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Oct 13, 2005 - Bribane ballistic

I actually started to get a bit frustrated after getting back from Sydney with the funds low and not hearing a twitter from the recruitment agencies not to mention finding I can't use my lorry licence in Queensland. The girls now living in a slightly furnished house in Auchenflower all had terrible jobs hawking toys to people in the streets on a commission only wage, so my days were spent dossing about Brisbane drinking mango smoothies on my lonesome. Then out the blue my old kiwi workmates from the Boadicea phoned to say they had a job in...

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JIMS ON HIS JOLLIES

Jun 21, 2005 - Brisbane

Sat 4th June: We arrived in Brisbane at about 4.30pm and after a lovely shower Jenny and I went downstairs to the English pub to wait for Jules and Ducky to arrive! :o) It was brilliant to see them and have a good catch up! We all had a delicious dinner while we chatted and waited for Chris to arrive. When Chris arrived we chatted for a while in the room and then went down to join the others in the bar. Ducky got a bit tipsy on the beers and we all had a pretty early night! Sun 5th: After a nice lie in and sorting out our washing, Jenny,...

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May 10, 2005 - One island, three countries, endless options....

Day: Negative 9 As the final preparations are upon completion the official countdown has now begun to what may be one of the biggest opportunities I will ever be graced with... Its goodbye to Queensland; "Beautiful one day perfect the next" and hello to England; "Shitty one day shittier the next" "Britain, Britain, Britain, land of technological achievement.We've had running water for over 10 years, an underground tunnel that links us to Peru and we invented the cat. But none of these inventions would have been possible if it had not been...

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Apr 4, 2005 - Christchurch area

After we returned to Christchurch, our starting point, we stayed one night and I took the girls to the airport early in the morning. Let me tell you, by the way, if you ever go to Christchurch NZ, you need to stay at the Addington City Motels and rent a car from Scottie's rent-a-car. I'm very serious, both were great. These are some pictures I took when I was on my own and had the car all to myself. That night, by the way, I slept in my car and then at the airport. It saved me at least $30 lodging, and I didn't have to worry about missing...

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Mar 17, 2005 - Brisbane

We arrived in Brisbane at about midnight and seeing as it was st patricks day, the streets were still very busy. Unfortunately the travel had taken too much out of us and we retired to bed. We awoke the next morning to the sound of rain, slightly annoying as we're in the city that calls itself 'the city of sunshine days', or something similar...mind you, it also calls itself 'river city'. I think we all know there's only one River City, and as hard as we tried, we couldn't find tracksuit Bob or Roisin stoating about. The rain skuppered our...

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Mar 14, 2005 - Brisbane

Ry had spent time in Brisbane when he visited Aaron there a few years ago, but found it even more appealing this time around. It is a really nice sized city that is very clean and organized. We stayed near the city center and were able to walk everywhere quite comfortably. We spent both of our evenings at Kangaroo Point, a very nicely done park with rock climbing. There were free barbecues there that we took full advantage of both evenings and Ry got in some good bouldering. We checked out the Queensland museum and an art gallery as well....

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Mar 13, 2005 - Day 7 & 8

Most of day 7 was taken up with another long flight from Singapore to Brisbane. As we didn't get to our hotel until 8.40pm we decided to have an early night. Not quite! We lost our e-ticket for the onward flight to Sydney!!!! Fortunately we had copies. Panic over. Brisbane is the briefest of our stop-overs and we had to make the most of our time here (a whole morning). Yet another early start - nothing new by now - and a large cooked breafast cooked and served by an elderly lady, probably of Greek origins, who could well have stepped...

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Mar 10, 2005 - Brisbane II (og videre reiseplaner)

Vi er nå tilbake i Brisbane igjen. I morgen, lørdag 12.03 går flyet til Cairns. Har planer om å være der i 9 dager og vi har allerede booket rom på en Lodge som ser riktig lovende ut. I tillegg skal vi tilbringe 2 netter / 3 dager på en liveaboard dykkerbåt. Den går fra Cairns på tirsdag og setter kursen ut mot the Great Barrier Reef hvor vi skal dykke. Dagen i dag skal benyttes til å bli litt bedre kjent med Brisbane og forberede resten av reisen. Vi har endelig greid å planlegge når og hvordan vi skal avslutte denne fantastiske...

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Feb 27, 2005 - hverdagen i Brisbane

Tor Åge har første skikkelige skoledag i dag..litt spent på hva han har i vente... Hanna er i gang med oppgave som skal inn 25 april. Så nå kommer det til å bli mye studier fremover. Har hatt en intens uke med mye organisering og innkjøp. Leiligheten begynner å ligne mer på et hjem nå, og det føles godt. Det har vært varmt og slitsomt å traske rundt i Brisbane etter billige møbler. Har vært innom div garasjesalg, som viste seg å være en heller latterlig affære: bare masse skrot: litt irriterende når du har gått i nærmere en time i varmen...

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Jan 17, 2005 - Coochiemudlo Island

My few days on Coochie have been very relaxing, spent at the beach, lazing around the house, dining at the very exclusive beachside Matthew Flinders Cafe and hanging out with the family; Uncle Russell, Aunty Karen, Dale, Darrin & The Loz. The highlight (apart from turning 25 of course) would have to be the boat ride to Raby Bay in the mighty Mustang. It was great to have Ali over for my birthday, a heartfelt thanks must go out to Scott's family for letting her out on overnight release for the occasion!

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Dec 23, 2004 - Karen and James arrive in OZ!

Having bidded a fond farewell to NZ we rocked up in not quite as sunny Brisbane as we were hoping for but figured that 21 degrees was a lot better than we'd been used to. We checked into Cloud 9 Backpackers, Brisbanes latest 5* backpackers accomodation, hmmmm well it might be 5* when it's finished, still nice folk who worked there. We headed downtown and were freaked out by the huge numbers of people on Queen St Mall having not been anywhere remotely busy for months. So took solitude in a few beers and a trip to see Oceans 12. Next day...

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Dec 23, 2004 - Brisbane

Kevin: Another day up at the crack of dawn, this time 5:30am to catch the 7am bus. The ride was an express to Brisbane, so it only took just under 5 hours (the 6:40am bus, by way of contrast, didn't arrive in Brisbane until 3pm). Our hostel was a little disappointing at first blush, because it is not as near the action as we were led to believe by our book and their website, but since we already paid for the next 4 nights, I think we will learn to like it. Besides, we could use the exercise, since we're still not farming! We wandered into...

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