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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Jindabyne April 20th 2017

Camping during winter is fun, but you have first to figure out how to stay warm. You cannot enjoy your camping if you are freezing. However, cold weather is not an enough excuse to avoid camping. It doesn't matter whether you are skiing, fishing, hunting or just enjoying the beauties of Mother Nature, your goal should be to stay warm at all times. You can achieve this only through adequate preparation and take some steps while you are at your camp. Preparation is paramount to enjoying your camping experience. Don't joke with your health, ensure you stay warm at all times when you are out camping during the winter or cold weathers. There are a few things you can do to keep yourself warm. Let's look at some simple tips you can use to stay warm ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Jindabyne February 5th 2016

Jindabyne, petit paradis de verdure au bord d'un lac, niché près des "Snowy Mountains"... le premier jour nous avons amener Montana à son internat et visiter des terres agricoles pour les grands parents. Le deuxième jours nous avons fait une balade à cheval à une demi heure de Jindabyne. La cavalière qui nous a accueillie est une caricature vivante du cowboy. Jean, santiag, chemise à carreaux, chapeau et jambes arquées à la Lucky Luke sont ses atours.... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Jindabyne October 26th 2015

Day 11 (25/10/2015) Today was relaxation day; shopping for Deb & fishing for Bob. Just as well we are not relying on fish for food as the fish have been less than cooperative. Day 12 (26/10/2015) Last day in Jindabyne & today marks the halfway mark of the holiday. The wind today is quite horrendous; it feels like the caravan is going to take off despite everything tied down & double tied down. Went up to the Cookie Factory where the cookie displays would fit inside a broom closet. Thought they would have had a lot more on show. Returned to the caravan park to find the wind has eased. Decided to take the opportunity to give the car a bit of a clean given that it was covered in brown dirt. Not exactly pristine clean ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Jindabyne October 24th 2015

Day 8 (22/10/2015) Today was going to be the worst day of the trip weather wise; 11C & rain all day. Decided to head to Cooma for a leisurely drive. Deb managed to pick up some bargains in the shops (as always). Went there to see the Snowy Hydro Display Centre & completely forgot about it. Dementia must be settling in methinks. Had a chat to Mick the guru at the Alpine Angler about all things fishing, then headed off the beaten track (eat your hearts out Leyland Brothers) to a Winery/Brewery/Distillery along a wet boggy dirt road which the Nissan ate for breakfast. Had a few tastings & bought some of the local product for future consumption. Back onto the wet boggy dirt road to make the Nissan completely filthy as it should be. Mud ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Jindabyne October 21st 2015

Day 4 Part 2 (18/10/2015) After dinner went to the Telstra Tower for some awesome views of Canberra. Unfortunately Parliament House was not lit up, so was hard to find it. Managed to get one excellent photo of the bridge across Lake Burley Griffin. Day 5 (19/10/2015) Today we went to the National Zoo & Aquarium in Canberra. This zoo is magnificently set out with easy to follow trails. While they do not keep every animal, the zoo is undergoing further expansion. Highlights for me were the Meerkats; cheeky as ever & hamming it up for photos. Also the Fairy Penguins who just happened to want to indulge in sexual romps when I started taking photos! We also spoke with a woman visiting from Paris who owns a Bed & Breakfast accommodation charging 75 Euros a ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Jindabyne July 25th 2015

I've gone through some travelling blogs and read some of them for inspiration. Until I came upon this one question that brought up five more, and I couldn't get it out of my head. I need to write about it. The question is: What do you travel for? That is the main question of my existence. It is not only one question, but five questions in one. We have all studied the five "Ws" in school. Here's how it goes. Who : Myself and whoever wants to join. I have always told myself that I would never depend on anyone for my travels, or wait for anyone. It has happened to me many times while planning a trip; friends telling you that they are all in, that they will join you on a trip to Greece, ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Jindabyne June 18th 2015

I don't know about you but I hate being scared. I like to take that feeling of insecurity and deal with it. I try to turn it into a learning experience: you're scared of heights? Go bungee jumping. You're scared of the ocean? Take a swimming lesson. This is your life and you can do anything you want with it. Take it, change it, make it what you want it to be. So I started driving, on the other side of the road. I tried automatic first, it went well. I thought myself to slowly feel comfortable on the other side of the car, and I now drive standard and shift gears with my left hand, sit on the right side of the car and drive on the left side of the road. Believe me, I'm ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Jindabyne April 15th 2013

We left Jindabyne at about 8 in the morning. It was a beautiful day! Partly cloudy, and a nice temperature (probably upper 50s when we left). The scenery here also is without words. Passing by Lake Jindabyne was breathtaking. And unfortunately wasn't able to take many pictures (none while moving) do to some camera case issues that I can hopefully resolve soon... Again, pictures pending a good net connection! The first leg of the day was Jindabyne to Cooma, which went pretty quickly. The original plan was to bypass Canberra and take some side roads to the east of Cooma, but this included more dirt. As such, we decided to avoid it. I didn't want a repeat of the other day! We had a brief pit stop in Queanbeyan outside of Canberra, then headed northeast toward ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Jindabyne March 13th 2013

Just 20 days have passed since I sat down to write the last blog, and in that time there's been festivals, weekend trips, picnics, movies, new friends, wildlife spotting, plenty of goodbyes, mountain climbing, enough food to end world hunger, lake-swimming and, wait for it......, money coming IN to my bank account. With so much to talk about, this may end up being quite a long blog entry. So, go and put the kettle on, grab a chocolate biccy, and prepare yourself for the long-haul with the novel that this entry will no doubt become. First up - Trop-fest. The worlds biggest short film festival. The main event is in Sydney, but big screens all over Australia show it. I went along with a Melbourne local who knew how to do Trop-fest well. It was a ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Jindabyne June 18th 2011

Finally I get the ability to post on here...Anyways so what has happened so far? Well I began my trip meeting someone on the airplane who was meeting his fiance in Melbourne, The flight went well. Actually it went amazing, it didn't even feel like 14 hours! So Melbourne, I stayed there for a Week and a day. Melbourne: My first day was just simply exploring, I walked everywhere it seemed, from the hostel in North Melbourne to the Docklands then Downtown and so on. I found my most favourite place in the world that day, Queens Victoria Market!!! That place was amazing, a food lovers heaven! From fresh fruit, meat, bread, cheeses...ahh I must have walked through it every day it was open! So my first day was good, second I walked around some more ... read more




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