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Off to school with yellow fish

9 May, 2017

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Time for the annual whinge about how I’m not very good at this blogging business. I’ve actually moved to Hong Kong since my last post, so, it’s not even like I haven’t been up to anything exciting. I’m just shit. 

Anyway, despite being in one of the world’s most exciting cities, and the most excellent of bases to explore a specific region of this wondrous world, last week was my first time indulging in just that. It was a bit of a whimsical, spur of the moment trip, since Thailand has never been particularly high on my list, purely because everyone and their mum loves it, and I’m into slightly more remote locations. But, my best friend, who I haven’t seen in eight years, was there so, as if I needed more persuading than that.

She is an underwater photographer, and likes being in the water. A lot. Whereas I don’t remember the last time I was in the ocean – that isn’t a joke. So this was fun.

But for real, it was, because there is a whole ‘nother world down there – like a total tourist, my glee moment came when I saw the angry yellow/black/white fish from Finding Nemo! But then Sera held her breath and got this awesome footage (not on her usual shooting apparatus – she had appropriated my GoPro) of an enormous school of yellow fish. Off to school I guess.

I was only there four days, and hesitated one day too many over whether I wanted to give the whole total submersion underwater with a massive tank of gas on my back a go, but after this, I would definitely give it a go and I would go with these guys Aquanauts Scuba, in case you wondered.

Eats, Peak Season, South East Asia

French cuisine…Japan style

29 December, 2011

Tonight Dylan and I decided to treat ourselves and blow the bank by dining out at local hotspot, The Barn. We’d heard good things about it and we also knew it was going to be somewhat expensive but we’re only going to be in Niseko once, and what with it being the festive season, what better time to indulge.

We were not disappointed. The food was above par on both starter and main for me, while Dylan was blown away by his first attempt at the infamous Japanese Wagyu beef. The dessert course was most certainly not a let down by any means but the first two courses were a ridiculously tough act to follow.

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South East Asia

Japan Edition: Pre-launch

6 September, 2011

When we decided to head to Japan for a season, we also stumbled upon the idea of a video/written blog to keep you all up-to-date with our shredding adventures. This is the testing version of what will hopefully be a fully functional platform for us to showcase winter in Niseko, Japan. While we fiddle around with various options to make this look the way we want, read on to find out more about the resort that’ll be our home for four hopefully awesome months.

Location: Niseko, located on Japan’s northernmost and largest island, Hokkaido
Comprised of: Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village, Annupuri, Hanazono
Ski-able Terrain: 2191acres
Average Annual Snowfall: 12-16m
Elevation: 1200-1400m
Season: December – May

Links: Niseko United