Auckland. 12th March, 2017. Two seasoned travellers stand on the side of a road. They shake off the salt and pepper, questioning why it had been dropped on them in the first place. Now they’re just travellers. Except, they aren’t. This is their last stop… … More 48. Back for Good
… Unfortunately, short and amiable taxi rides make for very little blog content. Apologies. Who can forget the Melbourne fiasco of December 16? Clearly, all of us, quite easily… … More 47. Why Does It Always Rain On Me?
Our next stop brought us to Noosa, which my Auntie Julie (who is actually my godmother, but when you’re from the north lots of people are your auntie) had described as Alderley-Edge-on-Sea. For those of you who do not know Alderley Edge, it’s where David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo lived while in Manchester, and is … More 35. Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
7.30am is never a good time to be dragging a suitcase through a crowd of people to a luggage storage to be told you can’t check in for 5 hours having spent the night on a crowded and cramped bus. Nevertheless, that’s exactly what we did as we arrived at our hostel in Rainbow Beach. … More 34. All Night
We arrived into Airlie Beach feeling just a little worse for wear having had two nights of cheap, oh so cheap, probably too cheap alcohol. As it turned out Kathryn and Megan, who you may remember from the Moppisode (I just made that name up but I think I might stick with it), were in … More 33. Somewhere Beyond The Sea
Our next destination was the intriguingly named Magnetic Island. It turned out that it was named so due to Captain Cook’s compass going faulty as he went past, which he attributed to the rocks on the island. There’s nothing actually Magnetic about it, which made my decision to leave all my metal based possessions on … More 32. Drive-In Saturday
Departing Sydney, we were back in the beloved wings of Virgin Australia after our foolish jaunt with Jetstar that ended in tears. We promised never to do such a thing again, and Virgin repaid us by getting us to Cairns on time and alive, which is all you can ask for really. They also snuck … More 31. Music When The Lights Go Out
Last time I left you there were explosives going off left right and centre and we were all a little bit lacking in mental faculties due to wine and beer related reasons. New Years Eve sounds weirder when you describe it like that. Anyway, needless to say, my beginning to 2017 involves lots of Happy … More 30. Oops, I Did It Again
I’ll tell you one thing, Christmas songs were absolutely not invented for Australia. I’ve been walking around supermarkets listening to Dean Martin croon ‘Oh the weather outside is frightful’ when it’s 26 degrees without a cloud in the sky. I’ve heard ‘Walking in a Winter Wonderland’ and talk of snow glistening in the lane as … More 29. Do They Know It’s Christmas?
When we booked flights around Australia, they were all with Virgin Australia and as a result our flying process had been smooth so far. Turning up at Melbourne for a Jetstar flight, we were slightly more apprehensive. To put this into a British context, Jetstar is the equivalent of the worst bits of Ryanair (bad … More 28. Who Are You