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The adventures of the Mel

Gallery: Quebec City

CANADA | Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

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A stroll through QC

CANADA | Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | Views [353]

As the title suggests, today I simply meandered through the streets of Quebec and enjoyed the moderate weather (by Canadian standards). It is very European, at times I felt like I could have been in Rome, you know, bar the French diffusing through ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Friendly Canada

CANADA | Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | Views [513] | Comments [6]

I have been completely overwhelmed by the inherent kindness and generosity displayed by almost every Canadian I have met thus far. I know Australians like to consider themselves friendly and laid-back, but we have much to learn from this bitterly cold ... Read more >

Tags: People

Gallery: Dogsledding

CANADA | Sunday, 27 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

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CANADA | Sunday, 27 Jan 2008 | Views [572] | Comments [2]

Today was freaking cold. I now know what they mean when they say wind chill. I can’t say I ever thought it was a cop-out, but it kind of meant nothing to me. Until today. Oh my freaking jebus, it was cold. Apparently about -25 or so with wind chill.... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures

Adventures in Banff

CANADA | Sunday, 27 Jan 2008 | Views [578] | Comments [1]

Once upon a time there was a young woman walking through a forest. She was known commonly as wee Mel, a name a Scotsman gave her one time because she was quite short. Personally, the narrator believes that all non-short people suffer from midget-envy, ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Gallery: Banff

CANADA | Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

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A bit of Banff

CANADA | Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | Views [402] | Comments [2]

A brunette is walking along a track when an elk jumps out. Start of joke? Possibly. Both brunette and elk have minor aneurisms and severe palpitations? Yup. I think that the brunette was too busy looking at the icy track because she had ended up on her ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Gallery: Around Nakiska

CANADA | Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

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CANADA | Monday, 21 Jan 2008 | Views [439] | Comments [3]

Hello my little readers, No longer am I a prisoner, except for the part where I'm almost confined to Andrew's room, hiding as an illegal immigrant to avoid the steely wrath of the owner of the dormitories where Andrew is now staying. In case I forgot, ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation

From the middle of BF nowhere

CANADA | Saturday, 19 Jan 2008 | Views [622] | Comments [2]

I write to you from a minimum security prison in the middle of BF nowhere. How do I explain this to my parents? Well, apparently I had a VERY good time. Or, in fact, the jail has been converted into a dormitory type set up for people working at Nakiska ... Read more >

Tags: People

Gallery: Accommodation near Nakiska

CANADA | Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

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More Schmalgary

CANADA | Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | Views [391] | Comments [1]

Why am I writing again? Because I can donkey, because I can. Three notes on Canadians: * Their light switches are upside down. This is mildly frustrating. It would make good fodder for C-grade comedy. * Canadian men LOVE Australian accents. Particularly ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Gallery: Calgary

CANADA | Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

A quick walk around Calgary
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Calgary goodness

CANADA | Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | Views [517] | Comments [4]

Well, I'm here and alive. Aren't you all relieved? I'm sitting using the FREE internet in my hotel and thinking about how bloody sore my back is. Well I had an awesome trip over that ran according to plan. Except for the oxygen leak in the fuel tank ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Gallery: Mt. Bogong

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Hiking up Mt. Bogong
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Counting down

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | Views [485]

Two weeks and six days left...

Tags: The Planning Phase

End of the road

SINGAPORE | Monday, 15 Jan 2007 | Views [620]

Well, well, well. It's all drawn to an end. We've just got over an hour to go till our flight leaves, and then, seven and a half hours later, we will be home.  Hooray! I must admit I'm looking forward to having clean clothes and sleeping in my own bed.... Read more >

Tags: Shopping


SINGAPORE | Sunday, 14 Jan 2007 | Views [922] | Comments [1]

Well howdy there folks. I write to you in an internet place just around the corner from our hostel in Singapore.   Today was the first day I really got explore, as I have been pretty much bedridden for two days. Think fever, body aching, splitting headaches, ... Read more >

Tags: Shopping

Rasa Ria Nature Reserve

MALAYSIA | Thursday, 11 Jan 2007 | Views [2834]

Selamat tengahari, Well, our time in Malaysia has drawn to a close. We spend one last night here, and then we fly off to Singapore for a few days before returning home. After posting last night, Chels and I just returned to our hotel, ate ourselves ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

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