Category Archives: Travel

Tobu Zoo Park

Note: Japanese zoos are generally not the best place regarding animal welfare. Most of the zoos, I have visited have a few cages where my heart breaks for the welfare of the animals. That said, I believe zoos do have … Continue reading

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2017 Mountains- a Year in Review.

I started this series primarily to have accountability in completing various tasks that I’m forever procrastinating. While I haven’t written a blog post in the last few months, I have nonetheless continued to work towards the mountains. Well- I think … Continue reading

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Orbi Science Museum

“We are heading out to Orbi on Tuesday, fancy joining us?” A friend invited.  “Sure” I replied not knowing what I was signing up for.  It turns out that Orbi is a collaboration between Sega and BBC Earth. It is … Continue reading

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Legoland Discovery Center

Over the summer break, the only thing ‘J’ wanted to do was head out to Legoland Discovery Center in Odaiba.  So on a hot Friday morning, we headed out.  LDC- has a couple of rides, but it is more… of … Continue reading

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Shimoda

Shimoda is a resort town on the Izu peninsula about 180km from Tokyo with some of the most beautiful beaches, we have found in Japan so far. We have visited Shimoda five times so far, and we are not the … Continue reading

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June’s Mountains

The final stretch down into the summer holidays has meant that I have been very focussed on getting things done. It has been been very empowering and motivating. Mountain 1: Physical Mountain This month: No mountain climbed. In fact, I … Continue reading

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May’s Mountains

June. Yikes- this year is flying by. I had an amazing holiday with my family in South Africa, and I don’t think that I managed any of the mountains. Which I was fine with. Let’s be honest- spending quality time … Continue reading

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South Africa- why it’s worth a visit.

Ok- so I’m heavily biased in this regard. I’m South African born and while I left South Africa nearly 20 years ago, Africa still beats in my blood and while I would love to move back, I just can’t seem … Continue reading

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March’s Mountains

It is quite something to think that we are already a quarter of the way through 2017. This year having these monthly mountainous challenges has definitely kept me focussed. Surprisingly, March has been good. My cousin came over from South … Continue reading

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Tokyo Skytree

We’ve finally made it up Tokyo Skytree!  We’ve been here for nearly 5 years and we’ve finally made up one of Tokyo’s most iconic views! It only took a visit from a South African cousin to get us up there!  … Continue reading

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