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Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Hawkes Bay » Napier March 20th 2006

Leave Wellington and drive north a few hours to Napier, via Hastings. Both are famed for their architecture (Hastings more a Spanish style, Napier Art Deco) Both were practically rebuilt in the 1930s and 40s after the a massive earthquake in 1931 stuck Hawkes Bay url=http://stamps.nzpost.co.nz/Cultures/en-NZ/Stamps/NewZealandCurrentIssues/HawkesBayEathquakeAnniversary/HawkesBayEathquakeAnniversary.htm anniversary article . Staying at Wally's Backpackers - not bad, with free internet - result! Hastings is nice, mainly conisting of an Art Deco main street, with a really cool gym and cinema building. Napier is a lot bigger than we imaged, it's a town really, and has got lots of Art Deco buildings. Debs took a guided walk around the town to learn more about the lovingly restored and protected buildings and the town's histor... read more
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Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Christchurch March 19th 2006

My birthday was absolutely wonderful and thanks to everyone from home and their wishes. I had to work in the morning, but I had one of my customers bring in a basket of flowers and wine for me. That was a little odd though because I had not even been at my job but about a week. But, it was still a nice surpise. I went to dinner with my friends here and they suprised me with a cake that had Happy Birthday Amy written on it and put in 23 candles!! If I had to spend my birthday away from home, this is exactly the way I would want to do it. I quit my night job. My boss was crazy and I didn’t feel like dealing with it. I am still working full time ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney March 19th 2006

Hi Everyone, I'm getting ready to head off to London with Beata tomorrow and so I'm in that frantic trying to organise everything stage. Other than trying to kick myself into gear, this last weekend has been really fun. My sister and her fiancé (Kate & John) brought forward the date of their engagement party so I could be here for it. It was great to have everyone in one place to be able to say my good byes. My aunt, uncle and cousin flew from Hawaii to Australia for the party so I’m very grateful to be able to spend a couple of days with them before leaving for the UK. The engagement party was simply beautiful; I don’t think they could have chosen a better location than the surf club at Avalon! The parties ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Gold Coast » Surfers Paradise March 19th 2006

No entry for yesterday as we didn't do anything but sit by the lagoon in the hot hot sun! Gutted! Today we've made our way to Surfers Paradise. Bus at 8, had a laugh with our driver Chris, who took us Zorbing. Zorbing is sitting in a big rubber ball with a lot of water and it rolls down the hill with you inside. I didn't do it because I thought I would get cholostrophobic (however u spell it!) and didn't want to get wet! Got here, and once again to get our bearings we thought we would go a bit of retail therapy. It's nice and tacky here!... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne March 19th 2006

11:00am Still @ The Greenhouse, I'm all checked out but had forgotten about the rather large and disruptive marathon that's currently trapping me and thousands of other people in the city. Still, had a wander round and tried to find the Melbourne Center for Contemporary Art for the second time - unsucessfully. Coffee and a broadsheet took me upto 3, by which time the roads had cleared and I jumped (well, as much as it's possible to jump with 27kg of weight on your back), on the next tram south. I'm not sure whether I've mentioned before, but for several days I've been suffereing with the worst case of man-flu that I think I've ever had: sore throat, runny nose, headaches, swollen glands, aversion to light, etc. I think it had orriginally started off as Parrot ... read more

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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney March 19th 2006

Last weekend Andy & I jumped out of a plane. It as amazing. When we got to the skydiving centre we were taken to the runway in a limo. We then took to the skies in a little plane & when we got to 14000ft were thrown out. We were attatched to men with parachuttes on though so we made it back down safely. We were skydiving at Woollongong, right by the sea. It was so good, I want to go again. This weekend I've been sailing. I finished my Start Yachting course at the end of January & I've been missing my sailing so I decided to do the Competent Crew course which is 2 weekends spent on a boat. This weekend was my first & we sailed up to Pittwater where we moored for ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Esperance » munglilup March 19th 2006

hejsa det er vist ved at vaere et stykke tid siden jeg har skrevet sidst. men jeg har ikke lavet andet end arbejdet og arbejdet. saa jeg har simpelthen ikke orket at saette mig til at skrive en lang fortaelling. men i dag er alt gaaet forholdsvis nemt. jeg ankom her i mandags efter en lang bus tur som ikke var saa slem igen, da der blev vist 2 film undervejs. jeg blev vist til rette ogsaa var det ellers ved at vaere spise tid. jeg bor ved et aldere aegtepar. john og brenda. john eger gaarden, med 1800 fedekvaeg, og en masse jord til har lige glemt hvor meget, men paent meget. det kan jeg vende til bage til. de har ogsaa en kat, to hunde og et par 100 koer der gaar ude paa ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Fraser Island March 19th 2006

Our final day on Fraser Island. Had to reach the ferry by 2.30 so remained in the southern part of the island and embarked on the Southern Lakes Scenic Drive. Lake Birrabean and Lake Boomanjin were both lovely, the first being a clean quieter version of Lake MacKenzie from day one, the second being a nice tea coloured lake :-S !! Heading Home after a long weekend was a relief, the fight for the shower once everything was checked back in at the hostel was just comical. Shane, who checked us in, had a good feeling about our group and he was right. Everything was spot on so we were free to go our seperate ways! A long weekend lead to a very long rest!... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales March 19th 2006

Today is my last day here in Australia. Rachael, Jason and Maroubra Beach have been more than generous by providing me with one of the most relaxing vacations I have ever had, a good prep for the lifestyle that is soon to come... Thanks Rach & Jas!... read more
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Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Christchurch March 19th 2006

Billeder kommer naar vi har fundet en computer der dur. Hej Hej Nu har vi endelig fundet tid til at skrive lidt mere og vise nogle nye billeder. Som vi hurtigt har informeret var det store projekt i Christchurch at saelge Murphy. Hold da op. Sikke et besvaer. Vi proevede alle Backpacker Markederne uden held. Ringede forgaeves rundt til nogle af de kontakter vi havde faaet. Heller ikke bilforhandlerne ville have noget at goere med det kaere koeretoej. Til sidst var der ikke anden mulighed end at aflevere den paa en auktion som vil proeve at saelge den til de foernaevnte 800 dollar. Har dog ikke hoert noget fra den foerste auktion der blev holdt torsdag. Krydser bare fingre. Udover det til dels mislykkede bilsalg var der ogsaa tid til at udforske Christchurch og omegn. Selve ... read more
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