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Chinatown in KL

Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | Views [146]

Our first full day here. After a delicious breakfast of everything you could think of from everywhere in the world we decided to head to the laundry and do our washing. 6ringitt a load   and 6 ringitt to dry and it was all done in 45mins.... Read more >


Arriving in Kuala Lumpur

Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | Views [220]

Early morning start, we were picked up at 7.30am and driven to the airport. We were there even before the girls that check you in and had to stand around waiting for them to arrive and get organized. The bag nazi lady came and bossed us ... Read more >


Farewell to Phuket

Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | Views [136]

Thursday, our last day in Phuket, wow! the time has gone so fast. We headed into Patong on the bus from the resort and did some more shopping. We all had things we wanted to go back for. The shopping is so good, all copies of course, but ... Read more >


Fantasea in Phuket

Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | Views [135]

Another quiet day, we went for a walk into town just to see what was available locally. Walking past the food cooking stalls, the food does not really smell very enticing and the cooking facilities are not really great. The locals are ... Read more >


Profiling Phuket

Thursday, 31 May 2012 | Views [155]

Travelling is not so bad if you have good friends to travel with. After a very busy week and trying to get everything urgent done before we left, arriving at Lee and Michael's meant we could finally start to relax and think about slowing down a bit.... Read more >


Bullett's Birthday Trip - Day 7

Sunday, 2 Jan 2011 | Views [146]

Bullett’s Birthday Trip – The Road Trip to Rocky. Day 7 – Glass House Mountains to Bullett’s – Gracemere near Rocky. Today we woke to our first wet day. It was pouring at Toast’s and maybe not such a good omen for travel north towards the ... Read more >


Bullett's Birthday Trip - Day 6

Sunday, 2 Jan 2011 | Views [151]

Bullett’s Birthday Trip – The Road Trip to Rocky. Day 6 – Australia Zoo Up and out and about and headed for the Zoo. It’s only five minutes from Toast’s and so it was a must do on this trip. We had wonderful day. We learnt so much about ... Read more >


Bullett's Birthday Trip - Day 5

Sunday, 2 Jan 2011 | Views [139]

Bullett’s Birthday Trip – The Road Trip to Rocky. Day 5 –Toowoomba to Glass House Mountains. Another beautiful day and the shops were calling. Toowoomba has a very nice shopping centre with a Myer etc. and we wandered around checking out ... Read more >


Bullett's Birhtday Trip - Day 4

Sunday, 2 Jan 2011 | Views [218]

Bullett’s Birthday Trip – The Road Trip to Rocky. Day 4 – Dubbo to Toowoomba Once again we woke to a beautiful sunny day. I don’t know what all the fuss is about with the rain and floods. Our daily phone calls from Moya and Toast, were advising ... Read more >


Bullett's Birthday Trip - Day 3

Sunday, 2 Jan 2011 | Views [132]

Bullett’s Birthday Trip – The Road Trip to Rocky. Day 3 – Bathurst to Dubbo Breakfast at McDonalds, no it wasn’t included in the cost of the Motel room, and we headed off to Dubbo. We arrived at the Zoo about 11.30am and commenced our trek ... Read more >


Bullett's Birthday Trip - Day 2

Sunday, 2 Jan 2011 | Views [154]

Bullett’s Birthday Trip – The Road Trip to Rocky. Day 1 –The Poacher’s Pantry The night at Redwood Gardens was memorable, if nothing else, no mobile phone coverage, no TV, no internet, basically a room and a bed and a couple of magazines.... Read more >


Bullett's Birthday Trip - Day One

Sunday, 2 Jan 2011 | Views [213]

Bullett’s Birthday Trip – The Road Trip to Rocky. Day 1 – Ballarat to the Poacher’s Pantry Christmas Day was a lovely day in Ballarat and we had a great time with Mum and Dad, Gerard’s sister Sheila and her husband Brian, and Jordan. A quiet ... Read more >


Two weeks to go - taking over group 3.

Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | Views [140]

Well Jayne left yesterday very reluctantly as she has really enjoyed her PNG adventure. We will both have really fond memories of our time together at the Oktedi Mining Training Centre. I have taken over Jayne's group and will now finish them in their ... Read more >


Photos: Around our house in Tanabal St

Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Cairns or Bust

Sunday, 26 Sep 2010 | Views [179]

Cairns or Bust 26 th September 2010. This morning we bounced out of bed very early and I finished packing and was ready to be out the door at 5.50am, just as Graeme Opie, one of Gerard’s students, came to pick us up. He was flying out for his two ... Read more >


Tabubil to Cairns

Sunday, 26 Sep 2010 | Views [657]

Tabubil to Cairns. 26 th September 2010. The last week has flown by in a blur. Working 7am to 5pm does that to you. Monday after working all day we went to the Hash Club for their walk and then after the walk we have dinner there. Dinner is supplied ... Read more >


Photos: Independence Day at Porgera

Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery

Gerard's student was home in his village for the day and took these photos
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Photos: The doc's photos of National Day

Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Mine and Mill Tour

Sunday, 19 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery

On a clear day! An inverted mountain!
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Comments and other things

Sunday, 19 Sep 2010 | Views [293] | Comments [1]

Comments and other things – Sunday 19 th September 2010 Now for some observations and silliness: We walk a lot – at least 1-2 hours every day. 20 mins to and from work, 15 minutes to the supermarket, 15 mins to the mess, 20 minutes to the Golf ... Read more >


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