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Defence, Ranting And Preparation!

I would firstly like to open with some statements of defence. This is in response to the drivel Thomo has bestowed upon the world with his ‘part 1‘ of some convoluted tat regarding Cottesloe beach. I can confirm the following: Yes it took me 3 and a half months to finish a book that could be easily leafed through by a 12 year old – This was not due to my inept ability to read …

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Where Are We Going Next!?

I have found myself with a spare few minutes on this cool Sunday evening in Perth so I have decided to write a small post about what is happening at the moment and where our next adventure will lead us. Obviously as we have mentioned in previous posts our next destination is the wonderful country of Vietnam where I hope to uncover some awesome beaches and take on their local cuisine, man do I miss …

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Flights To Ho Chi Minh and Visas

Well after much moaning and time watching we finally got off our asses and booked our flights to Vietnam. This isn’t to say we have nearly enough sufficient funds or even a basic idea of a plan for when we get there, but in our true haphazard approach we randomly just bought our flights. We have admittedly been regularly teasing ourselves by looking at flight prices and playing around with different dates and so with …

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Perth What Have You Done To Me! HA

Perth and Western Australia for me!! Well it’s been a real mixed bag for me so far in Perth having applied for numerous jobs in the waitering and bar work areas and receiving a mixed bag of responses. The first week was spent looking tirelessly for work on the likes of www.Gumtree.com.au which is the Mecca for buying whatever you like and searching for all kinds of jobs and ‘wanted’ articles. I tackled this site …

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What’s Going On In Vang Vieng With The Tubing?……Oh And An Update!!

It’s fair to say not much has been happening over the last month. All fun, socialising and relaxation has taken a backseat to make way for work and saving money. I’ve managed to get out a few times over the last few weeks but it’s fair to say I work some incredibly antisocial hours, with weekends taken up and most week nights working until 1am. I am slowly becoming a recluse and more so, bored. …

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Perth Update & New Plans

Well at this point we have both managed to find ourselves some work. Having had two interviews at bars in central Perth and an area north of Northbridge I took the position as bartender at a place called the Queens Tavern. A pretty cool bar consisting of two floors, good food and live music from time to time. There were a few reasons I chose this bar. The first and foremost is the fact that …

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Back In Perth And Back To Blogging!!!

Well, it’s been a while since I have posted anything sadly but that is the joys of travelling combined with the inevitable looking for work in Australia. Perth the first time around for me, before we headed to Hopetoun, was only a flying visit so it was difficult to get any real kind of scope on what it had to offer. When we arrived back into Perth after our 7 hour Transwa bus ride from …

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Hostel Review For Perth

This is by no means going to be a comprehensive hostel review, mainly because we have only actually stayed at 2 so far! The two we have stayed at, or perhaps I should say the misfortune to stay at, are ‘The Rainbow Lodge’ and ‘The Underground Backpackers’ The first thing to note before I do a review is that both hostels come as a shock after having travelled around South East Asia, and that’s not …

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Job Seeking In Perth

As we are currently in the Aussie winter at the moment our original plan to do some seasonal work right away had to be put on the back burner. This isn’t to say that there is non available as there is some farm work going, mostly pruning in preparation for the spring, but it is not as booming or easy to find as it would become the summer months. If you do want t do …

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Singapore Seems So Long Ago……because it was!!!! Part 2.

Waking up for day 2 started with a hangover complimentary breakfast, a breakfast which you also make yourself, don’t worry though you don’t need to be Heston for this, it’s nothing more than toast with either egg or jam…..and as much tea, coffee and water as you want……but the important thing is it is complimentary!!!! It’s also worth mentioning that the breakfast is outside on the water front and so you couldn’t ask for a …

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Heading Back To Perth

As we are having an epic chill out session in Hopetoun in among all the bbqs and quad riding, we have started looking into finding some work. We had originally thought about heading to Adelaide as it would take us further along the South Coast towards the East so that once we had worked for a couple of months we would be getting close to places like Melbourne for when the weather started to warm …

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Scotty Dogg’s Birthday In Hopetoun

Well I can imagine that Scotty wasn’t expecting this time last year that he would be here in Western Australia celebrating his birthday; I say celebrating but he is a Grinch so just getting through his day would be a more fitting sentence ;). Ashleigh woke up with her little boy to buy Scott some essentials for his day of hopefully spotting whales in Fitzgerald which is just around the corner from Hopetoun where we …

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Singapore Seems So Long Ago……because it was!!!! Part 1.

I have no idea how far along our journey to Singapore Ian has written about, 1/ because I don’t read his posts and 2/ because even though he is right next to me as I write this it is too much effort to engage him to ask!!! So I’ll pick up from the point our train from Kuala Lumpur arrived at Singapore station. 10 minutes before arriving at the main station there is a much …

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From Perth To Ravensthorpe To Visit Ashleigh (Friend From Home) ;)

The night’s sleep was a mixed bag really; the dorm in itself holds a variety of people, some travellers some odd bods and also the people who work and use the dorm because it is cheaper for them than to be placed further away for work. Many of the people using the dorms who stay in the bottom bunk bed will hand towels and drapes around their beds to section themselves off from the rest …

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From Perth Airport To The Hostel…Not Asia Prices Anymore!!! :(

After landing and sorting ourselves out to readjust to the fact that we were no longer in Asia we had to figure out what to do for accommodation in Perth for a couple of nights before we headed off to see Ashleigh in Ravensthorpe in the deep south of Western Australia. We couldn’t get any Wi-Fi on our phones at Perth International airport but we did see three spare ‘FREE WIFI’ computers sitting there near …

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Sorry I Think I Misheard You……How Many Thousand Feet Up Are We?!?!?!

Well we’ve finally made it through South East Asia and down into Australia and to my joy with a fairly minimal amount of flying. Having conquered the initial 11 and a half hour flight over in a fairly decent and ‘sturdy’ plane (I emphasise sturdy as I’m still not convinced these things should be in the air or that at any given point some important piece, e.g. the wing, is about to fall off sending …

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