Monthly Archives: October 2011

Sydney, my new old friend

I first visited Sydney back in July for work, and I was immediately comfortable there. Got some must-dos out of the way then, like the Opera House tour and a ferry trip to Manly Island. Returning as a tourist (and … Continue reading

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Great Aussie friends on the Great Ocean Road

Back in Hiroshima, we met John from Melbourne. Little did we know the effect he would have on our trip. He reminded us of an important lesson for travelers: if you want to make friends on the road, you have … Continue reading

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Wonthaggi State Coal Mine

We were driving through the delightfully-named Wonthaggi and stumbled upon what turned out to be a hidden gem: the State Coal Mine. The mine operated from 1909 to 1968, and thanks to the work of volunteers, it is now open to the public. For … Continue reading

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Maxibon!

 

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Toilets: Australia Edition

Allow me to be your eyes and ears (but not nose) in the field, as we explore Australian toilets.

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Melbourne wins me over

I’m a sucker for a big, noisy, modern, multicultural city, and Melbourne’s got the goods. After a dusty week in a campervan, I was slightly pleased to cruise into the big city. Well, “slightly” may be an understatement… After missing … Continue reading

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Bonus Critters: Turtles

A quick clip of some turtles we spotted near Yungaburra, Australia. Look at ‘em go!  

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Karen’s Critters: Down Under

If this isn’t already clear, I (Karen) am a critter nut. Ken likes them too, yet I think he may like them more through my eyes. At least through my giddy laughter and girly hops when I spot the furry/winged/scaly … Continue reading

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Up close (very close) with a koala

We’re not big fans of zoos. You know: tiny cages housing animals who would rather be exploring in the wild. But we decided to give Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas, Australia a try. It’s a wildlife sanctuary, so they’ve taken in … Continue reading

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Casa de Campervan

Around Port Douglas, Australia, our wheels were also our home.

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