Our Honeymoon: Bali Part 3

Feeling refreshed we went on our final pre-booked trip and it was a busy day! We had the best guide on this trip. Not only did he tell us all about the places we were visiting, he gave us a real insight into Bali life and culture between our destinations. He talked about his wife…

Our Honeymoon: Bali Part 2

It started in the middle of the night. Stomach cramps, feeling hot and cold, nausea. Bali belly had arrived! I honestly don’t think I have ever felt that ill before. Throughout the night and into the morning I felt so ill and weak, but we were due to leave for our pre-booked trip shortly and…

Our Honeymoon: Bali Part 1

We were very fortunate to have a two stop honeymoon, so after visiting Singapore, our next stop was Bali. I’m not sure if we could have chosen two more contrasting destinations! This part of the honeymoon was the most humbling trip I have ever been on. The people are the nicest I have ever met,…

Our Honeymoon: Singapore Day 4

On our last day in Singapore, we saved the best til last. I was really disappointed to learn that Raffles Hotel was closed for renovations during our stay, but all was not lost. The Long Bar was open, which meant we could enjoy a Singapore Sling in the place it was invented 100 years before….

Our Honeymoon: Singapore Day 3

Our first trip of the day was to the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. This was a little more complicated to get too as there was a bit of a walk from the train which went through the National University Of Singapore. Our daughters (and Allan!) are dinosaur geeks so it was worth it!…

Our Honeymoon: Singapore Day 2

After breakfast by the pool, we decided to take a walk down to the marina and visit the Gardens By The Bay in daylight. The gardens are outstanding, with an aim to provide a sustainable, enriching, conservation and leisure space for all. Singapore were hosting the Grand Prix shortly after our visit, so an extra…

Our Honeymoon: Singapore Day 1

It can be really difficult to decide where to go on honeymoon. You’re faced with the opportunity to travel and potentially take the trip of a lifetime but how do you begin to choose? When Allan and I got engaged we were gifted a scratch-off map of the world, and we decided that we would…

My Adventures In Japan – Day 10

Wednesday 14th November 2012 It was our final day and we only had one big thing left to do, and that was to ride the Shinkansen (bullet train) to Kyoto. During our break at the Skytree yesterday we went to Tokyo station to buy tickets for the Shinkansen. Tickets are quite expensive at around £105…

My Adventures In Japan – Day 9

Tuesday 13th November 2012 We woke up a bit late this morning so swapped the schedule over and did our “last day” things today. We bought one-day passes for the Metro so we could scoot about all over the place, and this cost ¥710.  You can also get a one-day pass which does the Metro…

My Adventures In Japan – Day 8

Monday 12th November 2012 Today we ventured out of Tokyo properly for the first time to visit Kamakura. The JR line train goes directly here from Shinjuku and there’s a really handy tourist information desk within the station.  We went there, got maps of the area and popped into Delifrance for some tasty pastries to…