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Guide to Climbing Mt Fuji

Girl at the top of Mt Fuji

What to pack, how long, what’s the cost, and everything else you need to know before climbing Mt Fuji. Standing at 3,776 metres tall (12,389ft), Mt Fuji is Japan’s tallest and most iconic mountain. Its beautiful symmetrical shape is revered by people from all over the globe, many of which set their eyes on summiting the mountain. To Shinto practitioners, Mt Fuji is a holy site and climbing the mountain is seen as a...

HOTEL THE FLAG: comfort in the heart of Osaka

We flew into Osaka tired, weary and exhausted after our 12-day road trip around Hokkaido; luckily HOTEL THE FLAG Shinsaibashi was just the accommodation we needed to rest up before setting out to explore the city. Read on to find out about our stay… Disclaimer: Our time at HOTEL THE FLAG was sponsored but all words and comments in this post are our own. Location What initially drew us to stay with HOTEL THE...

On The Marks Kawasaki: Hostel and Hotel

On The Marks Kawasaki offers everything we look for in a hotel: clean, comfort, security and location – while providing the social experience of a hostel. This lodging is blurring the lines between a hostel and hotel – and we like it. Read on to find out more about our stay. Disclaimer: Our time at On The Marks Kawasaki was sponsored but all words and comments in this post are our own. Location We...

Top 10 Hong Kong photography spots

Hong Kong photography spots

Hong Kong is truly a photographers playground, from soaring skyscrapers to wild country parks, the Far East city has it all. Over the course of two years, we explored the city inside out with our cameras in hand; and after these two years we’ve come up with our top 10 Hong Kong photography spots including how to get there and when you’d want to go… 1. Shing Mun Reservoir (城門水塘) –  Location How to get...

9 tips to improve your travel photos

improve your travel photos

Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or just picking up the camera for the first time, you might find some of these tips useful in helping you improve your travel photos. We’ve been shooting travel photos for the past 3 years, originally starting off as a hobby before it transformed into a way for us to make a living. As we’re self-taught photographers we’ve made plenty of mistakes along the way, but it’s from these...

Emblem Hostel Nishiarai: a hostel for travellers to meet travellers

Emblem Hostel exterior

We take a step out of central Tokyo to stay in Emblem Hostel Nishiarai, a hostel we believe to be perfect for travellers to meet like-minded travellers. Disclaimer: we were invited to stay at Emblem Hostel Nishiarai during our visit to Tokyo but all words and comments in this post are our own. Location Emblem Hostel Nishiarai is located in the northern part of Tokyo city with its closest train station being Nishiarai station...

Living abroad: the good and the bad

Not sure whether you’re ready to live abroad? This post may help you come to a decision. After nearly three years living abroad, we explain the good and the bad about life overseas. Before we jump into this post I want to give you guys a little back story to provide some context on why our thoughts on living abroad might matter to you. If you know our story already you can skip ahead...

Life updates for 2018

Sunrise over Hong Kong Victoria Harbour

We’ve made some huge changes over the last few months and now that the dust has begun to settle, we’re ready to tell you guys all about our life updates for 2018. Bye bye Hong Kong As some of you may already know, we’ve departed from Hong Kong – a city we’ve called home for the past two and a half years. We originally only planned to stay for a year but ended up...

Best free travel apps of 2018

Before you set off on your next adventure make sure you have these 6 free travel apps installed on your phone. Out of the millions of apps available, we’ve found these 6 travel apps to be the most helpful in booking, planning, managing and allowing us to enjoy our trip stress-free. All travel apps listed are available for both IOS and Android. Best for finding cheap flights: Kayak Find cheap fares Discover new destinations...

Three days in Singapore

Three days in Singapore

When we heard some of our UK friends were travelling around South East Asia, we just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to fly out and meet them in Singapore. We only had three days in the city but that was plenty to have us wanting to come back again soon. Here’s our three-day itinerary for what we got up to in Singapore. Day 1 Check in + pool We spent our first morning enjoying our...

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