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Australia: The Good and the Bad

I have said throughout my time in Australia that there are few things that have really irritated me about the place and that will force me to blog when the time comes to leave. Well that time is here. I am sitting in Melbourne Airport waiting a stupidly long time for the check-in gate to open, so I thought, eh what the heck, let’s write it now. Continue reading “Australia: The Good and the Bad”

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Voted the most liveable city in the world, Melbourne is the destination for British travellers and expats. It’s a our last stop in Australia, and I had high expectations. Continue reading “Melbourne”

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Ararat to Avalon

Jade has mentioned visiting Ararat for a week or two, and I didn’t really have a clue why until a day or 3 ago. It was featured on the biggest loser Australia, and as it was on our route, we popped in to have a look. The information provided us with a wealth of possibilites, some more interesting than the others. Continue reading “Ararat to Avalon”

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Coolac to Mannum

We have flown across the country over the past 2 days. I’m not even joking, I think we have drove around 1200km in 48 hours. We have also changed the direction we were planning to go. We were planning on going to Melbourne and then to Adelaide, but while we were on the highway, it split to the two places so we decided to go to Adelaide instead. The original plan had us going to Melbourne in case we didn’t have time to see Adelaide, but now as we know we have the time, the mileage, or lack there of, is more important. Continue reading “Coolac to Mannum”

Books, General, Travel

Bout of Books – Day 7

BOBI am, once again, late with posting my daily bout of books post. We have driven 1000km over the past couple of days through the outback, and watched a Dockers AFL game which has left little time to read any more than yesterday, and has meant no WiFi to blog from. Oh well, better late than ever. Continue reading “Bout of Books – Day 7”


G’day Oz!

IMG_7440Arriving in Australia has been on my countdown clock since I finished teaching, and for Jade I am sure a lot longer. As border entries from Asia to Australia go, we got through quickly and easily, and even managed to get a stamp in our passports to ass to our growing collection. When we saw Helen in the airport I sighed in relief knowing we had made it and we would be able to stop and call somewhere home for a couple of weeks. And of course spend time with Marc and Helen. Continue reading “G’day Oz!”