Day 5 – Osaka to Hakone

A nice breakfast in the Swissotel Club lounge, which included sausages and tomatoes.   Then we were back on the Shinkansen heading for Odawara, which was a transfer station to get us to Hakone. On the train we encountered some other tourists just as we were getting off, they were asking if we were heading… Continue reading Day 5 – Osaka to Hakone

Day 4 – Kyoto to Osaka

Knowing that we were leaving Kyoto for Osaka later in the day, we got up early, had breakfast, checked out but left our bags at the hotel and headed for the train station. We weren’t heading for a bullet train, we were making our way to the local JR train to take us to Arashiyama which is… Continue reading Day 4 – Kyoto to Osaka

Day 31 – Hue

Sleep was fitful but mostly quiet except for some guy walking down the hallway whistleing in the middle of the night. What the fuck is up with that? It’s always cool to wake up with stuff going past the window. Toilet was one of those ones that drop straight on to the tracks which isn’t… Continue reading Day 31 – Hue

Day 30 – Hanoi

Early solo breakfast in the hotel then met with the tour group at 8.30am. This was our first trip together as a complete group and I got to meet the two young Aussies Lisa and Luke (first time overseas for Luke first in Asia for Lisa). 9 of us in the tour van and our… Continue reading Day 30 – Hanoi

Day 6 – Ronks to Philadelphia

Yet another day of missing photos. 🙁 *Update – the photos were recovered off the external hard drive* Had a restless night in the Olde Amish Inn. The bed was rather uncomfortable which made it difficult to sleep. But it did have a mirror and the sink outside the room where the toilet and shower… Continue reading Day 6 – Ronks to Philadelphia