Skiing Niseko

After a long journey from Melbourne -> Hong Kong -> Sapporo -> Otaru-> Kutchan -> Niseko, we finally arrived at Hinode Hills, a newly built hotel filled with six levels of apartments. It was definitely a contrast from the Utopia Inn, a traditional-style Japanese Ryokan. Read more about Utopia Inn here. Niseko is famous for … Continue reading Skiing Niseko

NZ South Island – Hiking the Greenstone Valley and Routeburn tracks

The Grand Traverse is what guiding company Ultimate Hikes calls it. A 5 night 6 day walk in the Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks based in the South Island of New Zealand. This comprised of Greenstone Valley track and Routeburn track. To me (Simon), it’s “Lord of the Rings” territory with grand waterfalls, snow … Continue reading NZ South Island – Hiking the Greenstone Valley and Routeburn tracks

Singapore

Singapore, is, in 3 three words, efficient, clean and extremely humid. Compared to other Asian cities we’ve visited (Guangzhou, Taipei, Tokyo) Singapore had a very pristine, perfect feel (they have a massive waterfall complete with a light show in their mall in Changi Airport). However, we also got to see the older side of Singapore, … Continue reading Singapore