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New Zealand – Part I (Wellington – Kaikora)

Arriving at the huge and barren Wellington YHA Hostel, the instructions for late check-in ask me to ‘press the big red button’. I spend a long time looking for the ‘big red button’. Others also join in. Defeated, I set … Continue reading

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Australia – Part III (E.Coast Road Trip)

Before being released into the wild with our rusty Land Rover, we have to watch a safety video about Fraser Island. Driving on sand and getting bogged are covered, but a disturbing proportion focuses on the native Dingos (fox like … Continue reading

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Australia – Part II (E.Coast Road Trip)

Our travelling camper is bright green and from a company called ‘Jucy’. We often get approached by people mistaking it for a ice cream van. It’s a big vehicle, but still a small space for 4 fully grown humans. After … Continue reading

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Australia – Part I (Sydney)

In Sydney airport I’m feeling Australia was a cop out. I understand the signage and look like everybody else. My baselining levels of fear feel alien. With Westfield shopping centres, Mel B on the radio, trains to Guildford and my … Continue reading

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Taster of Tokyo

The elaborate seven-step daily skincare routine undertaken by both males and females in South Korea was explained to me on my last night. Indeed, their skin is strikingly supple. Inspired, I buy myself a face mask in Duty Free. It … Continue reading

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The North Korean Border

The below is my current understanding of the related history and current situation. I’m sure it is riddled with inaccuracies… The Korean Peninsula used to be united as one country. Following the Second World War and the ousting of Japanese … Continue reading

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Cracking open Korea

Up front…Korea is an incredible country. You should go. You should go. Do it. Go. —————————————— Seoul’s International Airport is immaculate, modern and slick. This tends to hold true for all things here on out. The city design is considerate … Continue reading

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