10th of January 2015 20:23, day 14
Tasmania

The track today went up, up, up. And then a bit down. 10.7 km walking on the main track, which meant about 4 hours of walking with our packs, and a 2 km bolt-on up Cradle Mountain without the heavy packs which took about 2 hours.

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10th of January 2015 14:55, day 14
Tasmania

Today, we started the day in the Virgin Lounge at Melbourne Airport. That was a different and very nice way to do the whole airport experience, and I got to wolf down some lovely - machine made - pancakes with cream and blueberries.

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9th of January 2015 15:53, day 13
Tasmania

The Overland Track is a 6 day hike, that runs from Cradle Mountain in the North, to Lake St. Clair in the South. It's located in the Western part of Tasmania, and is something of a tourist attraction. Maybe because you're walking straight past both the highest peak in Tasmania, and the deepest lake in the State.

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9th of January 2015 14:52, day 13
Melbourne

After hurtling through the air faster than when we were on the Shinkansen during a pretty crazy bus drive into Melbourne, we arrived at Southern Cross Station early this morning.

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9th of January 2015 13:15, day 12
Melbourne

We landed in Melbourne a few hours ago, and are now relaxing in a train station in Melbourne, while waiting for our ride to pick us up.

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8th of January 2015 08:57, day 11
Tokyo, Japan

After some unpacking, much needed laundry and repacking since we got back to the hotel last night, we're off to the airport to go to Melbourne. If I'm lucky, we'll find a post office there where I can send all the post cards we've written but haven't had time to post. Otherwise friends and family will receive Japanese postcards with Australian stamps. Maybe they won't notice :-)

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8th of January 2015 02:51, day 11
Japan

The outdoors! These cramped hotelrooms are driving me nuts. The deserted or unexplored wilderness. A nice mossy damp forest with a clearing perfect for pitching a tent. An expansive meadow. You will find none of these things in japan. If it is horizontal they put a house or a road on it. In the mountains you can substitute horizontal with vacant. We saw roadside cemetaries and concluded that they were put there because they couldn't quite fit a shack.

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7th of January 2015 12:53, day 10
Tokyo, Japan

We'd gotten most of the way to Himeji last evening, so it was a pretty easy drive this morning. When our guesstimated route to Himeji encouraged us to leave the expressway before having seen any signs for Himeji, we stayed on the expressway for another 10 minutes, and found a sign which had the name Himeji in it.

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