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Dec 13, 2006 - Melbourne - land of fires, wind and where did the heat go???

So after an epic journey I landed in Melbourne and met Tracy. I'm absolutely knackered. We get back to hers via a quick stop over to meet Brian and have a cup of tea where he was doing a job. Then my dazed and confused foggy brain and body managed to carry me through the day. Brian had a good old persuasive discussion with me over going and getting my leg checked out. Off to the hospital I went. Just landed myself with a nice long prescription for some more antibiotics. Fun fun. We had a lazy day catching up the next day and then we headed...

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ORR TRAVELS 2006

Nov 27, 2006 - The Last Entry

So, obviously its been ages since my last entry. I am currently living in Melbourne, Australia experiencing living in Oz. The last time I updated my life, I was trying to get a job on a dive boat. For many different reasons, that didn't work out and my eagerness to continue down the coast overcame my patience to stay in Airlie Beach until something came up. I also met these two guys in my hostel, Mike and Ian from Melbourne. We spent 4 days hanging out and they were selling Melbourne as a great place to live. My curiosity of this...

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Nov 10, 2006 - Road trip with Trev - day 2

Great sleep. Got up about 8.30 and had a shower - nice facilities. Breakfast was our own invention - sausages cooked in beer! It was absolutely boiling by about 10am. Anyway, we packed up and jumped into the car and set off. First stop was a lava cave which was nice and cool and had some birds nesting near the entrance. Then we walked around some of Lake Surprise, then drove into a crater and had a look at that. After this we went on to the Grampians - a big mountain range - which is really nice. Unfortunately the "Wonderland" area was...

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Nov 8, 2006 - Alice Springs to Melbourne

Got the 10am shuttle bus into Alice Springs for a wander around. Very odd seeing your name on everything! First stop was the Royal Flying Doctor Service which was very interesting - we saw a short film, visited the communications room, then wandered around the little museum where they'd even set up a pretend cabin so that you could see how all the equipment fits into the aeroplanes. Then we went across the road to the reptile centre which was ok. They had a 3m crocodile called Terry who'd been captured in Sydney Harbour! They also had lots...

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Nov 2, 2006 - Melbourne

We arrived into Melbourne in torrential rain, the temperature difference between here and Sydney is very noticeable. We stayed with Shane, Adele and the kids Niamh and Mitchell in Melbourne, (Shane and I grew up next door to each other in Ballinacourty). It was great to catch up with them all again and to havea local to show us around. The other very fortuitous thing was our timing, arriving in Melbourne just in time for the races! We spent a day at Werribee zoo with all the guys on Friday and had a picnic there with Mitchells kindergarten...

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Linda and Donal 2006

Oct 30, 2006 - Melbourne

We roll into Melbourne, right on time and having found some accomodation a few nights prior headed for the hotel, road weary and barely able to deal with a big city. But it was easy enough to negotiate and we found the right tram and got on going the right direction (nevermind it was at the end of the line and we could only go one direction). Stopping almost directly in front of our place was planned, I would like to think. A shower, a great meal, a good nights rest and a load of laundry and we were ready to go. So we make a few phone calls...

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Oct 25, 2006 - Melbourne

Touched down in Melbourne to find my head cleared, the sun shining and that it was warm! Caught the bus in to town with Dean, then the tram to Port Melbourne for him to frop his stuff off at his house, then walked to St Kilda, where my hostel is. It turns out that St Kilda is quite a walk from Port Melbourne, especially when you aren't used to the heat and are carrying about 25kg of gear! The path was all along the beach, passing all the fitness mad people jogging, rollerblading or cycling their evening away (strange people!) just as the...

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Geraint's World Trip

Oct 25, 2006 - What a amazing place is Australia

Hello I Left Hong Kong, in the early morning, i was on a full bus and everyone except me (yes thats right me)was asleep. I was full of excitment, and the flight to Australia was fine but i had to go through Customs which was a pain the ass. Then saw Sophie and she says g'day and sends her regrads, we then talked about loads of things and we stopped off at a mini market and got some drinks. They do JD and coke in a can, OMG it was cool and they are nicer than the glass back home. We got to the house and I was shown round it was dead nice and...

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Kev's Aussie Trip

Oct 8, 2006 - Sydney to Melbourne

Our train journey down from Sydney to Melbourne was eventful if long. We arrived at the station the required 30mins before leaving to check the luggage in, it only just made the weight limit. We were then told that the next train in on platform 1 was the Melbourne train. We went and got some hot chocolate and sat in the station close by. A station announcement came over the tannoy about not leaving bags unattended. There was a bag not far from where we sat which looked as if it had been left. Being true Scots and not wanting to waste our...

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Oct 6, 2006 - Melbourne

I have been talking to my cousin, Vindaya for a while now over email as we are close to the same age. Eventhough we've been corresponding through email, I have never actually met her or the rest of her family for that matter. Therefore, from the start I should've been on my best behavior. However, working on absolutely no sleep and feeling like complete shit, I landed in Melbourne around 8:45 am. My mom and dad would've been proud. They were nice enough to pick me up from the airport which is a luxury for me as I've been doing everything...

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Oct 5, 2006 - Australia - Melbourne

After a relaxing morning it was time to leave Queenstown and head to Auckland then Australia, it came as no surprise to hear as we checked in that our flight had been delayed as we had sub consciously been looking at the Qantas flight while in Queenstown, however we were assured that our connection would be ok. Its still seems strange to have an airport with so many mountains around, and we could see our plane making its way down and a last turn to final leg just a few 100 ft up ! A swift turn round of the plane and finally we were off,...

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Sep 28, 2006 - Australia!! (Melbourne and surrounds)

I'm now in Australia and it's spring time but not really very warm here in Melbourne, more like the middle of winter! No more tropical heatwaves, just bitterly cold wind and lots of it! Luckily I had sent on some of my warmer clothes in advance to Lise & Dave (who I met in Africa) so that when I arrived with them I was able to start wearing my fleece and jacket. Believe it or not I also made good use of my hat, scarf and gloves!! Mandy (who I met on the turtle project) went to Sydney and she has been texting me saying it's 30 degrees and...

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