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Independent travel in China with children

BigonTrips was started to document the trips I made with my large family and to prove that independent travel with children in tow need not be expensive nor difficult, that children are very adaptive travelers and with their deep and … Continue reading

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An afternoon in Florence

With only one afternoon to spend in Florence, we spent it the way my mother wanted to experience Italy – shopping! Enough of the churches, the monuments, the history, mom just wanted to shop and so shop we did. Under … Continue reading

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All my bags are packed…

…I’m ready to go. You can’t have enough of a good thing and this year, I have been blessed with travel opportunities. I’ve just blogged about our Malaysian road trip, but even before that, in late May, I was lucky … Continue reading

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Landscapes by train 2 – Tsumago to Kii-Katsuura

A long rail journey today from the hills of the Kiso-ji down to the southern Kansai coast at Kii-Katsuura. We said goodbye to the friendly Fujihara family. Hopefully, things will pick up for them soon. Mr Fujihara had asked me … Continue reading

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Landscapes by train 1 – Nagoya to Takayama

We did not buy the JR Pass this trip. The sums we did showed that it would not have worked out for us. The 15 days in Japan would be punctuated by train, bus and even car rental, but there … Continue reading

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First day in Japan

We pasted my badly-drawn map of Honshu on the wall, showing the kids exactly where we will be and when, did last-minute packing, set up the Skype, called the cab and said goodbye. It was more painless than I thought.

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>Where Heike warriors walked… and bathed!

> It was an overcast day but the grey clouds only served to add mist and atmosphere to the hidden valley deep in Tochigi prefecture. From Asakusa Tokyo, it took me the better part of three hours to get to … Continue reading

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>Day 6 Shibu Onsen & Kanazawa

>Manhole drain cover in Shibu Onsen. Cute huh? It was very early morning when we woke up. I spent 20min luxuriating in the lovely outdoor bath before heading out to explore the neighbourhood and collect the 9 stamps of each … Continue reading

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>The (Mini) Epic Rail Journey 1

>Okay, so this is is not cast in stone. But its an idea that I am very very intrigued with, very excited about and have started working on. And so far, what I’ve found looks very very promising and very … Continue reading

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