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Botanical Garden, Melbourne

Botanical Garden, Melbourne

I’ve been pretty busy the last two days. I got my camera sensor cleaned today. I also picked out some bags I’m going to buy and replace all the bags I’m currently using. I’m getting moving all my camera gear to a smaller bag and getting a real backpack.

I finally got an appointment at the embassy on the 25th. I’ll go, but I’m not holding my breath.

All my photos from Borneo through East Timor are now processed and up on Flickr.

I’m now starting to do more serious planning for the invasion of the rest of the country. I think the first stop from Melbourne will be Tasmania. I just need to figure out if I should rent a car before or after Tasmania.

I know the updates have been pretty infrequent, but it should pay off in the long run.

I’m getting sort of antsy being in one spot for so long, but I can’t really move until I get my mail sent from the US and at least get the passport process started.

I’m really looking forward to driving. I haven’t really driven a car for any length of time since June. I had some short rentals in Japan and Fiji, but those were only for two days each. I’ll be doing at LOT of driving in Australia which really doesn’t bother me too much. I’ve always enjoyed road trips and having a car gives you much more freedom than you have if you are reliant on public transportation.

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  1. Linda says:

    Hey Gary,

    Good luck with the driving! I drove last month for the first time in almost two years, it was nerve-wracking but I got into it quite quickly – I’m sure you’ll do the same.

    I’d really recommend you buy a car if you are planning on driving a lot, rather than renting. Melbourne has quite strict rules about car age, so the cars are a bit more expensive than other cites, but it should be worth it.

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