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Feb 24, 2014 - Byron Bay Trip

My Byron Bay trip started out a little bumpy. Literally. Apparently the cross winds at the Gold Coast airport are very strong which made the last 5 minutes of the plane ride feel like a see-saw. I may or may not have grabbed the arm of the lady next to me. Besides the scary landing, the weather when I landed was awesome. As soon as we put our stuff away at the hostel, we took a walking tour of Byron and went to the light house and most easternly point of Australia. The views along the walk were some of the best views I have ever seen,...

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Feb 28, 2013 - Byron Bay

Another favourite spot for us; a cool and hippy seaside town. First day was spent catching the rays on the beach which I definitely did as my back after two hours in the sun was burnt red raw! The second day there we had a hilarious day out to a tiny town called Nimbin, an hours drive away. This place started up as a hippy festival in the 1960s that has yet to finish- tie dye galore and hippies smoking a bit more than just tabacco, a very weird but funny experience.

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Feb 18, 2013 - Byron Bay

Clint had some extra watermelon left over from his breakfast, so he decided to feed the turkey like bird outside our room. Pretty soon we had 5 of them and 2 lizards fighting over the food! One of the lizards and turkeys were going at it pretty good.. It got fairly intense at one point! It was a cloud covered morning, but still quite warm, so we made our way to the beach again! We hung out here for the morning. Clint tried boogie boarding again, but the current was quite strong and the wind picked up, so we headed on our way to the Gold...

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Engagement honeymoon

Feb 17, 2013 - Byron Bay

Holy, this one took a while. We've been slacking on these. Today was the day that Kara found a big market, that was a 'dont miss' type of market. It was even in our lonely planet book so we decided to venture out to Nimbin to take it in. We drove for just over an hour and arrived at this old hippie town. And I mean hippie like I've never seen. We arrived in Nimbin around 10 a.m. and it was basically a ghost town, a few people out having coffee and a few window shopping all the drug paraphernalia. I told Kara that it was so empty because...

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Engagement honeymoon

Feb 3, 2013 - Byron Bay - Awesome Hippy Land!!

We were really excited to be in Byron Bay. When we arrived, we followed the instructions to the hostel that the reception had given us, except somehow once again we got very lost. Luckily we bumped into two girls we knew from Fraser Island and they took us to our hostel ‘Nomads’. It was a really lovely hostel more like a hotel with balconies, clean and very modern. When we checked in it was around 10pm so we just decided to stay in and Skype Mum and Dad and our cousin Kat, whose bump is now huge, really amazing she is 34 weeks now! We woke...

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Nov 20, 2012 - Byron Bay Australia

Decided to come back up to Byron and catch up with my old housemates, get some nice hot weather, warm water and pumping surf. There's something about Byron that just makes it so easy to have a great time and be relaxed. It doesn't hurt either that they get some of the worlds best waves.

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Nov 15, 2012 - Byron Bay

We arrived at Byron Bay on the 11th November at 11am after a very long 12 hour, uncomfortable overnight bus journey. We were very excited about Byron Bay because we had heard lots of great reviews. We walked to our next hostel which was quite difficult to find! And our back packs were very heavy, not to mention that it was very hot! Eventually we found it, but we couldn't check in until 1pm. So we hung around. We were pleasantly surprised as it was right opposite a gorgeous beach.

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Monty's Travels

Nov 5, 2012 - Byron Bay NSW

Byron Bay: 5 - 8 November 2012 Byron Bay is renown for it's great beaches, new age/hippie atmosphere, great shopping and trendy cafe's AND it didn't disappoint. We stayed at the First Sun Holiday Park which was in the perfect location just metres from the main beach and town centre. To make our time even more enjoyable at Byron we camped with some friends we met at Noosa and also went to "Wet & Wild" Theme park - Sue, Rowan, Matt & Ali. We all had a fantastic time body surfing, flying kites and taking long walks along the beach. It was a...

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Nov 3, 2012 - Alltag in Brisbane

02.11.12 Level-up test. Bin in meiner Sprachschule in upper intermediate eingestuft und normalerweise bleibt man 6 Wochen in einem Level. Ein Level up test ermöglicht frühers Wechseln bzw zeigt den aktuellen Stand. Diesen Test kann man alle 3 Wochen mitmachen. Man braucht mind 70% der Gesamtpunktzahl für einen upgrade. Ich habe 67% erreicht. Erst wollte ich gar nicht höher und nur mal schauen, wo ich stehe, jetzt habe ich aber Blut geleckt, bzw. die anderen die es geschafft haben sind ne tolle Truppe. Wir wären nur 5-6 Leute auf einem...

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Oct 27, 2012 - Back to school

22.10.12: Juhu erster Schultag!! Wo ist meine Schultüte? Zu Beginn musste ich einen Sprachtest für die Eingruppierung ins richtige Level absolvieren. Ging ne gute Stunde mit kurzem Interview und schriftlichen Teil (Grammatik und Vokabeln. musste Lückentexte ausfüllen, die immer schwieriger wurden). Ich bin upper intermediate/advanced. Nach dem Test gab es viel allgemeinen Input zur Schule, den einzelnen Visen usw. Nachmittags hatte ich meinen ersten richtigen Unterricht. Der Unterricht ist so aufgebaut, dass 6 Wochen lang ein Level...

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Oct 21, 2012 - Byron Bay

Carol, meine Mitbewohnerin, 2 Freunde von ihr und ich sind heute Richtung Süden 2 Stunden zum berühmten Hippie-Strand Byron Bay gefahren. Fanononom hat mich morgens um 6.30 Uhr abgeholt. Carol war über Nacht bei einer Freundin in der Stadt. Meine Gastfamilie wohnt leider 40 min zu Fuss auserhalb von der City, so dass man nachts einen Bus braucht. (die fahren nicht so oft und ich weiss auch noch nicht wo die wann abfahren). Praktisch, wenn man jmd in der Stadt zum übernachten kennt. Wir sind erst zum Leuchtturm und von dort ein bisschen...

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Sep 21, 2012 - Landsborough to Byron Bay

Another early wake up upon us, with time to spare before heading to Brisbane for a planned lunch date, we headed up that nice steep hill, 2nd gear all the way at 25km/h in an 80 zone, lets say our fellow road users behind us werent impressed but Ben being a good samaritan as he is, pulled to the side and let the ongoing traffic flow...eventually we got up the hill. We made our way to Montville - a quirky but quaint little town. All the shops are set in an era which has a real charm about it. We then turned around to drop into Maleny Swiss...

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