70 Days 2 Continents 7 Countries
26,883 Miles by plane 777 Miles by bus/coach (we avoided overnighters) 693 Miles by train (average 1 cockroach per 48 miles) 183 Miles by car 192 Miles by ferry 100 Miles by sailboat 0.5 Miles by motorbike (before we crashed in Hoi An) 28,828 Miles in total (1.16 times [...]
There was one good reason not to go to Sydney, we’ve been twice before in the last three years. Fortunately for us, however, there are many good reasons to keep going back – it’s on a very exclusive list of cities that I would love to move to one day, the only other that springs [...]
It was a tough call after Airlie Beach, do we rush around and have a few nights exploring Fraser Island or do we go to Byron Bay? We first visited Byron in November 2007 and vowed to return and with the little time we have here in Australia we thought that a few nights rushing [...]
9 October – 12 October
We checked out of the hostel on day three and made our way to the Able Point Marina where we found our new home for the next three nights, a 30 metre sailing racer called Spank Me. Most people who come to the Whitsundays take some sort of a trip [...]
7 October – 9 October
Australia: after two months in Southeast Asia we’re back down under. It was only a few weeks ago we said to each other we wished we hadn’t booked flights all the way to Australia as we were having too much fun where we were, the smart money was [...]
With Ashes fever taking over the World I think back to 28 December 2006 and our day at the MCG in Melbourne.
I had always wanted to go on an Ashes Tour and, in particular attend the 100,000 seater Melbourne Cricket Ground on Boxing Day ever since I first saw it on Boxing Day [...]
So many people say that half the fun in going away is in the planning. I’ve never agreed, sure it’s fun to flick through brochures and pick out your hotel for your two week break but if that’s only half the fun you have then maybe you should have picked a different holiday!
This time, [...]
I’ve been in the UK for all but two new year’s eves and at 1pm I turn on Sky News and watch the new year roll in over Sydney.
We were in Australia over Christmas and New Year 2006/2007 for a group holiday taking in a few cities and the Ashes tour. To stand on [...]
The Telstra Stadium in Sydney (The Olympic Stadium) is pretty good. Not dissimilar to the new stadia popping up in the UK every week but it’s big, brash and you can take your booze into the stands.
We started drinking at about 2pm at Lowenbrau (the place we went to last year with the [...]
Our last day in Newcastle was much better, the sun came out and we weren’t going to waste it so after I managed to drag Pezza out of bed we hit the pool, it was still a bit too windy to lie on the beach. After a few hours of nothingness it was time to [...]