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 [ buying viagra | tadalafil cialis no prescription | citrate […]

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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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Planes, trains or automobiles

Feb 03, 2011 No Comments

Melbourne to Perth. It’s a long damn way to go. I debated extensively on how to go about it. First I was set on a tour that would take 10 days across the Nullabor Desert. It’s massive a 1100 kilometer stretch of land between South Australia and Western Australia. I thought it could be kinda […]

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Good beer? Just get naked!

Jan 29, 2011 1 Comment

Fitzroy is an amazing suburb right outside of downtown Melbourne. It’s laid back and artsy, no more apparent than with this bar: Naked for Satan. Check out their website for full info on how the name came to be. http://www.nakedforsatan.com.au/ It’s an awesome bar with a fabulous interior. All you want to do is sit […]

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Rule Britannia!

Jan 29, 2011 1 Comment

Australia Day is celebrated on January 26th and commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove in 1788 and the resulting British sovereignty over Australia. It’s also known as Survival Day by the aboriginal people. It’s basically  Thanksgiving Day for Australians. But it’s a lot of fun! And I made sure I was […]

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The never ending Aussie Open

Jan 29, 2011 No Comments

Melbourne is the home of the Australian Tennis Open. It’s a huge freakin deal here, like tennis everywhere. EVERYWHERE! So you better learn to love tennis while you’re here during the open. I have to admit it’s been several years since I’ve watched a tennis match. And when I sat down to watch my first […]

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IT’S SO FLUFFY!

Jan 29, 2011 2 Comments

Kangaroos are adorable. Seriously adorable. I always knew they were cute but up close? Forget about it! I joined up with this tour that was going to the Moonlit Conservatory Park as well as a penguin walk. Now the Conservatory is not exactly wild animals but it is close. And more aptly they advertise that […]

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