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Life Happens The adventures of Nora Dunn & Kelly Bedford, Professional Hobos. Nora writes, Kelly makes music. Together, we are on a lifelong journey to...wherever.

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Leaving Our Legacy

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 20 Jul 2008 | Views [3368] | Comments [3]

Having come through sub-tropical rainforests , learned to drive on the other side of the road , squished squeaky sand between our toes at beach towns, slept in the chilly high-altitude tablelands , fossicked for treasure in opal mining ... Read more >

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Lightning Ridge: Catching Opal Fever

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | Views [13638] | Comments [2]

“When I close my eyes, I see opals,” said Kelly, shaking his head. It seems he has a touch of opal fever. Lightning Ridge and the surrounding areas are famous for its abundance of opals, and in particular the black opal, which can basically ... Read more >

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Lightning Ridge: The Black Queen Experience

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | Views [3567]

"Outback theatre with a twist," says the flyer for Black Queen , with a picture of an oil lamp and a woman with a mysterious look. I didn’t really anticipate that this mining town would exactly have a bustling theatre community, but there ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, australia, black queen, lightning ridge, outback, theatre, world nomads


Lonely Planet Great Guidebook Moment: Lightning Ridge - The People, and The Appeal

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | Views [3989]

When we rolled into Lightning Ridge , after a series of unfortunate and displeasing coincidences, we were ready to roll right back out the following day. I was crushed. Ever since reading about it in the Lonely Planet, I wanted to go, and was ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, australia, lightning ridge, lonely planet great guidebook moment, world nomads


Lightning Ridge: Past & Present, Outback & Inland

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | Views [4536]

Upon first blush in Lightning Ridge, you may find an opal-mining town with very little to keep you here for more than a day or so. It reeks of an environment trying a touch too hard to be attractive to tourists. The one and only road to leading into ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, australia, lightning ridge, opal mining, outback, world nomads



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