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Goodbye NSW

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | Views [608] | Comments [1]

So on the way out of Byron we made an effort to explore in teh direction of the lighthouse and various walks up at the point. Anyway this was pretty short lived as Deirdra was hungry or something and it was all i could manage to walk down to the beach ... Read more >


Very Bad bloggers we are- 4 weeks later & catch up time...anyone?

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | Views [543] | Comments [3]

Hey everyone, we know its been an absoulte disgrace how bad we've been with the blogging but we're working on it- slowly but surely- john's working away at a video of sorts and i've been sifting through memory lane trying to write up all we've done since ... Read more >


Gallery: Sandboarding- Port Stephens

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery

Largest Moving Sand dunes on the Souther Hempishere- and we 'board them- yea
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Byron Bay- Sunnshine at Last!!

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | Views [621] | Comments [1]

We wake up in Byron Bay on (insert day here…I’ve lost track..being a hobo and all that) to the first day of proper sunshine! Now this is what I came to Australia for…sack the Snowy Mountains and the Great Ocean road…give me a bit of sun and ... Read more >

Tags: beach, byron, inflatable phone


Nimbin- the land that time Forgot

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | Views [912] | Comments [1]

Next we headed for Byron Bay. Well, that was the plan …then John remembered about a little place called Nimbin…a place that time has forgot or else just got too stoned to remember…i.e the place is stuck in 1960’s hippie central mode. A quick look ... Read more >

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Why are Ozzy towns all called "Wooliewollegoolywoowoo"?!

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | Views [572]

Woolgoolga Reminding ourselves that we were past the half-way point in our Ambassador adventure, clocking up K’s now became our number one priority. We whizzed through Coffs Harbour, stopping only on my insistence and childish urge to take ... Read more >


Ridin' the Sand Dunes- Melaleuca Style!

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | Views [1472] | Comments [1] | Video

So over the next few days we got the full run down on the cabins, dorms, camping and everything there was to do in the area: Whale & Dolphin watching, Wine tasting, Shark feeding, Quad Biking, Paragliding, Parasailing, 4x4 tours etc, etc …i.e. a ... Read more >


Port Stephens- East Coast Pit Stop

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | Views [915]

Scouring round the guide books for somewhere to stay after leaving Newcastle late in the evening, Deidra pulled Melaleuca Backpackers out of the Lonely Planet, a camping ground and hostel in one and described fairly positively in the guide books.... Read more >


And up the coast we go!

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | Views [802]

So its Thursday morning and we wake up feeling quite unrefreshed and unrested after a chilly night in the van and aching bones from our rare bout of exercise on the mountains- but hey - we’re “real” campers now…yea. We’re the real deal- we’re ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, newcastle


Mountain Treking and Wilderness Camping....

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | Views [798]

Anyway, the blue Mountains experience continued the next day with more walks and a trip on some cool mountain-rides in “Scenic world”- its this place that take you down into the valley in this mental train ride developed from the old mining days- it ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, blue mountains


Lonely Planet Guidebook Experience- Blue Mountains- Outside Sydney

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | Views [1334] | Comments [1]

So it’s Tuesday Morning, and having spent about two full days recovering from John’s Birthday weekend, we eventually summoned the energy to pack up and leave Sydney after a great 10 days or so. It’s a city with so much to do and see and so many areas ... Read more >

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Dirty protest

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | Views [780]

Sunday was a write off, a DVD day if ever there was one. By the time Monday came around I was starting to notice something about our $50 a night double room (the cheapest- not only in Bondi, but anywhere we’d seen). There was some kind of mark on the ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, beds, bondi, pigeons, sun


Saturday 16th August

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | Views [552]

The next day was my friend Mike’s birthday. We’d met in Perth months ago and it was the lad from Blackpool’s 23rd. Handily he also was with his missus so the four of us headed for an Indian and night on the tiles. Having drunk our way through what little ... Read more >

Tags: drink, heath ledger, indian, jager, murder, wine


Friday 15th August 2008, Birthday

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | Views [869] | Comments [1]

I awoke in the single bed we’d been sharing and within seconds Deirdra had disappeared. A few minutes later she returned with a bottle of bubbly and a small dark, coconut rolled, cream filled, sponge, ‘Lamington’ cake on a plate. For all you that don’t ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, drink, girls, vice


29.999999999999

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | Views [783]

The next day we were in the mood for chilling. It was around 2 before we managed to pull ourselves out of bed and head for the sea front, about 50 meters away, in search of some grease for breakfast. After waiting for this what seemed like an eternity ... Read more >

Tags: 30, ambassador van, grease, knackered, manly


Back Again! -Missed us?

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | Views [971] | Comments [1]

Yet again I’m writing the blog cos Deirdra is either too lazy or too scared to write it –plus she’s kinda driving right now. So –where were we …Considering it’s now the 21st of August and 4 weeks since we picked up the van. (I’m hurriedly trying to ... Read more >

Tags: 30, ambassador van, billabong, charlie brown, manly


Gallery: August 1- 12th

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

Skining to Sydney
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Saturday 9th August

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 10 Aug 2008 | Views [820] | Comments [2]

Having checked out Collaroy beach YHA, in an area that seemed dead, we decided to head to Glebe –in the north of the city. It was Saturday night and we wanted to go out. Last night we arrived in the Billabong Village hostel. It’s actually warm ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, sydney


Sydney; In: Thursday 7th August 2008

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 10 Aug 2008 | Views [1134] | Comments [1]

As we drove in it became immediately apparent that this was a big city. (Thought this could be attributed to the fact the GPS sent us round the houses in an effort to avoid any form of Toll road.) We ‘rocked-up’ (Deeds hates me saying that,) ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, bondi, sydney


Canberra. In: 6th Out: 7th August 2008

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 10 Aug 2008 | Views [839]

Well what can I say. I thought- it’s off the tourist trail really –everyone says don’t bother- so there must be something there everyone’s missing- right? Well the caravan park was paved but pretty sh*te as far as facilities for us were concerned.... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, canbaerra


Well –that was the plan…

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 10 Aug 2008 | Views [734]

–Turns out it was easier to stop midway at Albury and recoup, ‘cos it was getting late and we were knackered. Boat Haven Caravanpark –Albury. In: 5 th August What a cool caravan park. We pulled in having called them out of hours –they let ... Read more >

Tags: albury, ambassador van


Lonely Planet Guidebook Experience: Skiing in Mount Buller 3rd, 4th & 5th August 2008

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 10 Aug 2008 | Views [1598] | Comments [3] | Video

Blip Blip went the GPS and a total of 292kms was laid out in front of us. (That ladies voice has been a godsend but later in CBD Sydney our relationship would turn sour.) Another tank of gas and we were off. Victoria has been surprisingly ... Read more >

Tags: alpine national park, ambassador van, deeds, mount buller, skiing, snow, snowboarding, world nomads


Recouped at the Cooee

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 10 Aug 2008 | Views [742]

So we awoke to the sound of trams cluttering by in the morning and made our way over to the ‘Cooee’ for a couple of hung-over days chillin on their sofas and drinking lots of tea. It became our mission to see the new BATMAN film, (the second time for ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, cooee on st kilda, dark knight, deeds, fitzroy, melbourne, trams


Melbourne Pit Stop

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | Views [1175]

Pushing that little Toyota lump to the its limits we arrived in Melbourne to a relatively mild Thursday evening. Having attempted to check into The Cooee on St Kilda -a nice relaxed hostel one of my old friends 'Shobian, Perth' (-spelt as it appears ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, drink, fek, girls, melbourne


You're as Cold as Ice - Willing to Sacrifice

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | Views [821] | Comments [1]

Ok so last time we left you we were exploring the Great Ocean Road. As a note- we went on and saw Cape Otway Lighthouse, stayed in tiny Princetown and visited the beautiful Twelve Apostles... a nice little religious touch for the Irish contingent ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, great ocean road, mits, twelve apostles


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