Tasmania: Australian for Cold

I arrived in Hobart last night and was taken aback at how cold it was. The temperature was in low 50sF (12C). Thank goodness I have a stocking hat and some long sleeved. The room I have looked like a 1950s motel room with only an electric space heater to keep it warm. The heater …

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Off to Tas!

I’m off to Tasmania today for four days. I’ll be pretty busy while I”m there so I can’t promise many updates. I’m going to cram in as much as I can while I’m there. Once I get back I’ll try to fly to Lord Howe Island for a few days, then head up to Brisbane. …

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Mungo National Park

My trip to Mungo was something I almost didn’t do. To explain why I need to back up a bit… One of the fundamental decisions you have to make (over and over) when you are on a trip like mine is “what do you see?” Australia is a big country and there’s lots of things …

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My Walk Up The Sydney Harbor Bridge

Yesterday I walked over the top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge. It was a unique experience, but I think what I found unique about it might be different than what other people find unique. The Sydney Harbor Bridge isn’t the biggest bridge in the world. It isn’t even the biggest arch bridge in the world. …

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Walking the Sydney Harbor Bridge

Easter here is a four day weekend. Easter Monday is a holiday, so today (Tuesday) is really the first day I’ve been in Sydney where most businesses have been open. I’ll be walking over the top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge this afternoon (sort of one of the things you just have to do when …

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Final Thoughts on East Timor

I was only in East Timor for a long weekend and in that time I was only in the capital of Dili. So anything I say should be taken with a grain of salt. I am by no means an expert on the country. However, it didn’t take a rocket scientist to see what the …

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The Great Ocean Road

What are the top drives you’ve taken? By that, I am referring to very scenic stretches of road where the journey is really the destination. On my current trip, I’ve only rented a car a few times, but in those few times, I’ve taken several spectacular road trips. The Hana Coast Road in Maui was …

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Spring Break!

One problem with traveling for so long is that you lose track of what day it is. There is really no distinction between weekdays and weekends for me anymore. Everything just runs into each other. Normally that isn’t a big deal, but it has really screwed me up this weekend. For starters, i had no …

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