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Tripping with Chav and Lou

New York

USA | Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | Views [393]

We met up with the girls from work after getting a greyhound bus from Wilmington in Delaware to New York Port Authority bus terminal. There was nearly a riot on the bus when the driver took a very scenic route instead of going on the freeway. On Sat ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Stuffed Turkeys!!!

USA | Saturday, 24 Nov 2007 | Views [396]

We are now staying with Charlies step brother David and his wife Kimberly who live in Delaware. We flew into NY at 0100 on Tues morning and managed to find an airport hotel to crash in till 0630 when we got a shuttle bus  back to JFK airport to catch ... Read more >

Tags: Airports

Celebrity Stalkers!

USA | Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | Views [413]

Now been in California a week. Stayed with Lou's uncle who she hadnt seen for 15 years, and met his new wife. Then got taken to her cousin Chris's house and saw his daughter for the first time. On Tues Chris took us sight seeing in LA and we went to ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Going into a time warp!

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 11 Nov 2007 | Views [364]

Not much has happened over the past few days. We have just been chilling out in Auckland. We went a bar called minus 5 on Friday night, where everything was made out of ice including the glasses. Had to wear 2 pairs of gloves and a very classy eskimo ... Read more >

Tags: Chilling Out

On the road

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 9 Nov 2007 | Views [464]

Had a manic 9 days trying to fit in everything we wanted to see before giving the van back today. We went on on a coach trip to Milford Sound from Queenstown which was really cool as we got to see a pengiun and seals on a boat cruise on the fjord. Stopped ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Travellers Tales

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | Views [469]

We have just had a very amusing conversation with 2 girls from Finland who we are sharing a room with tonight. They are on the same wave length as us about swapping stories with other backpackers and the ritual that goes with it! We had difficulty explaining ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel

Glacier Girls!

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | Views [424]

Had a great time with Lous rellies and her dads cousin took us bush walking and then to a really nice pub overlooking the beach. We stayed the night with them and left for Wellington early the next morning. Had just enough time to look around the Wellington ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Kiwi Adventures

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | Views [444]

We are now in New Zealand and have started our camper van road trip. We picked the van up on Tues only to discover that they didn't have any manuals left at the depot so were stuck with an automatic. As neither of us had ever driven an automatic before ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Hanging 10 in Paradise!

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | Views [392]

Met up with Nicki and Griff in Brisbane yesterday and had coffee and cake and a good old gossip in a cafe by the river. We took a sight seeing bus tour of the city and learnt many interesting facts such as the bus building factory manufacturing a new ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Where's Nemo?!

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | Views [506]

Went on a trip to the Great Barrier Reef on Monday. The sea appeared quite calm in Cairns harbour, but as soon as we got out into open water the rollercoaster ride started. It was like being on a bucking bronco, and before long Lou's breakfast reappeared.... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Free Willies!

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | Views [359]

Had a nice few days chilling out in Byron Bay and not doing alot. Despite us both saying that we had done far too much walking on our trip and had no further plans for such energetic activities, we ended up walking to Cape Byron light house as loads ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Gallery: World Adventure 2007

WORLDWIDE | Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Crabbing it up!

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | Views [347]

Left Bondi on Monday morning and returned to Sydney for a day of sightseeing. Managed to fit in the Botanical Gardens, Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, a ferry trip to Manly, walk around the rocks area, browsed around an art gallery that had drawings ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Sweet Chariots and Stuffed Aussies!!!

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 7 Oct 2007 | Views [455]

We are now in the Sydney area for a couple of days. Met up with our Slovak friends for a couple of hours at Darling Harbour last night as they are flying home today. Then went to find somewhere to watch the England v Australia rugby and endede up in ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Tasmanian Devils

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 6 Oct 2007 | Views [438]

Had a good afternoon being shown round Cascades Brewery in Hobart on Wed. We were told its better to drink beer out of a glass than a bottle cos you get more of the flavour. Give anything a go once especially if it involves alcohol! After the tour we ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Wet and windy!

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | Views [363]

We both had horrendous hangovers on Monday morning and spent about an hour dying on a park bench. Got accosted by a local tramp/drunk who was "just checking we were OK". When he didn't like the reply we gave him he called us "a pair of ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Ramsey Street

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | Views [296]

While we were staying with Kirsty and Tim they took us out for a drive to look at the local area. We went to find Ramsey Street or Pin Oak Road as its actually called. As we were driving towards the road Kirsty noticed that the end of it was cordoned ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Great Ocean Road

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | Views [367]

The second and third day of the tour was mainly about the views of the Great Ocean Road. This is split into 2 parts, the shipwreck coast and the surf coast. The ship wreck coast had some really wild sea and waves yesterday-our tour guide hadn't seen ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Fraggle Rock

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | Views [399]

Not quite sure what we expected booking an adventure tour of the Grampian mountain range and Great Ocean Road but we are fairly sure it didn't mention tramping up mountains and scrabbling up rock faces! However the views from the top were well worth the ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Blue Galahs

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | Views [428]

We are now in Adelaide for 2 days. Lou had her bag swabbed for traces of explosives at Perth airport! Must be a good terrorist cos they didn't find anything. Staying in a really nice hostel right in the middle of Adelaide city centre. Booked a twin room ... Read more >

Tags: Chilling Out

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