βž• Melissa Jack βž• @thebestnest

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Akl, New Zealand Family Blogger est. 2007 Family Travel 🌏 Currently: Japan πŸ—ΎπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅πŸ― Jan '18 Let's go!

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We loved cruising through Ueno Park in n Tokyo.  Very mellow day NOT spent chasing Dragon Ball Z merch lol.  We did end up back in #Shibuya as night fell, who could resist that vibe on their last night in Tokyo?!
Day 3 is on the blog now x Link pinned in story highlights on profile 🎌
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We loved cruising through Ueno Park in n Tokyo. Very mellow day NOT spent chasing Dragon Ball Z merch lol. We did end up back in #Shibuya as night fell, who could resist that vibe on their last night in Tokyo?! Day 3 is on the blog now x Link pinned in story highlights on profile 🎌

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Japan = culture, history and the best food ever!
We headed south on the train from Kyoto to Nara and spent the day immersing ourselves in Japanese culture. Β The boys are loving every minute of this trip and so are we, not even dreading the big flight home as the @JetstarNZ crew were so awesome on the way over!
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Japan = culture, history and the best food ever! We headed south on the train from Kyoto to Nara and spent the day immersing ourselves in Japanese culture. Β The boys are loving every minute of this trip and so are we, not even dreading the big flight home as the @JetstarNZ crew were so awesome on the way over! #JetstarNZ #ad

Flanked by some beautiful Buddha in Daibutsuden, the world's largest wooden building.  Loved visiting here with my boys today πŸ“·: @ethan__jack_ #wiwt in Nara, Japan: shoes @deucesneakers, pants @kowtowclothing, jacket @federationofficial, t-shirt @zara πŸ–€
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Flanked by some beautiful Buddha in Daibutsuden, the world's largest wooden building. Loved visiting here with my boys today πŸ“·: @ethan__jack_ #wiwt in Nara, Japan: shoes @deucesneakers, pants @kowtowclothing, jacket @federationofficial, t-shirt @zara πŸ–€

Shinkansen passengers! πŸš„
This train is amazing, Kyoto here we come 🏯
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Shinkansen passengers! πŸš„ This train is amazing, Kyoto here we come 🏯

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Nix is loving the food here in Japan - despite his expression 🀣 this was his second crab skewer!  He has never been so invested in food, our socially nervous little guy even waited for his lunch and collected it himself! One of the many reasons I love to travel is to see how it stretches the boys in amazing ways πŸ–€
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Nix is loving the food here in Japan - despite his expression 🀣 this was his second crab skewer! He has never been so invested in food, our socially nervous little guy even waited for his lunch and collected it himself! One of the many reasons I love to travel is to see how it stretches the boys in amazing ways πŸ–€

Flashback to last week when we were home in the NZ heat β˜€οΈ
Stoked when there's a volunteer for that midday, burning sand, ice block run and it’s not you πŸ™Œ
One qn @TipTopNZ; How can the Fruju L&P only be a Limited Edition as it’s actually summer on a stick?  Best.  Ever.  Have you guys tried one (or 17 lol) yet?
Check out the blog (link in profile) to find out what happens in NZ when the temps rise above 23Β°. It’s a legit Kiwi phenomenon - New Zealanders say YES to ice blocks when they need to cool off!
#goodtoshare #TBNxTipTopCollab
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Flashback to last week when we were home in the NZ heat β˜€οΈ Stoked when there's a volunteer for that midday, burning sand, ice block run and it’s not you πŸ™Œ One qn @TipTopNZ; How can the Fruju L&P only be a Limited Edition as it’s actually summer on a stick? Best. Ever. Have you guys tried one (or 17 lol) yet? Check out the blog (link in profile) to find out what happens in NZ when the temps rise above 23Β°. It’s a legit Kiwi phenomenon - New Zealanders say YES to ice blocks when they need to cool off! #goodtoshare #TBNxTipTopCollab

Ikebukro you are amazing.  We had such a great day exploring.  Totally glad we ditched Disney today and just wandered πŸ–€
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Ikebukro you are amazing. We had such a great day exploring. Totally glad we ditched Disney today and just wandered πŸ–€

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Early morning #shibuyacrossing shopping.  So much Dragon Ball Z.  Now in Harajuku drinking margaritas because #imonholidaybitches!
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Early morning #shibuyacrossing shopping. So much Dragon Ball Z. Now in Harajuku drinking margaritas because #imonholidaybitches!

I call this, The Petulant Artist.
That was a long flight I gotta say but we made it and the boys were ahhmazing.  Super proud of them and us as we have successfully transferred our JR Vouchers to the Japan Rail passes we purchased in NZ, hired pocket WiFi for 2 weeks, eaten a fun random meal from a convenience store, had a beer and we are now whizzing our way to Shibuya Station where we will transfer then transfer again in the space of 5 minutes to arrive at our Airbnb πŸ‘Š
I've planned the shit out of this because I think you kinda have to here in Tokyo at least!
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I call this, The Petulant Artist. That was a long flight I gotta say but we made it and the boys were ahhmazing. Super proud of them and us as we have successfully transferred our JR Vouchers to the Japan Rail passes we purchased in NZ, hired pocket WiFi for 2 weeks, eaten a fun random meal from a convenience store, had a beer and we are now whizzing our way to Shibuya Station where we will transfer then transfer again in the space of 5 minutes to arrive at our Airbnb πŸ‘Š I've planned the shit out of this because I think you kinda have to here in Tokyo at least!

These boys are legends.  Up at 3am and on-board the first flight of the day.  Ready for takeoff @jetstarnz!  #TBNJapan #jetstarnz
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These boys are legends. Up at 3am and on-board the first flight of the day. Ready for takeoff @jetstarnz! #TBNJapan #jetstarnz

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πŸ–€ Long & Short + The Best Nest Giveaway πŸ–€ I'm leaving my summery, linen #soludos wedges here as I head to winter in Japan, but I'm going to hook one of you up with a fab prize before I go! Win a pair of shoes OR bag to the value of $200! Details & Terms: - FOLLOW @longandshortnz AND @thebestnest on IG - TAG a friend you think would love to win this prize too! - ENTER as many times as you like - EVERY peron who enters will have access to a 10% OFF DISCOUNT CODE supplied once the competition closes, code can only be used once per person - COMPETITION DRAWN 14.1.18 - Item can only be selected from the current range on the Long & Short website. No credits will be provided for value rounding up to $200. Good luck!

Just a few more sleeps then we're off exploring again!!
No Visa/passport dramas so far, I'm halfway packed and picking up our Japan Rail passes tomorrow.
Definitely so organized I'm not even sure who I am 🀣 @jetstarnz you ready to take us to Japan??
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Just a few more sleeps then we're off exploring again!! No Visa/passport dramas so far, I'm halfway packed and picking up our Japan Rail passes tomorrow. Definitely so organized I'm not even sure who I am 🀣 @jetstarnz you ready to take us to Japan??

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