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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne March 11th 2017

Let start of where I ended last. 15 Hours I slept. As i Mentioned in my previous blog I was unable to get rid of much clothes so I woke up amazingly sweaty and as a result of that quite smelly ;P When I packed my bag I decided against bringing a towel thinking it was just extra weight that I could buy here. Me and my sleepy head got out of bed and pretty much went straight towards the shower without thinking had a shower. Once I was done I went to grab my towel... Oh yea I forgot that, Using my dirty shirt I dried myself off and went downstairs to the lounge. Had about 5 cups of tea as I was major dehydrated and started feeling dizzy, I was sure this was because ... read more
Soldier being carried statue.
Text about the statue
The Shrine of Remembrance.

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne March 10th 2017

Finally over the semi jet lag and back from quite a great trip i've found the time to write my first blog post. This first blog post will consist of a couple of days and i'll try my best to make it as clear as I can, but to be completely honest i'm even unsure myself ; ) Also I'd like to note that I have no idea how often i'll be able to post on here but i'll do my best to do it as much as possible. (Mainly for myself so I can read it when I get back home : )) I'm going to start with myself still back in the Netherlands. Most of the weeks before hand I could sleep fine, not feeling to nervous I'm pretty sure the idea of me ... read more
The inside of the KLM Plane
Selfie in the KLM Plane
Some Islands above Indonesia

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne March 10th 2017

We are now at the airport about to board the plane to Perth from where we'll go to Singapore then on to Paris. My brother and I are very excited and are watching All the planes take off.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne March 10th 2017

Seen a few take-offs while waiting... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne March 8th 2017

we will now be leaving for two days. I am really excited and have a lot planned and am also trying to learn french... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Chirnside Park March 8th 2017

This blog is 30 years in the making, I have turned 60, and it was exactly half my life ago that I assembled a travelling party of four to cycle to Alice springs, this is my story. The group consisted of my very good friend Colin Harvey who I had met on a previous ride at a chance meeting in Armidale NSW, Bruno who worked as a bike mechanic at Bill Mannings Cycle shop in Lilydale, Kirk Hurran a good friend and of course yours truly Daryl James Thompson, a veteran of many rides over the last few years. We had trained hard and conducted a lot of research for this journey as to where we were going, in particular the gruelling Oodnadatta Track in Northern S.A. Saturday morning had arrived, it was the first day ... read more
First camp, in the you Yangs

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne February 26th 2017

Back in Melbourne for a couple of days before heading to Noosa Heads. Melbourne, as with Sydney, is a very cosmopolitan city, although somewhat different. Keeping in mind we only spent 2 days there, however, it seemed more interesting. Public transportation included cable cars and it appeared to be less congested with traffic etc. Our neighbour in Niagara on the Lake, David Smith, gave us a couple of books on Australian architecture, which increased, at least a little, our understandings on building design etc. As a result, we took more notice of the vast array of unique buildings in Melbourne which set the city apart from others. Of course, Melbourne grew rapidly in the late 1800's as a result of the gold rush and immigrants arrived from all over the world in search of their fortune. ... read more
Train Station Melbourne
"White Night"
"White Night"

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne February 18th 2017

Debra and Linda flew to Sydney for a few days of touring while Roger and I hung around Noosa Heads to play some golf and tried our luck at fishing. The fish weren't biting that well but we did manage to catch 4 or 5, of which one Perch was big enough to keep (Although it was a very light lunch). We flew out on Wednesday to Melbourne and met the ladies for a few days on the Great Ocean Road. Linda and I attended a performance of "Great Opera Hits" in the Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House which we both thoroughly enjoyed. It was a collection of songs from different operas performed by four different singers prefaced by a small summary of each story provided buy the host. Of course the venue ... read more
Along the Ocean Road
Tree Stump Carving
Mariner's Lookout

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne February 18th 2017

Geo: -37.8143, 144.963Our flight back to Australia was via Melbourne, otherwise we wouldn't be home until the 20th, due to Chinese New Year celebrations and all flights on Singapore Airlines being booked out. This part of our trip, I felt sick, the Delhi Belly was starting to affect me. I was feeling cold, very tired and needing to visit the toilet very often! I was planning to finish writing the Travelpod and then get some sleep but my body had other plans!! We got up to cruising height, and the food and drinks trolley came out, just the smell of the coffee made me feel sick. I took the food tray, and a red wine, but only had the water and cheese and crackers.. and the red wine!! Well I got my exercise getting up and ... read more
Inside Virgin Lounge
Virgin Lounge Melbourne
Struggling to smile, so tired!

Oceania » Australia » Victoria February 17th 2017

Geo: -37.6683, 144.851... read more




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