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Trip: SE Asia, Australia, New Zealand

There are [43] stories from my trip: SE Asia, Australia, New Zealand

Sailing the Whitsundays!

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | Views [341]

I'm in Melbourne right now waiting to go to the airport to fly to New Zealand! I have (obviously) returned from my 3 day/3 night sailing around the Whitsunday Islands. The boat I was meant to be on, the Kiana, had mechanical problems so I was transferred ... Read more >

Camping on Fraser Island

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | Views [442]

I took an overnight bus from Byron Bay to Hervey Bay, got in about 9pm and had to be back at reception by 6:30 for the briefing for my camping trip to Fraser Island. Fraser is the largest sand island in the world (it's MASSIVE!! -- I thought it would ... Read more >

Stupid Wind....

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 6 Sep 2008 | Views [363]

Well, it's a BEAUTIFUL day, but ridiculously windy... meaning the waves are too big, so I can't go surfing. :( Just kind of enjoying the sun and relaxing is all that I have on my agenda for today. I've uploaded some photos and will do more tomorrow ... Read more >


AUSTRALIA | Friday, 5 Sep 2008 | Views [452]

Monday I got up, walked around Lavender Bay over to Milsons Point and walked across the Harbour Bridge. I walked uptown in the Central Business District (CBD) and met Carolyn for lunch. After, I took a ferry from Circular Quay out to Manly to walk around.... Read more >

SYDNEY -- with the best view!!

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | Views [318] | Comments [1]

I flew into SYD on Friday. My friend Dave picked me up at the airport -- Dave did study abroad at U of I this past year. He took me back to his house where I had family dinner with his whole family. I have met his brother Yoni once when he visited last ... Read more >


AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | Views [302]

SO, after leaving Bangkok, my flight arrived in Sydney, where I transferred to my next plane. My flight arrived in, on time, got my luggage, and had to go through customs. In the customs line, my flight leaves 8:00am, it's 7:30. I asked the man working ... Read more >

It's been awhile....

THAILAND | Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | Views [342]

Well, I didn't realize HOW long it had been since I'd written until I logged in. SORRY!!  Time flew by! I am now back in Bangkok, now a (pending me sending in the paperwork) certified divemaster! On to Australia next! SO in these past few weeks, much ... Read more >

Busy Busy

THAILAND | Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | Views [323]

Well... I've been VERY busy again and now finally have a day off. Besides doing my visa/border run down to Malaysia, spending 10 minutes there, and coming back --- waste of time and money, but necessary.... During the past week I did my first dive where ... Read more >

Another Whale Shark....

THAILAND | Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | Views [345]

So, this whale shark apparently LOVES our shop. I saw it again for the 2nd time 3 days ago, and the past 2 days they've seen it again. Yesterday it was around them for 20 minutes, today 13. I missed it these past 2 days because I was on my border run ... Read more >

A Whale of a Good Time

THAILAND | Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | Views [379]

I GOT TO SWIM WITH A WHALE SHARK. Pretty much, me staying is completely worth it now. it was one of the best experiences ever. I'm still in awe at it. People who have been here MONTHS haven't gotten to see one and many of the whale shark sitings have ... Read more >

Pictures of Phuket & diving

THAILAND | Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | Views [449]

Diving Phuket

Living in Thailand

THAILAND | Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | Views [433]

Well, if you haven't seen my email..... I have decided to stay and live in Thailand, Ko Phi Phi for the next 6 weeks. I will be training/working to become a dive master! This means pretty much 7 days a week I get up at 6:30 and don't leave the shop until ... Read more >

Yay Diving!!

THAILAND | Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | Views [362]

Tuesday Julia flew back to London for graduation  :( I came back to Ko Phi Phi, after hearing that the diving here is better than in Ko Tao. Yesterday I started my advanced certification in diving. We dove the wreck -- a ferry that sank in '97, many ... Read more >

well done, us!

THAILAND | Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | Views [491]

First, sorry about the last blog. the computer started typing in Thai and I didn't know how to change it, and no one seemed to know... and then I forgot I hadn't finished it!  SO... what we've been doing since then. Well, the next morning, I guess ... Read more >

Fins to the left, fins to the right

THAILAND | Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | Views [356]

This morning Julia and I got up to go out on a long tail boat we hired to go to Shark Point and Bamboo Island. It was pouring rain when we woke up, but luckily when we went out on the boat it was only maybe sprinkling. We went to shark point and got ... Read more >

Pics from Angkor Wat & Ko Phi Phi

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | Views [353]

Ko Phi Phi Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom

I'm in love.

THAILAND | Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | Views [335]

I love Ko Phi Phi. It's actually Ko Phi Phi Don, the bigger of the 2 Phi Phi Islands (the other is Lay -- sp?)and pronounced 'pee pee'. First I will say, the sand in Destin is whiter and nicer... but this stuff doesn't get as much everywhere, which ... Read more >

Angkor What??

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | Views [314]

Well it seems like ages ago now... but we went to Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom on... Sunday? Yes, Sunday. We hired a tuk tuk with some people we met and the 5 of us went to Angkor Thom first. Within the grounds there are multiple things to see. We ... Read more >

Hue & Hoi An Pics

VIETNAM | Sunday, 29 Jun 2008 | Views [355] | Comments [1]

Hoi An Hue

Killing Fields & more

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 28 Jun 2008 | Views [265] | Comments [1]

Yesterday we all hired a tuk tuk and went to the killing fields. I really expected it to be a lot... more? I thought it would be a much bigger area I guess. They have a monument built with all the skulls of the victims they have unearthed, but they've ... Read more >

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