Archive for February, 2011

Those Crazy Balienese

Feb 28, 2011 1 Comment

Ubud is supposed to be the cultural center for all of Bali and I can tell you it lives up to the hype. Everywhere you go there are flowers put out for offerings or festivals or dancing. Like this parade I happened upon yesterday. Now I’ll say that my powers of observation may be slightly […]

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How to learn to love mornings

Feb 28, 2011 2 Comments

I don’t by the way. There’s nothing good going on at that god-forsaken time of day. You could be doing a multitude of other things, like sleeping. Just saying. However here in the Bali I’ve learned to love them. Well probably just tolerate but that makes for a bad title. This is how that miracle […]

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I love my backpack

Feb 28, 2011 1 Comment

Anyone who was involved in the packing process at home (mainly Em. HI EM!) knows that I spent countless hours trying to get my stuff into as little bag as possible. I’ve endured amazing amounts of grief from my fellow hostels travelers on how small by bag is, and how do I have enough room […]

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Why am I not a pilot?!

Feb 28, 2011 No Comments

My trip to Bali went something like this: 5pm flight from Townsville to Brisbane – 3 hours 2 hour layover in Brisbane where I grab some dinner and spend the last of my OZ money 10pm flight to Darwin – 3 hours Arrived in Darwin at 12:30am. Check in for next flight is between 1:30-2:30am. […]

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I’M ON A BOAT!

Feb 20, 2011 1 Comment

The Sea Esta, our lovely little slice of home. Except it’s a boat. And it’s in the middle of the ocean. And it has a cook. Yay cook! This was my bunk space, all my crap is all over the bottom bunk. My roomie, Bridie from Townsville, took the top. Good thing we got along […]

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You wants to SCUBA?

Feb 20, 2011 10 Comments

My last big hurrah in Australia, the ever fabulous scuba dive. Having never learned, since uh duh I live in Denver, I decided to learn while in OZ. What better place than the most famous reef in the world? It was touch and go for awhile what with Category 5 Cyclone Yasi (yes it’s the […]

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This is unacceptable

Feb 20, 2011 3 Comments

Dear City of Townsville, I have a bone to pick with you. This… this… THING hanging in your street is completely unnecessary. Why oh why does it need to exist?? It’s not Halloween. I demand its immediate removal. That is all. Sincerely, A concerned citizen [ age of viagra users | viagra pill splitter | […]

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A whirlwind filled day

Feb 09, 2011 2 Comments

Wanting to get a glimpse of the expansive outback, I booked a day tour out from Perth to visit the neighboring Pinnacles. To my happy surprise there was tons more of fun stuff on the tour than just the desert. First stop: Wildlife Park This guy was my favorite, totally conked out. Here they let […]

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I stand corrected

Feb 09, 2011 2 Comments

Perth has a rockstar transit system and the trains are fabulous. I took one as far south as I got get, into a town called Mandurah. It’s mainly known for it’s Venetian Canals that run throughout the city.  Now I’ve been to Venice. It’s my favorite place on earth and I gotta say I was […]

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Well that’s a new one

Feb 03, 2011 2 Comments

On the advice of several people, I took a trip to the outskirts of Perth to a town called Fremantle. It’s a pretty sweet actually, nice and calm. With tons of good gelato. Mmmmmmmm tasty gelato (not gestapo mother). In all honesty it’s known for Cappacino Strip, a huge collection of cafes. But as I […]

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My new love/love relationship with my iPhone

Feb 03, 2011 2 Comments

I posted before I left that I couldn’t unlock my iPhone from stupid AT&T since I had upgraded to the 4.1 software. This was most vexing to me as I loved my iPhone and all it’s fabulousness. However I recently saw that they had managed to crack the new baseband and a solution was available […]

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