Monthly Archives: August 2007

Australia 2007 Pt VI – Tasmania, Port Arthur

I’m not usually a fan of tours but without a car in Tasmania its quite difficult to do without them. Consequently I went on an ‘Under Down Under’ day trip to Port Arthur which was very much my second choice but there … Continue reading

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Australia 2007 Pt V – Tasmania, Hobart

I was up early out of habit and had to wait around to take the 9.30am bus to Hobart where I checked in to Central City Backpackers which was surprisingly quite nice. I had to make some pretty quick decisions once at reception … Continue reading

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Australia 2007 Pt IV – Tasmania, Cradle Mountain

I know its Winter and out of season in Tasmania but I never expected to be the only one on the Gray Line day tour to Cradle Mountain. Thats what I was though as driver Dave and I made our way west … Continue reading

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Australia 2007 Pt III – Tasmania, Launceston

I got a good soaking at 5am on Sunday 12th August as I walked to the pick up point for my Airport bus. Typically, it stopped as soon as I got there! I checked into Launceston City Backpackers on arrival in Tasmania and … Continue reading

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Australia 2007 Pt II – Melbourne

During my working holiday year in Australia in 2001 I spent about a third of that time in Melbourne living in St Kilda so I was looking forward to taking a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Before that though I went … Continue reading

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Australia 2007 Pt I – Baby Eifion

I just returned from a short holiday to Oz to visit my sister Ruth and her recently born first child. After an hours delay I finally arrived in Melbourne via Sydney and its fair to say that I did suffer a bit … Continue reading

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Climbing Mount Fuji

After a hard days graft on Saturday 28th July most workers would maybe wind down for a couple of hours before painting the town red. Not for myself, school manager Shinobu, colleague Mark and his friend Joey who decided to ignore every … Continue reading

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