Currently at home
Currently at home, nothing to report so far
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Australian Heat, Plastic Bags, Quad biking through the Bush - Western Australia Road Trip: Part 2
When the Australian heat strikes, plastic bags dance and quad bikes shake up the bush on day 2 and 3 of the big Western Australia Road Trip.
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Western Australia Road Trip - Part 1
With the rainy and stormy East Coast far behind us and the taste for sunshine well developed, Tim, Yves, Pete and myself embark on a 15 day road trip up the West Coast of Australia.
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Let the W.A. sun shine!
Finally we received that Australian sunshine that we've been hearing out. Being sick and tired of the rain in Byron Bay we flew to Western Australia and went on a little road trip down the South-West corner of the country.
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Byron has company for Christmas.
Byron Bay: Laid back atmosphere, secluded beach, surfers, hippies and sunshine. That's all you need... right? Now if only we got that.
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On the road to Byron Bay!
After 217 days in Australia it was finally time for me to leave my Melbourne home and venture out in to the rest of the country. Where else is better, but Byron Bay?
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Swanky Public Holiday and beaching Brighton
The Melbourne Cup Carnival is upon us. It is once again time to get dressed up and lose lots of money! And if that's not your cup of tea, we also poked some jellyfish. After playing with an Aerobie Pro.
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Losing money on the ponies and scary people
In preparation of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the swankiest holiday in existence, we went to the races leading up to it at Moonee Valley Racecourse on October 29, 2010. The day after (October 30) was our pre-Halloween celebration, where we dressed up like idiots and got drunk.
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Flash packing Phillip Island
Worst... backpackers... ever. Our trip to Phillip Island ended up being both expensive and... expensive. Amazing weather, wine and company.
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Working the tan and of to Byron!
Melbourne in spring means only one thing: Unpredictable weather as always but, when the sun comes out... it's freaking brilliant.
Avoiding work, relaxing and relaxing on South Melbourne Beach. Because everybody knows that it's way better than St. Kilda Beach.
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Melbourne's Geeks v. Nerds
When you fill a convention centre with geeks and nerds, things will get rowdy. After all, there's nothing worse than a bunch of geeks disagreeing over their comic book knowledge... or even worse... about the inaccuracy of each others.
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Snowboarding makes people wet
While Mt. Buller (Victoria, Australia) treated us with respect, kindness and amazing runs, determination was tested by Mt. Baw Baw (Victoria, Australia) with something close to torrential rain.
Despite being wet down to my underwear myself and others still had a good day and some awesome runs on Mt. Baw Baw. Though not everyone will agree with this.
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Ned Kelly was nothing compared to us!
Unlike Ned, we made it out of the Old Melbourne Gaol alive. Not unscathed though... damage was dealt to the gaol and to us.
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It's okay! I know a doctor! She just can't drive...
"So good I had to do it twice" is the unofficial tag line for this trip. Though the initial reason was far more unimpressive, this is the second time I drove the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. On this second trip I had the pleasure of Pete and Camilla as company.
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Kangaroos in the snow
Kangaroos look mighty funny in the snow. That's probably why they like to stay in the bush. Some fun in the sun... and snow... on a little day trip to Mt. Buller in Victoria.
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Tim Burton, ACMI, Stephen Fry, rambling and delays
Many days have passed and still having fun in the sun... rain... sun... rain... hurricane... sun... Melbourne.
Oh, and also Tim Burton and Stephen Fry dropped by.
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Don't cliff me, John! - The Great Ocean Road Trip
In the words of Justin Lee Collins, awaiting John Barrowman's answer to the question "Cliff, marry or shag?" as proposed by David Tennant: "Don't cliff me, John!" These words gained new meaning as Tony and I drove slightly above the recommended speed along the traitorous cliffs of Victora's Great Ocean Road.
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Footy (AFL), Footbal (or soccer) and some random times
The concept of spectator sports can be compared to going to a restaurant for the soul purpose of watching other people eat. A trip to the MCG, a Footy match, some World Cup and a Dutch guy in the Aussie papers.
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Shark porn and equal rights! (Day 26 - June 10, 2010)
My otherwise calm trip to the Melbourne Aquarium was interrupted by a rally for equal rights/equal pay for women (and I think volunteer workers too?) in the work place. Fun to start the day with a little social outrage but, for the rest: smooooth sailing.
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Everything that happened in between
Because sometimes a whole lot of things happen that actually don't really end up being all that interesting. This is what happened these last few days.
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