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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Byron Bay February 3rd 2016

Saturday the 23rd of Januari we arrived at Byron bay around 1 in the afternoon. We checked in into our hostel, and I got a room with 3 other people from surfcamp: Roos, Stephanie and Dez. Actually I met Roos and Stephanie already in the first hostel back in Sydney, so it was pretty nice to be in the same room as them. We wanted to go surfing after we checked in but they told us not go out as the waves were to big for beginners. But as we just came of the 14 hour bus ride me and dez wanted to do something, so we rented mountainbikes and explored the area of Byron bay. The lady at the reception told us about an good bike tour, along a beautiful lake and some nice beaches ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Byron Bay February 3rd 2016

After spending a few days in Bryon Bay Stephanie and Roos decided to rent a car on the 26th of January and explore some more of the places close to Byron bay. She asked me and Dez (Dezsoe) to come along. So the 4 of us went on a little road trip, before we went we asked around and looked on the internet what we could do/see. Some people told us about the minyon falls and some very nice beaches close to Byron bay. Also there was a little town called nimbin close by, that was supposed to be a hippy town. So we started driving to Minyon falls, as Stephanie rented the car she was the only one allowed to drive. In the beginning it was a little strange, as she had to drive on ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Byron Bay December 19th 2015

The Greyhound bus was punctual, as ever, and we left the lovely Port Macquarie on time. The bus had a trainee driver on board too, so that he could learn the route. It was his fourth attempt at doing so! He was quite chatty which made up for the 'real' driver who was quite grumpy, though I guess it was the middle of the night and he was doing all the work so he might be forgiven. Our route took us through Kempsey, Macksville, Nambucca Heads, Urunga, Coffs Harbour, Woolgoolga, Woodburn, Ballina and into Byron Bay. The journey was mainly done in the dark so I couldn't see much of the countryside but there were lots of roadworks taking place slowing things down just a bit in places. I'd noticed a lot of new roads being ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Byron Bay December 1st 2015

Déjà presque un mois que je suis partie...ahlala je n'arrive pas à y croire, le temps passe si vite ! J'ai réalisé ça hier, un mois en Australie et je n'ai pas visité plus qu'il le faut. Comme les gens se plaisent à le dire içi, quand tu arrives en premier à Byron Bay, tu n'as plus envie de bouger ! Effectivement, facile de se prendre au piège et de se faire une petite routine içi, la vie y est si bonne ! Beach, marche, course, yoga, méditation, lecture, café latté, tisane et bonne bouffe sont mes principales activités ces derniers temps...et je m'y plait vraiment ! J'ai commencé un défi 14 jours consécutifs de yoga la semaine passé au studio à côté de chez moi, j'adore cette pratique. on pourrait donc dire que je suis ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Byron Bay November 11th 2015

Je suis arrivée depuis déjà presque une semaine ici, et j'adore ça !! J'ai passé mes journées à explorer ma ville d'accueil : Byron Bay. Ici, le mot d'ordre est chill. C'est une toute petite ville de backpackeurs/surfeurs et l'ambiance est très conviviale et relaxe. La plupart des gens sont soit en vacances pour une courte période où pour s'y poser quelques temps. C'est donc un flow continue de nouveaux visages souriants, aussi contents que moi de découvrir ce magnifique endroit. J'ai vu plus de westfalia ou autres vans du genre dans les derniers jours que dans mon entière vie ! Très hippie comme style de vie, personne ne semble être stressé ou pressé. Ça fait du bien ! Des kilomètres de plages, des sentiers interminables dans la forêt tropicale, des dauphins, de jolis petits café/restaurant/bar, ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Byron Bay November 7th 2015

Enfin arrivée ! Après 2 jours de vols, ma chum Geneviève m'attendait à l'aéroport. Quel soulagement et oh combien chanceuse je suis d'avoir une amie sur place pour me cueillir. Je dois avouer que j'aurais trouvé difficile d'avoir à me démerder pour trouver un taxi, bus, âne, kangooroo pour m'embarquer et me conduire je ne sais où afin de me trouver une chambre pour la nuit. J'ai hâte de commencer ma vraie aventure de backpackeuse, mais pas tout de suite :P Je suis donc hébergée chez ma chum Gen le temps de me placer et de trouver un petit boulot. Pour le moment, je ne vois pas qui pourrait m'engager...Mon anglais est basique à l'avance, mais là l'anglais Australien...je n'y comprend presque rien ! Et des accents, il y en a de tous les genres...Ouffff, pourquoi ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Byron Bay October 11th 2015

Byron Bay is the most Easterly point in Australia. Did a really nice hike today to the point (about 3 hours return). The view was great and definitely worth the sunburn. I've already bought 4 bottles of sunscreen since I've been here. The town itself is a really small hippie town known for it's surfing. The waves are good for beginners because they are small, break pretty deep and roll a long way into shore. I was going to rent a surfboard but was too tired and had enough sun for the day after the hike. It's very different from Surfers Paradise - a lot of people here don't wear shoes, there are lots of people with dreadlocks, wearing really loose, bright hippie clothes. Even the backpackers that hang out here have a very chill mindset ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Byron Bay July 16th 2015

So Alcohol doesn't get you through the night bus. Instead of getting on and drifting off to sleep, I got on slept a bit woke up and gradually got more sober and tired with intervals of sleep. By the time we arrived in Byron I felt awful. The cold that had been just on the verge of being a problem all down the east coast decided it was now a problem. I had a sore throat, could barely talk and couldn't get warm. Of course hostels being hostels, don't let you check in until 2pm. I put my bag in storage and headed into town, aiming to find food for the next few days, something to hopefully boost the immune system and make me feel better. I got back at 2 and got my bag into ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Byron Bay May 31st 2015

26th of January-So this morning was a little awkward but not as bad as I thought it would be. Sam and Brendon were there bright and early to ride and when we were having breakfast I saw that they were doing Duke's feet and were about to put him back in the paddock. I said to Malou that I really wanted to go and say goodbye to him....I just felt that I maybe wasn't allowed but she pushed me to go and do it and I'm glad she did :) I gave him a pat and a kiss on his face and very nearly burst into tears :( :( Brendon gave me a nice smile and Sam sheepishly said 'oh are you going now? Thank you for all your help' so I did the right thing ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Byron Bay May 28th 2015

12 hours on a bus. Overnight. That is what awaited Sam and I when we left Iain and Emilies on a late Sunday night. Pretty buzzing so we were ... We had booked the Greyhound bus to get to Byron Bay our middle stop before eventually getting to Brisbane. I don't sleep on any mode of transport so I didn't hold out much hope for an overnight bus. In all honesty, it was fine. The bus had wifi, USB ports to charge up our phones and we had our music. A few stops, in and out of sleep and 12 hours later we got to Byron!! For this part of the trip we decided to not bother with the expensive hostel option and spend a similar amount of money on an Air B'n'B room. Our hosts ... read more
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