Setting Sail with the Fitzys

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Setting Sail with the Fitzys
Tales from a family from the countryside of New Zealand who packed everything up and left on the adventure of a lifetime, so far having taken in Moscow, Helsinki and now Tokyo. Follow our adventures as we discover the big wide world.
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  • The Day the Music Died 6 years ago The Bombshell Well it has been a while since my last post, but unfortunately about 14 months ago my life took an unexpected and heartbreaking turn when Angela decided that after 13 years of marriage she no longer wanted to be a part of our family, no reason, no discussion, no counselling, just pack...
  • New Year Ski Holiday 7 years ago Well it has been a few months since my last post, but unfortunately I have been rather busy with a few major jobs on.  So with Christmas out of the way and the pressure off we felt that it would be a great idea to spend the New Year break skiing at our favourite resort Tsugaike Kogen in Nagano...
  • Getting Away From It All 7 years ago As the summer heat of Tokyo is so oppressive, for our last summer holiday getaway we decided on somewhere that could be a bit cooler than the city or at least offer the opportunity to spend some time swimming.   We wanted to find somewhere within about 2 hours of Tokyo that was reachable by...
  • Osaka, a Mix of History and Entertainment 7 years ago With Summer holidays in full swing now we took the opportunity this weekend for an extended weekend trip to Osaka.  Osaka is the third largest city in Japan and offered a good mix of things for the kids to do and culture.After looking at travel options I worked out that flying (via Peach Airlines)...
  • Kyoto, - The Beautiful Heart of Japan 7 years ago Our recent excursion to Hiroshima started with a few days in the beautiful heart of Japan, Kyoto.  Formerly the capital of the Japanese empire until the transfer of power to Edo (modern day Tokyo).  I had been to Kyoto once before so was aware of the history and beauty of this ancient city and...

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