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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Sydney Airport June 1st 2006

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Oceania » Cook Islands » Rarotonga June 1st 2006

Welcome to one of the happy isles of Oceania, "Kia Orana" (hello & long happy life)... This is the third time we have been priviliged to visit Rarotonga set in the Southern Cooks, South Pacific. It's a long ways from anywhere thats for sure, 10.5hrs to LA another 10 to UK, but thats what makes it so special and relatively quiet and untouristy and unglam and thats why we like it so. Not kidding about the sea dogs either, the local mutts are all similar in that they are so friendly and they have this incredible addiction to swimming and catching fish - TRUE! We witnessed one day kayaking amongst the motus (islands) two young dogs, dog paddle a distance of half a mile from one island to the next just to meet up with the ... read more
Paradise in Rarotonga
Our apartment
Saturday Market

Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland June 1st 2006

Awesome time in Auckland had before and after the Bay of Islands trip. Two good nights out at the Globe bar and a tour round Auckland, including a trip to Cheltenham Beach!! Enjoy!! Team Handsome... read more
Lucky lucky Lady (ies) Take 3
Drunken Olympics
Man at C&A

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Broome June 1st 2006

This night Irene, Kip, Sabine and I first went to the outdoor cinema to watch “The World’s Fastest Indian”, and it was one of the best experiences. We all sat in these hammock type seats…so that when the person next to you moved you moved too. The movie was amazing, but then half way through suddenly you hear this big noise - look up just over the screen and there is a plane nearly on top of you!! The airport in Broome is literally in the town (like five minutes) so all the planes fly in really low over the town. However to see one shoot over the top of the cinema screen was really something else. We were in such a good mood coming out, then we had a few vodkas on the sly in ... read more
Irene getting her back fixed!
Irene and Karoline
All of us with Raymon!

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane June 1st 2006

The boys turn up in Brisbane- Very happy!!!! Not much to report really- just some photies of a night out as another ''night of hats'' for me!!! Also I met this guy whos from Hale (small world- although its the first one i've met from good old Cheshire!) sure some of you guys must know him???........................ read more
The Hat owner and his friend!
Me and Vix!
Me and Darren x

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane June 1st 2006

Russell - We woke up in Byron Bay on a mission. We were going to out of NSW today no questions. We had a nearly full tank of fuel which should get us to the Queensland border where we can take advantage of the Queensland governments generous fuel subsidy. Back on the Pacific Highway we were making good time though the fuel wasn’t quite as full as I remembered it. We should have enough fuel to get to the border but only just! Then the fuel light came on. Not knowing how much warning I was gong to get I decided to pick up fuel at the next stop no matter which state it was in. Eventually a fuel stop sign came up so we headed of the freeway. Now in the UK petrol stations advertised ... read more
Surfer's Paradise 2
Brisbane 1
Brisbane 2

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney June 1st 2006

After many months of preparation, its finally take off day on our big adventure. Rachel and I decided to pack it all in and head off overseas, mainly because a great opportunity came up for us to spend 12 months in Tanzania in East Africa working at the School of St Jude’s just outside Arusha city near the base of Mt Kilimanjaro. With this as the main destination we thought it only appropriate to have a decent holiday before hand and spend some time catching up with family and friends (we also didn't want to only do that in UK winter, so Europe summer here we come). First up it’s off to the UK to catch up with family and friends for a couple of weeks. Then its off to Europe for about 6 weeks for ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Darwin June 1st 2006

Weeks 10-12 (17th May - 1st June 2006) On May 17th we booked ourself into a rather tatty caravan park at Cable Beach. We built our house quite close to the camp kitchen - not our choice I assure you as the kitchen areas are usually full of loud tw*ts mouthing off and getting drunk on a sniff of cheap backpacker lager, refusing to go to bed until the early hours and generally keeping everyone else awake. We'd already paid for 3 nights as the truck needed servicing so we readied our earplugs for the nights to come.......that night in fact we were rudely awakened by a bunch of p*ssed up French guys (they're the worst in my opinion.....all that armpit hair can't be healthy) singing along to some 'Amelie' soundtrack throwback at the top of ... read more
Nuclear Sunset Poseurs
All our worldly goods
Devonian Reef

Day 11 (June 1) I slept in my camper at altitude and it was freezing, prob 25degrees or so. I'm practicing for Kilimanjaro. Anyway, I woke up and met the ride to the park entrance. The hike is 17km (~10miles) up between 2 volcanos. It's billed as the best one-day hike in the world, which I agree with. It took 7 hours but the views were amazing. I took at least 100 pics. I'm having a great time and sorry to know I'm down to 2 days left in NZ. I could easily spend 2 mos. I have a lot more to write about but am rushed so I will have to do it later. I also haven't had time to proofread this, as I pay for each minute I'm on here, so I'm sure there ... read more
mtn 2
trek 2

Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Taupo June 1st 2006

It was time to do what is what is possibly the cheapest skydive in the world for £50, I was to be taken up to 12,000 feet and jump out of a perfectly normal airplane. I can honestly say I was not that scared at the moment, After getting suited up and in the tandem harness I had a look at some people coming down and thought “that does not look too hard”. The plane taxied back to the hangar and we all got in sitting in front of our jump master who we would be connected to for hopefully the whole duration of the jump!. After pushing onto the runway we accelerated hard and being such a small plane it was a pretty quick take off and we were off and climbing and for the ... read more

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