We decided about two years ago to head to Japan for the Rugby World Cup in 2019, and had been working towards it ever since and when the time came it didn’t disappoint.
We started out time in Tokyo, staying at the Super Hotel in Akihabara, our rooms were small – think of a cabin in a cruise ship, compact but well designed. The staff were super friendly and the location ideal to let us explore nearby. There was also an in-house onsen, pillow bar and yukata’s available.
Our highlights include: Wandering through Hirajuko, Yoyogi park and the Meiji Shrine. Watching the opening Rugby World Cup match, where Japan won against Russia at the fan zone surrounded by locals. We attended our first live match were New Zealand beat South Africa and began our love affair with yakatori and ramen.
Continue reading “Exploring Japan – Part I”
New Zealand 23 / South Africa 13
I was able to surprise a great friend, also named Samantha for her 40th birthday in Berry NSW by sneaking back to Australia a few days early. It was hard not to share the news of my imminent arrival but it was worth it when I saw the surprise on everyones face, special thanks to … Continue reading Berry Nice Surprise!
We were in Tokyo during the super typhoon Hagibis which quickly escalated to a level 5 emergency warning
Continue reading Super Typhoon Hagibis
Today marks 12 months since we officially became digital nomads! Continue reading Happy Travel Anniversary to us!
Just wanted to share a little post about how we’ve focused on our health during our travels especially the last 12 months and we are both feeling great and Ben in particular is looking amazing. He has lost 26kgs in two years on the road. Sharing a photo from Vietnam in 2017 and just a … Continue reading The road to health is paved with temptation!
We took a week kitesurfing retreat in Jeneponto, it was very remote and the first season for new kite resort Batikite. Here are some photos of our trip, the highlights include more kiting than we’ve ever done in a week and posing for selfies with the friendly locals. Now we are off to Japan for … Continue reading Kitesurfing in Jeneponto
We are enjoying a lovely week at Kamalaya joined by our good friend Lisa from Australia. I took part in the Embracing Change program and Ben did the Basic Optimal Fitness program. Big shout out to Ben who has lost 19.5kgs since his previous visit in 2017 – seems the full time travel lifestyle really … Continue reading Retreating in Koh Samui