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Oceania » Australia » Victoria July 20th 1990

Saturday 2nd June, 1990. After three days holed out at The Rucksack Rest, the cheapest guesthouse Sydney’s Kings Cross red light district could offer us, some sightseeing, eating budget burgers (no more cholesterol please) and mulling over our transport options we finally made a decision: we’d go for the car; he has to fly on the third - tomorrow - and will be desperate. We ambled down Victoria Street that is lined with backpackers selling their vehicles: cars, wagons, camper vans and even the odd motorbike. An old VW camper would be great, but they hold their prices really well and even an ancient one is beyond us at 3000 bucks. Spotting those who are desperate to sell is easy. They’ll inevitably be pacing, eager to catch your eye and will flash you a strained smile, ... read more
Kings Cross red light district
A 1976 Ford Falcon panel wagon. This one bearing a go-faster stripe but no roo-bars.
Batemans bay

Oceania » Fiji » Suva May 4th 1990

This entry was prompted by the forum on health by "Talesofawoolleymammoth" as well as by pictures of Fiji recently posted on Facebook by our friend Tom; plus I currently have time on my hands (Ali being back in Britain, looking after her convalescing mum, and it being a holiday weekend here in the States). And so, I've succumb to another self-indulgent retro-blog. Many apologies for using photos pinched from a previous blog ("Twenty two years ago today"), both for the repetition and lousy quality (even worse evidently for having been copied from one blog to another ; the relevant photos are currently inaccessible, but will be substituted as soon as possible). Friday 4th May 1990, Suva, Viti Levu. We arrived from Savusavu on Venua Levu back to the capital, Suva, at the ungodly hour of 6 ... read more
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Oceania » Fiji April 26th 1990

With indulgent time on our hands here in KL it occurred to me: where were we on this day during previous trips? Then checking some old diary folders I came across this… The photos are dismal (images scanned from photos taken on a 1970s child's Kodak). Wednesday 25th April 1990; Taveuni, Fiji. An early rise and caught the 9 a.m. bus to Prince Charles beach with David and Oscar. The small white-sand beach slopes down to a chunk of reef that is exposed at low-tide. Fabulous coral and a myriad of different fish made for great snorkelling interrupted only by sunbathing breaks when we tucked into David’s rum. Again there are no buses back and, with no taxis in evidence either, we decided to try hitching rather than face a nine mile walk. Luckily a truck ... read more
Rusi prepares the kava, veranda of Mataitoga family home
Pounding grog
Beach boys near Buca village, Venua Levu

Oceania » Australia January 1st 1990

I 1990 var Tina og jeg en tur til australien, hvor vi var rundt og hilse på vores venner og fik set det meste af det man skal se i Australien. Vi vil i den kommende tid gennemføre nogenlunde samme rejse sammen med vores børn. Jeg har lagt nogle billeder ind som en lille appetitvækker. Jeg håber i alle har lyst til at melde jer på og få besked når jeg skriver nye historier. Med dette løfte kommer jeg til at jage internet cafeer overalt i Australien.... read more
Koala
Geat Barrier Reef
Klippemaleri

Oceania » Vanuatu January 15th 1989

I don't know what it was about this place that I remember so vividly. When ever I think about previous holidays, Vanuatu always pops up in my mind..but it rained the whole time we were there and from memory, we played table tennis in the games room most of the time. The few days we did get sunshine, Kelly & I rode out on the water in one of those boats you paddle with your feet.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne January 15th 1989

Geo: -37.8143, 144.963... read more

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Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Christchurch January 16th 1988

Geo: -43.5316, 172.637... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne January 15th 1988

Geo: -37.8143, 144.963... read more




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