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Brisbane - Part 4

Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | Views [547]

My last few weeks in Brisbane were pretty busy what with one thing or another. I was working in the hostel most of the time, housekeeping for the first two weeks then doing laundry for the last week. In theory I was supposed to work six days a week but ... Read more >

Tags: work


Brisbane - Part 3

Sunday, 13 Jan 2008 | Views [675]

I got back to Brisbane mid December. Whilst it's cooler and less humid down here than in Cairns, it's still far too warm to be festive. There were some decorations up along the main streets but otherwise you could be forgiven for not realising that it ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Interlude: A Trouser-Related Adventure

Tuesday, 1 Jan 2008 | Views [753] | Comments [1]

If you have been keeping up with this journal, you may have gathered that I haven't had a great deal of luck with trousers since coming to Australia. As I travel with the bare minimum of clothes, it doesn't take much to deplete my trouser stores to a ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Season's Greetings

Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | Views [636] | Comments [4]

As this is the season of goodwill, I hope you will forgive the lack of conventional Christmas cards this year, given the circumstances. Instead, I thought I'd make y'all an e-card of sorts and post it up here. So, to those of you that celebrate the Christianised ... Read more >

Tags: Laughter


Cairns

Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | Views [641]

The day I left Airlie Beach was almost entirely given over to travelling. I usually try and get night buses so I can sleep through the long distances but it wasn't really possible this time. It wasn't so bad though, as the views out the window were interesting ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands

Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | Views [1119]

The overnight bus deposited me in Airlie beach at around 6:30am and already the Farmer's Market by the beach was almost ready to open. I put my luggage into storage and set about exploring. The beach is fairly uninspiring, but you can't go in the sea ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Agnes Water / The Town of 1770

Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | Views [715] | Comments [2]

Okay, I've finally gotten around to updating the galleries with all the pictures from my trip between Brisbane (including new Brisbane ones) and Cairns. There's about eight new galleries! So now you can at least get an idea about what I'm getting excited ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Gallery: Cairns

Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands

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Gallery: Bundaberg and Mon Repos

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Gallery: Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island

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Gallery: Noosa and the Everglade Canoe Safari

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Gallery: Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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Bundaberg - Part 3

Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | Views [802] | Comments [2]

I've spent a good proportion of the past few weeks doing sweet potato related work. Picking them, planting them, cutting vines to plant, rescuing caterpillars, fixing irrigation pipes, driving tractors around - you name it. Today I was mostly weeding ... Read more >

Tags: Work


Bundaberg - Part 2

Saturday, 24 Nov 2007 | Views [1900] | Comments [3]

Having picked tomatos for a couple of weeks, I changed jobs on Tuesday. I am now working on a sweet potato farm further out from town. It's much smaller than the tomato farm,with a work force of just four backpackers plus the couple who own the farm ... Read more >

Tags: Work


Bundaberg - Part 1

Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | Views [2854] | Comments [4]

There is really only one reason backpackers go to Bundaberg: work. It is pretty much the fruit picking capital of Australia. I arrived at the transit centre about 5pm and was picked up by the hostel. I mentioned I was looking for work and was told ... Read more >

Tags: Work


Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island

Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | Views [822] | Comments [2]

As usual, the comfortable and efficient Greyhound bus took me on to the next leg of my journey: Rainbow Beach. This really is a very small town, apparently of little more than a thousand residents but boosted by the steady stream of tourists. The place ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Noosa, Gagaju and the Great Sandy National Park

Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | Views [2859]

Let the regaling begin! Noosa is a small, laid-back coastal town. It's somewhat like Byron Bay except without the strong hippy influence. The hostel that I stayed in - Dolphins Beachhouse - is in a quiet area of an already quiet town, near to the ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Brisbane -- Part 2

Sunday, 21 Oct 2007 | Views [489]

I don't have a great deal to report, as last week most mostly given over to exploring in a similar way to previous weeks. I did make it out to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, which was quite good fun. Some of the birds of prey were put through their paces ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Brisbane -- Part 1

Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | Views [517]

I am always surprised when I come to write in this journal that it's been so long since the last update. More proof, if any were needed, that time really does fly when you're having fun. I've been in Brisbane for nearly two weeks now. I was somewhat ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


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