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Photos: Byron Bay

Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Byron Bay Sunset

Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | Views [751]

How can one describe a Byron Bay sunset? impossible, I think, in words. impossible in photographs. alas, I will try. it's as if the water itself is glowing. there is a golden haze floating atop of the water. swirling over and around the surfers, ... Read more >

Tags: australia, byron bay, laurfish, poem, sunset

Some Details That May Or May Not Interest You

Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | Views [578]

Down the street from the Ahern’s is a front yard with a walkway lined with lavender.   Every time I walk by it, I lean through the gate and run my hands along the leaves so the scent stays with me all morning.   The bike ride from ... Read more >

Qdos – My Ten-Day Stay in an Artist's Paradise (Lorne, Great Ocean Road)

Sunday, 14 Sep 2008 | Views [2489] | Comments [1]

Lorne is easily everyone's favorite town on the Great Ocean Road.   A modest 900 live here year-round, but the population swells to a roaring 30,000 (yes, 30,000 ) once the summer rolls along.   With arguably the GOR’s best beach and hippest restaurants, ... Read more >

Tags: great ocean road, lorne, pottery, qdos, wwoof, wwoofing

It’s the American Way

Sunday, 14 Sep 2008 | Views [714]

I completely forgot to mention this... I have a business!   Several weeks after Pat and I returned to Melbourne, Maxime and I bought used bikes.  We got em from a bike rental shop that was trying to get rid of its old generation bicycles ... Read more >

Tags: bikes, business, making money abroad, melbourne

New Photos Posted!

Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | Views [606]

Check out my photos by clicking the links listed in the bookmark section of my journal!

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Mes Amis En Australie

Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | Views [581]

I wanted to take the time to pay homage to my best friends here in Australia, so you know a little more about with whom I'm spending all my time.   My best friends here are mostly backpackers that I've met through Patrick and his hostel.... Read more >

Mississippi Meets Wild West Meets... Australia?

Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | Views [756]

General Update: Still living with Sally and Steve Ahern in a historic suburb of Melbourne.  To recap, I was put in touch with Sally through our family friend, Diane Arnold, who went to boarding school with Sally for a year.  The Aherns have ... Read more >

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Twenty-Two and Much the Wiser

Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | Views [992] | Comments [2]

As my e-invitation read, yesterday was a day-long festival of "food, friends, film... and good ol' fashioned fun!"  Around noon, my friends Maxime (my best girl friend here; French), Leif (Vancouverian) and Adrien (French aussi) and I set ... Read more >


Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | Views [923]

I moved! Earlier this week I left Patrick's apartment in the funky St. Kilda neighborhood for the quieter, more posh surburb of Hawthorn.  I'm now living with Sally and Steve Ahern, their 18 year-old student daughter Pheobe, and their adorable (and ... Read more >

Wham Bam Poetry Slam

Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | Views [1880] | Comments [2]

So I haven’t yet described Patrick and my “mist”-ical trek through the Blue Mountains or our snowball fight in the Victoria Highlands, but I simply must share this experience as soon as possible: When I entered Bar Open, it was as if ... Read more >

Tags: brunswick, melbourne, poetry, slam


Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | Views [889]

...are not posted on this site. Check out my photos on Facebook by following these links: Roadtrip Photo Album 1 -- Preparation for Departure... Roadtrip Photo Album 2 -- Melbourne Architecture Roadtrip Photo Album 3 -- Take Off! Roadtrip ... Read more >

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To be able to look back on one's life with satisfaction...

Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | Views [1061]

...is to live twice. (marcus valerius martial) I have a ticket to Christchurch, New Zealand for 23 September!  What am I doing until then?  I guess we'll find out soon enough...

Fraser Island: dunes, dingoes, and da beach

Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | Views [964]

If you’re looking for an all-in-one nature paradise get-away, Fraser Island is it. The biggest sand island in the world (with more sand than the Sahara desert!), Fraser has over fifty miles of straight, postcard-perfect beaches; extensive sand ... Read more >

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Byron Bay: get out quickly or you'll stay forever

Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | Views [967]

Byron Bay: As the hippie-backpacker-touristy-surfer town that everyone in Australia knows and loves and yearns to live near, Patrick and I found it difficult to leave Byron Bay.  We spent our four (extended from three) days giving into Byron's siren ... Read more >

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Sydney, the "darling"est of harbors

Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | Views [882]

In brief, yet quite full: Two days of independent wandering around the city and its environs. Hands-down, my favorite parts of the city are the historic area called The Rocks, and Manly, a peninsula north of the city reached by a 30-minute ferry. (You ... Read more >

Tags: manly, sydney, the rocks

Day-to-Day Being Here

Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | Views [631]

(written at the start of the road trip...) For the last three days, our schedule has been such (an itinerary with commentary):   1) Drive drive drive… along Highway 1: Princes Hwy through national forest, teeny country towns, large ... Read more >

Gallery: To whet your appetite: Tasmania

Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

Affectionately known as "Tassie" (from my strudy abroad travels in 2006)
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Gallery: To whet your appetite: Melbourne

Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

One month in Melbourne and I was never the same again. (from my strudy abroad travels in 2006)
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Gallery: To whet your appetite: an introduction to Oz

Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

Photos from Australia, taken during my semester abroad
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