South Pacific and Japan - Spring 2009 travel blog

South Pacific and Japan - Spring 2009

Marie-France travel blog
Hello and welcome to my new trip journal!

This year I am finally reaching my seventh and last continent: Oceania. I am also meeting my friend Susanne (from Zurich) in Japan afterwards. The trip will last a total of 12 weeks, during which I plan to visit Australia, New Zealand, the Cook Islands, and Japan.

Since these are all first world countries and easy to travel in, the main challenge on this trip will be to keep my expenses in check. I'm expecting shared bathrooms and the occasional dorm in youth hostels most of the way!

But I'm also planning on a few expensive activities like parachute jumping and swimming with dolphins in New Zealand. I'll also be hiking to my heart's content in some amazing natural landscapes. This trip will have it all: exciting cities, natural beauty, tropical beaches, food, wine, culture, you name it. :-)

Take a look at my itinerary by clicking the link on the right-hand side.

As the trip progesses, new entries will be added to the right of the map (below). You should receive an e-mail update every time I post new stuff.

Enjoy!

N.B. You can view different maps by going to the bottom of this page and clicking on one of the links (for example: Australia and New Zealand).

Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

 
13 
 
 
Taupo
 
14 
 
 
Skydiving over Taupo
 
15 
 
 
Rotorua
 
16 
 
 
Paihia
 
17 
 
 
Auckland, and out
 
18 
 
 
Rarotonga
 
19 
 
 
Aitutaki
 
20 
 
 
Auckland
 
21 
 
 
Kyoto, Japan
 
22 
 
 
Hiroshima and Miyajima
 
23 
 
 
Himeji, Osaka, Koya-san
 
24 
 
 
Hakone
 
25 
 
 
Nikko
 
26 
 
 
Tokyo, at last
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