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Where's Jonny? Care to dine with me? You would think that 11 years of daily food tasting for a living might put me off?......au contraire! Chomp away with me across 6 continents. Seduced like a bloodhound to the scent of good food, I anticipate the misty waft of steaming broths, the satisfying crunch of mudbugs and the vibrant aroma of freshly pulverised lemongrass. Buon appetito

Australia

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When Jonny met Sydney

Tuesday, 10 Jul 2007 | Views [859]

We met after I had travelled 4 weeks north in a Camper van. I was lightly tanned but Sydney was a bit cold and unfortunately quite windy. Sydney is young, exciting, clean shaven and very well connected. The air he harbours is fresh from the ocean.... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


A world of ironies

Saturday, 7 Jul 2007 | Views [1032]

A severe weather warning was issued for Sydney on the day we were due to fly in from Cairns.  90kmph winds were forecast on the breakfast news.  The toast dropped from my unclenched jaws as I pondered the "plane" terror to come. Mid-afternoon ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Bites along the Bruce

Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | Views [1485]

With a heady mixture of Tiger balm scent and "au de bumcrack" the skull emblazoned van was returned to the Cairns depot.  Despite the atrocious weather that every Aussie on the way said, " was well out of the ordinary mate " we ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Campsite kidnappings

Friday, 29 Jun 2007 | Views [864] | Comments [1]

I have a theory that women are held against their will in campsite amenity blocks.  What,  other than abduction would warrant an entire morning in a bathroom?   So when Maria told me she was off for a shower I knew there was time to spare. Maybe I'd ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures


and the weather today is....(part 2)

Monday, 25 Jun 2007 | Views [1011]

......arriving in Cairns after 12 thousand miles of non-stop sugar cane plantation the sun seemed to want to reveal itself. It did...........for 5 measeley minutes..........then returned like a spoiled child behind grey clouds. While most travellers ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


and the weather today is....

Saturday, 23 Jun 2007 | Views [990]

the same as its been the last 3 weeks.  RAINY, GREY and COLD! I've taken to wearing my underpants on my head at night (Bill Bryson style) to keep warm.  I've surprised Maria in the night a few times when they have fallen over my face and my nose has ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Aussie campsites - Dos and Dont's

Saturday, 23 Jun 2007 | Views [1637]

If you're hiring a campervan like me you'll need to stop somewhere decent.  Here are some tips from my travels in a "Wicked" van Do's and Dont's Do 1.Ask for a site close to the amenities block unless you want to walk in total darkness looking ... Read more >

Tags: Laughter


Hells own road trip

Monday, 18 Jun 2007 | Views [966]

A bloke called, "Bear" in Brisbane rented us a "Wicked" van.  Some bright brisbanite is purchasing small white vans and cleverly making them into "camper" vans.  Each come with its own spray paint design on the sides.  We ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Dog gone wild - Charms and harms of Fraser Island

Sunday, 17 Jun 2007 | Views [2562]

The May 2007 edition of National Geographic features an article on Bulldog ants which can ONLY be found in coastal parts of eastern Australia. These fearsome insects (part wasp/part ant) are 2 inches long, have a red body with black lower abdomen and ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Tim Tams, Vegemite and bush turkeys

Saturday, 16 Jun 2007 | Views [1852]

The ex-girlfriend arrived in Singapore for a 30th Birthday rendezvous (hers not mine) so I cunningly booked a boutique hotel called, "The Scarlet," as a surprise.  It was certainly a surprise to me when they showed me the price list (200 pounds ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

 

 

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