017


Back to Japan for Even More - Negotiations with Kim Jong-un have broken down. Mutually assured destruction seems inevitable. North Korea have threatened to sink Japan with a volley

Negotiations with Kim Jong-un have broken down. Mutually assured destruction seems inevitable. North Korea have threatened to sink Japan with a volley of nuclear fire. I am left with no choice, travel once again to Japan to personally man the global missile defence shield. The fate of the world rests on my shoulders.

A Full Lap of Taiwan

March 5th - April 1st 2017


A Full Lap of Taiwan - In a slightly less highly original move than Japan6, I am going to Taiwan4. Which is code for I am going to Taiwan for the 4th time. Taiwan is part of

In a slightly less highly original move than Japan6, I am going to Taiwan4. Which is code for I am going to Taiwan for the 4th time.
Taiwan is part of the reaffirmed one true China and lies to the east of the glorious mainland but well within the 9 dash line.

Visiting 9 Cities in Japan

October 16th - November 11th 2016


Visiting 9 Cities in Japan - In a highly original move, I am going to Japan for the 6th time. I will be gone 27 days, travelling West from Tokyo then to Hokkaido to fight bears be

In a highly original move, I am going to Japan for the 6th time.
I will be gone 27 days, travelling West from Tokyo then to Hokkaido to fight bears before coming back via Fukushima.

London - Germany - Austria - Work & Holiday

May 22nd - June 13th 2016


London - Germany - Austria - Work & Holiday - I am going to England and then Germany for work. I may invade Poland and then escape via the alps. Because I am mainly working, do not expect the norm

I am going to England and then Germany for work. I may invade Poland and then escape via the alps.
Because I am mainly working, do not expect the normal level of bullshit.
Also, I made it so the Europe page works on hand held devices like phones and stuff, it is experimental, so if it is not working properly please shut up.

Japan - Tokyo - Nagoya - Hiroshima - Fukuoka

November 2nd - November 26th 2015


Japan - Tokyo - Nagoya - Hiroshima - Fukuoka - With Australia entering final negotiations to pay the Imperial Japanese Navy to construct a fleet of submarines capable of sinking rickety Indonesian

With Australia entering final negotiations to pay the Imperial Japanese Navy to construct a fleet of submarines capable of sinking rickety Indonesian fishing boats, its time for me to head over and make a deal to ensure a first strike nuclear capability is included.

Korea Again

March 3rd - March 26th 2015


Korea Again - I am going back to Korea to sort out the heiress nut scandal, re float the sunken ferry, agree a ceasefire with Japan over the comfort girl apology dr

I am going back to Korea to sort out the heiress nut scandal, re float the sunken ferry, agree a ceasefire with Japan over the comfort girl apology drama, buy the freedom for the mentally handicapped slaves on the farming islands and welcome Kim Jong-un to town during the reunification party.

Hong Kong - Japan - Taiwan

March 6th - March 28th 2014


Hong Kong - Japan - Taiwan - I did not go anywhere for a year, which sux. So this time I am going for a full 3 weeks at least, to Hong Kong for 4 days, Japan for 8 days then Taiwa

I did not go anywhere for a year, which sux. So this time I am going for a full 3 weeks at least, to Hong Kong for 4 days, Japan for 8 days then Taiwan for 9 days.
Taiwan is not Thailand. Educate yourselves.

Sichuan - China - Chengdu - Chongqing

March 23rd - April 10th 2013


Sichuan - China - Chengdu - Chongqing - 2.5 weeks in western China, split between Chengdu and Chongqing, land of the giant panda hotpot. Thanks to the three gorges dam I did not experience a

2.5 weeks in western China, split between Chengdu and Chongqing, land of the giant panda hotpot. Thanks to the three gorges dam I did not experience a flood.

Tokyo for the weekend

October 25th - October 30th 2012


Tokyo for the weekend - A really short trip over an extended weekend to Tokyo managing to squeeze in a visit to a mountain and Kamakura.

A really short trip over an extended weekend to Tokyo managing to squeeze in a visit to a mountain and Kamakura.

Back to China - Shanghai - Nanjing - Hangzhou

August 27th - September 13th 2012


Back to China - Shanghai - Nanjing - Hangzhou - Back to China again, visiting many cities around the Yangtze river delta, observing the tomb of Sun Yat-sen and taking a stroll around the fantastic w

Back to China again, visiting many cities around the Yangtze river delta, observing the tomb of Sun Yat-sen and taking a stroll around the fantastic west lake.

Japan and Taiwan

March 1st - March 22nd 2012


Japan and Taiwan - A brief stop in Tokyo before taking the Shinkensen to Osaka in Japan followed by Taipei and Keelung in Taiwan.

A brief stop in Tokyo before taking the Shinkensen to Osaka in Japan followed by Taipei and Keelung in Taiwan.

China - From Shanghai to Beijing

November 1st - November 18th 2011


China - From Shanghai to Beijing - China, mainly Shanghai and Beijing inclding the new bullet train in between and a visit to the great wall.

China, mainly Shanghai and Beijing inclding the new bullet train in between and a visit to the great wall.

Korea and Hong Kong

September 3rd - September 17th 2011


Korea and Hong Kong - South Korea - specifically Seoul, transiting via Hong Kong and Taiwan and then back through Japan.

South Korea - specifically Seoul, transiting via Hong Kong and Taiwan and then back through Japan.

Taiwan - Hong Kong - Singapore

March 25th - April 11th 2011


Taiwan - Hong Kong - Singapore - Taiwan via Hong Kong with a visit to Macau returning via Singapore and who knows where else.

Taiwan via Hong Kong with a visit to Macau returning via Singapore and who knows where else.

London, for the third time

June 25th - July 17th 2010


London, for the third time - I cant seem to stop going to London for work, this time I made a side trip to Paris

I cant seem to stop going to London for work, this time I made a side trip to Paris

Japan and Hong Kong

May 2nd - May 18th 2010


Japan and Hong Kong - I went to Tokyo in Japan and then Hong Kong again purely for a holiday. The first of many visits to Japan.

I went to Tokyo in Japan and then Hong Kong again purely for a holiday. The first of many visits to Japan.

London again then Hong Kong

February 26th - March 25th 2010


London again then Hong Kong - I went to London to work some more including spending time in Hatfield, then on the way home I went to Hong Kong and took a ferry ride across to Macau

I went to London to work some more including spending time in Hatfield, then on the way home I went to Hong Kong and took a ferry ride across to Macau.

London

September 5th - 22nd 2009


London - I went to London for work and a holiday. Lots of work, not much holiday, although I did go to Oxford.

I went to London for work and a holiday. Lots of work, not much holiday, although I did go to Oxford.

South East Asia

December 3rd - 18th 2005


South East Asia - 16 days travel from Australia to India and back, via Malaysia both ways. Staying Mainly in Chennai, this was a working visit.

16 days travel from Australia to India and back, via Malaysia both ways. Staying Mainly in Chennai, this was a working visit.


Miscellaneous

Sony Photography

2018 Onwards



I already bought another new camera, a Sony a7ii. This is a full frame mirrorless camera, I also bought a 28mm f/2 lens to screw onto it. It will be interesting to see how it compares to my smaller aps-c fixed lens Fujifilm x70 which I also love.

Fuji Photography

2017 Onwards



If you are sick of reading about foreign travel, here are a heap of 'photography journals' taken around Australia using my Fujifilm x70 camera I bought in 2017.

Really old content

Dating back to the 1990's



If you are feeling really nostalgic, here is a tonne of really old content dating back to the 1990's. Its not guaranteed to work and its probably useless to try looking at this stuff on a mobile device.