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Punta Arenas

CHILE | Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | Views [192]

A 10.30am sky airline flight had us arriving in Punta Arenas by lunchtime.  There was a definite difference in temperature here - windy, cold (around 7 degrees probably) and raining, so the layers and waterproof came out. We checked in to hostal ... Read more >

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Joining the Patagonia Dreaming Tour in Buenos Aires

ARGENTINA | Sunday, 15 Mar 2015 | Views [221]

I was very happy to have checked in to my twin room in the very smart Dazzler Hotel complete with wifi in the room (not possible in milhouse) and a private bathroom with towels(!).  I found I was still quite tired so went for a nap but reception ... Read more >

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Leaving Australia

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 14 Mar 2015 | Views [259]

Today I flew from Sydney to Buenos Aires via Santiago.  We checked out of the lovely (no) funkhouse and after posting another box of things home, went to have breakfast at the airport.  I left Kay at the airport which was again very difficult.... Read more >

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Moving in Melbourne

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | Views [163]

Today I moved to a new area, to the Melbourne Metro YHA.  Saw the flagstaff gardens, the royal exhibition building and the carlton gardens and rode the free city circle tram. I met Simone and we explored the area of Fitzroy (mainly brunswick ... Read more >

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Melbourne with a Friend

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | Views [237]

Today I met Simone, a friend from the lap of Tassie tour.  After coffee at Federation square we we went to ACDC, hosier and rutledge lane for more street art and paid a visit to the National Gallery of Victoria, Ian Potter Gallery which houses Australian ... Read more >

Tags: beach, city


Exploring Melbourne

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | Views [240]

Sunday afternoon I met my friend Mays who recently moved to Melbourne with her boyfriend. We drove to St Kilda's beach and walked up the waterfront and the St Kilda's pier. A very tanned sunbathing man asked us if we wanted to see a penguin and pointed ... Read more >

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Bicheno to Hobart

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | Views [274]

This morning we returned to see the blowhole in action and to see the area we had been in last night in the dark. It was a clear path for the penguins and we had not found the correct ledge that Jacob had told me to sit on!  After a coffee stop ... Read more >

Tags: city, on the road


Tullah to Launceston via Cradle Mountain

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | Views [267]

This morning we drove to the Cradle Mountain National Park.  Here we did a 3 hour walk up to Marion's lookout.  This was a steep and rough climb which had a chain to help clamber up the steep sections, but it really wasn't hard.  We walked ... Read more >

Tags: city, food, mountains, walking


A long way to Sydney

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | Views [168]

I left Byron Bay at lunchtime yesterday and after 6 hours on the bus I had a brief stop over in Port Macquarie.  It wasn't long enough to look around much but it was a nice place and the ozzie pozzie was a great backpacker to stay at.  It ... Read more >

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Returning to Wellington - YAY!!!

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | Views [143]

Drove from Geraldine to Christchurch to catch early afternoon flight back to beautiful Wellington. Very very happy to be back!! Spent the rest of the afternoon organising for the next stage, but also found time to go climbing at the Ferg Wall, reliving ... Read more >

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