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Jul 16, 2006 - Melbourne

This will probably be a fairly short entry, I am writing while on the internet and I don't have much time left. The rest of our time in New Zealand was amazing. The South Island is a little more expensive, but so beautiful. In Kaikoura we didn't manage to go skiing. We drove up most of the way, then got stuck when we realized we didn't have snow chains and our little Corolla wasn't going to cut it up the rest of the mountain. We looked at the snow though, and the drive out and back was very scenic. We had to stop for some cattle crossing...

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Jul 13, 2006 - Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road

[Finally, we've found a computer that allows us to upload pictures! Yeah! So, we've gone back and put up pictures from the last few weeks. Take a look and let us know what you think!] Greetings again! Well, we're feeling much better now and back to our adventures after a couple of days of down time in the Outback... We flew into Melbourne on Wednesday, rented a car and drove into the city. Other than the fact that the roads are quite difficult to navigate (Hertz actually gives you a phone book size road atlas, which has come in incredibly...

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Jul 10, 2006 - Melbourne to London (via Hong Kong)

I'm off! I'm on the plane at the moment and it is extremely difficult to write properly; there is some turbulence. I will try and make this as understandable as possible. The departure was okay - everybody got sad!! It was so hard to act strong and happy!! I had to though. On my way through customs I got chosen to do a random explosives test. It was quite amusing. They just scanned me and my bag. They didn't find anything though; how surprising (Where did that bomb go that I'd packed?) I was very bored whilst waiting to board the plane....

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Jul 8, 2006 - FINALLY!!! - The Departure

Finally after numerous delays, hold ups and cancellations Joyce and I finally managed to get our bags packed and our backsides onto a plane headed somewhat in the direction of London. Well the plane was heading to London but we got off at Malaysia to have a bit of a look around. For those that haven't heard we almost didn't catch our plane TWICE!! and my Mum's blood pressure officially went off the chart. As our plane left at 3pm we were meant to get to the airport by 1pm but somehow (despite Mum's best efforts to have us there by 12.15pm)...

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Jul 8, 2006 - Brisbane, Melbourne

hi leute und habt ihr die traumhaft schoenen bilder schon angeschaut? die schoensten kommen ja erst nocht.. tonga und fiji fand ich noch schoener als tahiti.. inzwischen bin ich aber schon wieder in australien.. habe sogar eine woche bei ross (mein ex) mam gewohnt und bin jetzt noch ein paar stunden in melbourne wo ich seine verwandtschaft besucht habe.. hatte eine gute zeit miteinander und viel getrunken und gelacht... gestern bin ich dann noch mit jeanne bei einem freund von ihr uebernachtet und sind am abend noch gemuetlich in melbourne...

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Jul 5, 2006 - Finally

Well since the first to the third ive been chillin at Aunt Debra's house. On the third we left to Sydney at 11:00 pm. So we flew all the way nonstop on United and had a really late dinner slept and ate a really early breakfast. Well this is where it gets rocky... okay so we were about 45 minutes out of Sydney and there was to much fog for us to land so we took a pitstop in Brisbane and sat on the tarmack for 2 hrs. and just sat there. finally we left Brisbane and took an hour long flight to Sydney. Then in Sydney we then ran to the gate to...

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Jun 26, 2006 - Melbourne - Cold Weather and Strikes

B: We arrived off the train in the dark and the weather was properly cold for the first time on our trip. At the hostel, we upgraded from a dorm to our own private room. The hostel was very hip with funky colours, trendy toilets and a roof-top balcony with views over downtown Melbourne. That night we headed to the Metropolitan pub for a meal which turned out to be very good - it had won pub of the year in 2005. We found Melbourne quite lacking in must-see sights and must-do activities; it is more of a lifestyle city. I suggested we head out...

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Jun 26, 2006 - Melbourne

And so back to Oz, and the joys of jobhunting... 27/06/06 Been in Melbourne just over a week now, and remembering how depressing job hunting can be. If i had longer then it would probably be fine, but I'm fast running out of time since I want tospend a month travelling up the east coast before I go home. So that leaves me around 5 weeks to work in. Although if I don't find a job I can't afford to go anywhere anyway! So agencies have been joined and pestered and CVs have been handed out, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but also...

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Jun 24, 2006 - Melbourne

Hello everyone, well we made it here in one piece! We are now living in a nice wee suburb of Melbourne called St Kilda, it's very lively with a lot going on so we are happy with our choice. We moved into our flat a few weeks ago (I've posted some photos, happy now mum?!). It's a big flat, quite retro - not exactly the colours we would have picked but it's and ideal base for us for the time being. We are chuffed with the place and we were dying to have a house warming party but then we realised we had no-one to invite yet (awwww!). So if...

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Jun 11, 2006 - (I Come From) The Land Down Under

So we expected the transition from Delhi, India to Melbourne, Australia to be shocking, but wow! We spent three and a half weeks in the Land Down Under and never tired of the blue sky, the clean air, the wide and unbroken sidewalks, the easy access to brie cheese and organic vegetables. Our transition back into the First World began in the Singapore airport, where there was FREE internet access and a piece of mocha cheesecake cost as much as our hotel rooms in Cambodia. But man, that cheesecake was good! I have to admit that the ease of...

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Jun 5, 2006 - Carolyn and Murray are married!

Wow, it has been an eventful week! We've driven up the Great Ocena Road and seen the 12 apostles (great big rocks jutting out of the sea by a really picturesque coastline), been to Warrnambool, Geelong (Rob bought his didge there from the Narana cultural centre), Ballarat and of course, Queenscliff, the site of the wedding. Speaking of the wedding, while it isn't our story to tell, it was absolutely perfect. The guests were marvellous and we love Murray's family and we think they liked us too, the sun was out, everybody looked really,...

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Jun 2, 2006 - Melbourne International CCI*** 3 Day Event at The National Equestrian Centre in Werribee, near Melbourne.

The journey to Werribee from Adelaide took 9 and a half hours by wagon! We stopped for half an hour to get the horse's heads down but then completed the whole run. We also took Scott Keach and his horse ESB Irish Fiddle. He isn't Elite-listed but is a proper spooky thing and Scott wanted to give him time to settle in. After settling the horses for the night we got the wagon set-up for our ten-day stay. The first night was really cosy as Scott and Nicky's caravan was locked so they had to kip in with us. Fortunately the luton was massive so...

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