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Not really sure what day it is again. But from the last 24 hours…

Lovely shower

Finally made it to a Uniqlo

More new KitKat flavours

Having a seat between us on the flight. It’s so much nicer when you can lie down

Buying our way into the fancy lounge at Ho Chi Minh. ‘Free’ watermelon for daaaaaays

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Back to Tokyo. This time I managed to get to a gallery. The wood block one. Absolutely amazing how it’s done.

3D lattes.

Mad Harajuku shops

New KitKat flavours. And lots of cheap socks.

Another Zen dinner

Another Golden Gai drink. This time in Open Book which was so lovely.

Buffet breakfast. Double pancakes.

Pirate ship across the lake.

A lovely walk up and down the 400 year old road, covered in moss.

With a tea stop in an old tea house. Plus rice thing.

The beautiful, peaceful, gorgeous onsen.

The sneaky orgasm.

The tiny cake thing that we watched getting made.

Video calling Jo.

Freddie’s open mouth sleeping. Like Han.

The various travel methods to get from Teshima to Hakone. Walking, ferry, trains, tiny trains, funicular trains and a cable car.

My Michael Bublé joke.

The Story about our Google translate history.

The beautiful onsen. Sitting in the steaming water outside under the stars was lovely.

Buffet. Big huge buffet. With too many desserts.

Wearing the yukata to said buffet. #pantsfreebuffet

Naoshima. The lines, the curves, the light, the galleries, the nature, the cute streets, the heat. It is perfect.

The walk back from the gallery to the hostel.

The crab. Gabby the Crabby.

A carrot and egg sandwich. With raisins.

Kurama and Kibune. Even though Kurama was mostly shut because of the typhoon damage.

The Buddhist lunch. I love soba noodles.

The cute train up to the villages.

Elegant trains.

Spotting an actual geisha.

The beautiful tiny streets with wooden houses and lanterns.

Wandering. Always wandering.

Walking around an art gallery without shoes on. That should be a thing in more places. Plus the little meditation area.

The temple in the dark. Glowing lanterns.

Sushi. I liked it!

A hot gin cocktail.

The tiramisu pancake thing.

Swaying bamboo at the bamboo forest

The golden temple

The buckwheat soba noodles we ate just outside the temple

The beautiful entrance ticket

Wandering in the giant, empty park

Finding green tea KitKat’s

Fig cake

The tiny dog that peed on me

Organic vegetarian meal in a cute restaurant upstairs

Vintage shopping

Just wandering through the streets of Kyoto. It feels a little bit French.

Sunshine! Such blue skies.

The child trolleys in Takayama.

Kyoto. Oh my god. I’m in love. This city is beautiful.

The outrageously beautiful garden outside the restaurant.

The shops filled with gorgeous clothes.

The crunchy chocolate things.

The charcoal incense.

I love this city. I’d like to stay.

Delicious fat toast

Hanging out with Robbie and Matt

The huge old houses in Takayama

Big wild salmon

Floof

The 4th best restaurant in all of Japan. And it was incredible. He made everything infront of us and it was all just perfect.

Ball lols at the café

Waiting for the typhoon to hit from the bar at the top of their hotel.

Bumping into a guy I went to school with 14 years ago on a bus a tiny village in the mountains of Japan.

The beautiful misty clouds over Hida.

Yu. The gorgeous ‘Japanese pub’ with sake cocktails and lots of chats with Han.

We’re in Tokyo!! And our hostel is ADORABLE. Beautiful, books everywhere and floor to ceiling windows.

Mad big crossing. Not even the maddest biggest crossing.

The most delicious meal ever. And it was our first one.

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Looking back through our travel blog. We had such an incredible time. And wrote some very funny blogs.
Walking through London in the sunshine, feeling happy and good and positive.
Jonny’s 10 point plan for the iced tea idea.

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Packing everything into our van ready for tomorrow. It’s so exciting!
Working out how to pump up our tyres.
Doing the sleep meditation podcast together. Shuffling into position and deep breaths.

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We booked our flights home. Well almost home. To Amsterdam.
Packing up the van in the evening, with that fading light that reminds me of packing cars up for holidays. I can’t believe we’re going to live in it.
The Mindy Project. I need to start watching this properly.

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Finding cheap flights home that go via Taiwan and Amsterdam. Yes please.
Happy team, happy day.
Coming home and telling him about my ideas from the day.

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A really fun and fast day at work with lots to do and no tired feet.
The F Word. A show at Bats Theatre about sexism that was Ah.Maze.Ing. Funny and clever and just brilliant. I’m still buzzing from it.
Roughly planning our trip around New Zealand in January. It suddenly feels a lot more real and exciting. Plus I’m feeling less worried about the money side of it all.

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New deodorant. Another day of smelling myself.
Finding out we sold our car seats for waaaay more than we had hoped for!
A date with my boyfriend. Tapas, a cocktail and talk of a European adventure!

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Going to a huge Mitre10 Mega and buying some black and white vinyl tiles for our van kitchen. After a day of rain when we wanted to be outside cutting and doing, it was a happy moment.
The lovely woman at the Fabric Store who found a new roll of the (super cheap) fabric I was looking for. Thank you lovely lady.
Going to an Asian canteen restaurant and feeling a bit like we were traveling again.

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Finishing the mats for our van.
Looking through our plans and itinerary for our travels last year. We did so much stuff!
I had a realisation in meditation this evening that led me to a clearer idea and plan for what I want to do work and life wise. It’s all about confidence.

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The 100 year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared.
Trying a new restaurant and feeling like we’re traveling again.
The cute cinema with comfy sofas.

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Listening to the Scott Mills podcast.
Walking to the bus stop listening to The Music and looking out over the whole of the city lit up.
Looking through all the photos on o our blog from our travels.

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A lovely girl we interviewed this morning. She was so sweet and happy, she reminded me of my cousins wife. One of those people that just make you feel better about things

Spending the evening away from my laptop. Instead I did some good old scrubbing and cleaned the bathroom singing along to the Beatles

One month today we leave the UK for a year and half of traveling. Oh blimey…I think I need to sit down

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Sitting in the sun in the Southbank Centre roof garden with some old friends

Sorting out visa’s for our trip. It’s all getting so close!

Homemade pizza. Always a happy occasion

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Booking trains and ferries to start our big trip! It’s official. We’ve booked and paid for transport to start us on our overland trip from here to New Zealand. It’s happening!

Speaking to people in the evening about New Zealand and how much they loved it. Which got me really excited again.

Dancing with friends and my boyfriend to some great songs I haven’t heard in a while.

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Going shopping after work and getting some clothes for our trip. Even though it’s still 3 months away.

I liked how my hair looked today.

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Muji. I love everything about that shop

Lunch at Food For Thought, the delicious vegetarian cafe in Covent Garden. The salad was incredible. I feel like I’ve never had a healthier lunch.

Going shopping for rucksacks and clothes for traveling. Eek!

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Walking past a canal boat with full sized Rosie and Jim dolls on. And they waved at us! We waved back.

My boyfriend managed to change our train seats so we won’t be sat at a table. You have no idea how happy this makes me.

A day spent deciding all the things we need to buy for our big trip. We rarely buy anything so this is so exciting. Especially for me. I actually love buying stuff. I’ve just managed to keep it under control for the last few years. Tomorrow will be even more exciting. We’re going SHOPPING!

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The knitted boyfriend

Remembering that we’re going away in a few months

This cool video from Wriggles and Robin that looks like a lady dancing

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Had parsnip and apple soup for the first time. And it was yummy.

Found out more information about working visa’s for New Zealand

Went to the opera for the very first time. Not really my thing but the English National Opera is a lovely building.