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Skydive Lake Wanaka

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | Views [434] | Comments [1]

Here's what each of us thought of our moment of freefall... Note: the jumpsuits only fitted one of us....  Andy: The next morning we woke up to some patchy cloud and were sure they would cancel our jump again.   However to our suprise they ... Read more >

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Wanaka

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | Views [274]

Now that we’d gotten our fill of mountains we headed further south to Lake Wanaka.   This is the quieter version of Queenstown by all accounts and very nice it was too. With much of the activities of Queenstown but without all the drunken folk. It ... Read more >


Mount Cook (Aoraki)

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 16 Jan 2011 | Views [308]

Mount Cook After giving our car a propper run in (the wonder that is a Nissan Sunny!) we arrived at Mount Cook. Our route took us past the brilliantly blue lakes of Tekapo and Pukaki.   The first day was a bit of a wash out so we headed to the ... Read more >

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Christchurch / Banks Peninsula

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 14 Jan 2011 | Views [366]

First stop in New Zealand was Christchurch which we didn’t spend much time in.  By all accounts the city is pretty boring and still recovering from the earthquake of last year.   (A four pointer aftershock hit a few days after we left; Andy quite ... Read more >

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Sydney - Northern Beaches

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | Views [1137] | Comments [1]

We were reluctanct to leave the brilliant Blue Mountains and the girls, but with only a few days remaining in Sydney we wanted to explore the northern beaches.   We got the train back into Sydney and took the hour long bus ride over the Sydney ... Read more >


Blue Mountains

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | Views [371]

Got the train up to the Blue Mountains; only two hours and definately worth it. Headed to Katoomba YHA and wasn’t dissapointed; a really nice hostel.   After me getting another beating by Andy during a game of shithead we got invited to play some ... Read more >

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Photos: Sydney

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | Flickr Photo Gallery

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Sydney

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | Views [412]

Bondi – The next day we took the 333 bus to Bondi beach.   The beach is huge and really busy; sort of reminded me of Southend seafront on a grander scale.   We took a walk south to some of the smaller beaches of Tamarama and Bronte along ... Read more >

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New Years Eve

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | Views [460]

New Years eve – We’d heard that the Botanical Gardens are a great spot to watch the New Years fireworks from (thanks Angharad!).   After speaking to people at the hostel we found out they limit the capacity to 20,000 people so you have to get there early.... Read more >

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Sydney arrival

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 30 Dec 2010 | Views [755]

After a very sleepless night on the plane to Sydney sat next to a very annoying couple who both seemed to have ADD! A short train journey to Central Station we got to the YHA Railway Square.   Our room was a converted train carriage sleeping 8 ... Read more >

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Photos: Singapore

SINGAPORE | Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 | Flickr Photo Gallery

Singapore
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Singapore

SINGAPORE | Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 | Views [321]

On flight from UK we watched a film about some climbers and surfers heading down to Patagonia called 182 Degrees South. A great film and definitely whetted our appetite for South America. After the 12 hour flight and a short tube ride into the city we ... Read more >

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Photos: Blog pics

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 27 Dec 2010 | Photo Gallery

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