Blogs from Holland Park, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Holland Park February 24th 2018

Finally good WiFi!! We just made it to Surfers Paradise! For the past 2 nights we had been staying in Noosa. It was a neat town comparable to Cape Code. Unfortunately the rain has been following us. Not just any rain, but heavy, constant rainforest rain. Even our coach as flooded. Not fun. Yesterday we traveled to Fraser Island. The largest sand island in the world. Home to wild dingos. Aw, they were so cute but don’t the kind of animal you want to mess with. We traveled in this huge 4x4 hummer in order to navigate the sandy terrain. Man, that was a bumpy ride through the sand banks and up into the rainforest. But just wow.. the rainforest walk was impeccable. It was like the doom at the botanical gardens x 100. The wild ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Holland Park December 25th 2011

Christmas Day. We've opened presents, eaten (yet again - still full from last night's celebrations!) and are now madly packing!! What do I take?? Is 4 pairs of shoes enough. Will I like any of the shampoos and conditioners in the hotel rooms. The more I look around the room, the more I want to pack!!!! So that's it. I'm shutting up the bag and what I haven't got I'll buy :) We are landing in Christchurch, which we may see the after effects of the quake from last year, but from two days ago also. Will let you know once we arrive at 12.25am tonight and straight to the Airport motel. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas! I'm off to NZ!! Oi Bro!... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Holland Park October 27th 2009

Finalising our trip to Vietnam. Looks like we are following a well worn path viz: Home - HCMC - Mekong - Dalat - Nha Trang - Mui Ne - Hoi An - Hue - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi - Sapa - Hanoi - HCMC - Home. It looks like a big trip when I write it like that. Obviously the hard part will be lugging 3 kids around with us. Kylie is terrified because I wont engage a fully organised travel agent and I am doing it all myself. After I have researched the absolute crap out of this holiday I think that it is the best way to go. There will be plenty of shonky taxis, travel agents and other touristy traps but hopefully I can avoid most of them. No doubt I ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Holland Park October 16th 2009

Only one more week of work to go. I cant wait becuause i will be free from aprentices and clients for two years. Im still worried about getting a container as it is only 1 month and 22 days to go. I hope Guy will come through with the goods. I did metion have the council made a decision but he seem to have forgotten about ringing them. I hope it was genuine and not just a suttle hint that he is not interested in putting the container there. Well we are really getting things rolling again and we just booked our accomadation on koh phangan this morning. We are both sitting in bed with a laptop each googling stuff. I reckon i could do this all day.... read more

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