Blogs from Footscray, Victoria, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Footscray January 13th 2015

Well we are on the count down again, 6 days til we fly. Starting to get a little bit excited!! Arrive LA 20/1/2015 - then doing an 11 day road trip from LA to Fort Lauderdale via Route 10 - staying Phoenix, El Paso, San Antonio, Houston, overnight with our gorgeous friends Blake and Suzy in Lafayette, Pascagoula, Perry, Osprey, Miama and Fort Lauderdale. Then embark on a 49 day cruise on the Ruby Princess around South America ending in LA on 22nd March visiting Antigua and Barbuda, St Lucia, Barbados, Granada, Trinidad, Salvador Brazil, Santos Brazil, Rio De Janeiro for 2 days catching the last day of Carnival, Buenos Aires Argentina, Montevideo Uruguay, Stanley Falkland Islands, Cape Horn, Ushuaia Argentina, Punta Arenas Chile, Valparaiso Chile, La Serena Chile, Pisco Peru, Lima Peru, Puntarenas Costa Rica, ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Footscray March 11th 2014

On reaching Advent, the roasting hot month before Christmas in Australia, I felt the need to not be in a hostel for the holiday season, to somehow soften the blow of not being home. Failing in all my attempts at finding paid employment in the city, I jumped at an ad on gumtree of an almost wwoof-like opportunity: free bed and board in return for helping a lady redecorate her house as a surprise for her husband, how festive. There was me and two other British girls, who were a welcome breath of fresh air after the stagnating backpackers of my last hostel. It turned out to be pretty fun – we painted everything: the shed, the kitchen, furniture, our clothes, and made a decent job of it too, as in the heat of Oz, there’s ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Footscray March 31st 2012

Preparing for our big trip to the US, Cuba and South America. Just found out two days ago that we have to have yellow fever vaccination and that is compulsory to enter Cuba so have had to organise that. We head off on the 7th April, Easter Saturday, Melbourne - Sydney- Dallas Fort Worth - Lafayette for two weeks then head down to San Juan on the 19th April to join cruise around Carribean for one week. We then leave our American friends and fly to Cuba for a 10 day tour, then to Lima for 4 nights there before joining tour of Peru ending in Le Paz, then flying down to Santiago in Chile for 5 nights before heading back to Melbourne... read more
John and Gloria

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