Love Wombats? You Have to See Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary

Baby wombat with bottle in its mouth at Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary

Australia has some amazing animals, but my favourite has to be wombats. From the day I first read the book Diary of A Wombat I became obsessed. Their bucky-toothed faces, fat cuddly bottoms, those feet. The day I read about Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary near Canberra – a place where you wouldn’t just have a …

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Ainoshima: Fukuoka’s Cute Cat Island

Grey cat walking toward the camera on Ainoshima Cat Island japan

I’m surrounded by kitties – they’re sleeping in fishing nets, chilling out in wheelbarrows, prowling the paths around the bright blue, fishing boat filled harbour hoping for snacks or just sitting in the sunshine doing whatever cats who live on an island do all day. This is Ainoshima, one of Japan’s many cat islands – …

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Fun Things to do in Kyoto: Hunt Monsters in Yokai Street

Green monster outside a flower shop on Yokai Street, Kyoto

Kyoto is known for beautiful temples and beautiful geishas, but watch out if you’re wandering the backstreets of one area – as there be monsters! A whole road full of them in fact. Check out our guide to Kyoto’s super-cool Monster Street aka Yokai Street. It’s one of the most fun things to do in …

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The Ultimate Guide to Rabbit Island, Japan

Rabbit outside an ivy covered building on Okunoshima, Rabbit Island, Japan

Its official name is Okunoshima but it’s better known as Bunny Island or Rabbit Island – a magical land just off the coast of Japan where over 1,000 bunnies run free, demanding snacks, cuddles, pats and selfies with the people who come to visit them every day. Yep, it’s as cute as you think. ‘Don’t …

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Unicorns, Mermaids & Moomins: Bangkok’s Best Theme Cafes

Woman sitting on sofa surrounded by cuddly unicorns at the Unicorn Cafe, Bangkok

Every so often I get a message on my Facebook page from a friend saying ‘saw this place and thought of you’…this place is the Unicorn Cafe in Bangkok. And when I went to Bangkok earlier this year it was literally the first place I went. Which proves two things a) my friends pay no …

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What I Learned During My (Five Year) Quest For A Quokka Selfie

Selfie with a smiling quokka on Rottnest Island, near Perth

Look at that face, isn’t it cute – the furry thing, not me! Well, as simple a snap as this seems, it took nearly five years, at least one close encounter with poo and about 200 outtakes to achieve. Here’s my story of attempting to get the perfect quokka selfie on Rottnest Island near Perth …

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The Tale of the Opera House Seal

Seal sitting on the steps by Sydney Opera House

Everyday, hundreds, if not thousands of people go to visit Sydney Opera House, but most of them, don’t realise that if they took a few steps round the back of the building toward the harbour they’d get to see another fabulous Sydney sight, Benny – The Opera House Seal. Disclosure: Some of the links in …

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Harry Hedgehog Cafe in Harajuku: Supercuteness Alert

Hedgehog being held at Harry Hedgehog Cafe in Harajuku, Japan

Recently, I had the grand sum of eight hours in Tokyo – and two things I had to achieve in that time. Buy a dress for my friend’s rabbit (yes that’s a thing) and cuddle a hedgehog at the new branch of Harry Hedgehog Cafe Harajuku. Not surprisingly as you’re reading a post about it …

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