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And up the coast we go!

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | Views [858]

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 [834]

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 >

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Lonely Planet Guidebook Experience- Blue Mountains- Outside Sydney

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | Views [1392] | 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 [832]

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


Friday 15th August 2008, Birthday

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | Views [920] | 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 [819]

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 [1020] | 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


Saturday 9th August

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 10 Aug 2008 | Views [870] | 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 [1196] | 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 [874]

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 [763]

–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 >

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

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 10 Aug 2008 | Views [1666] | 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 [798]

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 [1260]

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 [859] | 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


Lorne'ing it up!

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | Views [675] | Comments [2]

John We woke the next morning, surprisingly warm, aided no doubt by the few glasses of rum and coke the night before and leaving the heater on full blast through the night. Question- can you make rum and coke a with pepsi max? John says hell ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, and coke, rum


The Great Ocean Road- Lonely Planet Guidebook Experience

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | Views [794]

So it’s Monday in Melbourne and I’m wondering why I haven’t seen Karl Kennedy or any other legendary Neighbours cast members yet! Where are they? Well it seems they’re to be seen only on one of the ridiculously over-priced Neighbours tours, so ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, great, great ocean road, ocean, road


No abolutons in this area

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | Views [648]

Phew, ok that’s enough Melbourne speak, we left with a quick visit to St Kilda- hotspot for the arts and bohemian culture and what not- or just crazy town to you and I. At one point while taking a peek at all the mental graffiti in an alleyway, ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, graf, melbourne


Da' Dome an ting

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | Views [630] | Comments [1]

The one thing everyone says is the epitome of Australian culture and cannot be missed when visiting Melbourne is a trip to the Telstra Dome to see a famous “Aussie Rules” football match- So of course we went… and caught a really good, tension- filled ... Read more >

Tags: afl, ambassador van, aussie rules, footy, melbourne


Lazy Saturdays- and confused performers

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | Views [627]

Deirdra Saturday we got up late and took a stroll though the city. After negotiating the tram system and finding our way deeper into town we headed for the various design, art and cinema exhibitions on in town. Within 5 minutes John was accosted ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, melbourne, purple pants


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