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Jul 5, 2004 - Brisbane, Australia

5, 6 en 7 juli - Explorers Inn, 63 Turbot Street, Brisbane. Maandag 5 juli: vandaag weer een reisdag: 7 uur vliegen en 2 uur tijdverschil. Als we rond 8 uur 's avonds aankomen is het al pikkedonker. Effe wennen, maar ja het is hier winter! Na Singapore is dit hotel even omschakelen. Ik stoot mijn hoofd tegen de tv als ik de kamer binnenkom. Het bed uit Singapore zou in de kamer niet gepast hebben. Daglicht hebben we ook niet: slechts een luidruchtige airco verbindt ons met de buitenwereld. OK het is wel schoon daar kunnen we niks van...

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May 20, 2004 - Brisbane training

The time spent in Brisbane as a tourist was wonderful. A sightseeing bus line oriented me at first then walking took me everywhere. The city has a mix of tropical colonial architecture and new modern glass highrise towers. Several areas along the river are used for weekend vendor markets. Art, crafts, foods, but really very little resale of flea-market junk. The restaurants focus on seafood, most of the choices being different than North American menus. Moreton Bay bugs are some kind of little lobster thing with a distorted head, but tasty....

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Mar 31, 2004 - Auckland/Brisbane

Had breakfast with Sam, Simon, and Darren about 8:00 and checked out of the hotel at 10:00. Let my bags as I was leaving, from the hotel, at 4:45 and went to town with the fellas. Walked around Auckland until lunch then got together with a larger group of folks to have some food and say goodbye. After everyone left I spent the afternoon using the internet, reading, and relaxing before my epic journey was to begin. Headed back to the hotel about 4:00 and waited for my shuttle to arrive. Picked up the shuttle about 4:45 and headed to the...

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Colin's World Tour

Mar 12, 2004 - Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

We had been spending ages trying to work out the difference between a possum and a wombat, so the best way once and for all to sort this out was to see them, for real. Hence, the visit to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where they also have 130+ koalas (it's name kind of gives that one away), kangaroos and other native wildlife. Olga leaves tomorrow back to sunny old England, whilst we head up the coast to Hervey Bay from where we hope to visit Fraser Island. Still solid.

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Feb 14, 2004 - Brisbane

Happy Valentines day! We stayed at the Banana Benders backpackers and splashed out on a double room! The hostel was nice enough but was close to a main road so was very noisy at night and early in the morning. We called a few of the numbers Joanna had given us and finally decided to take a job on a cotton farm in Theodore, Central Queensland. The job didn't start until 23 Feb so we had to amuse ourselves for a week before starting work. The work was not what we ideally wanted but we needed to top up our cash reserves and it was only for 3...

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Big Fat Trip

Feb 4, 2004 - Brisbane/Adora Downs

Headed out about 8:00 this morning and stopped in Brisbane for lunch. This is a good example of my only real issue with the tour; I could have basically done without Surfer's Paradise yet we stayed there two nights...I liked Brisbane quite a lot and we stayed there less than three hours. Got back on the bus and headed off to Adora Downs. This is an interesting farming resort in the middle of nowhere. It was pretty cool, though, especially after a few nights in more touristy areas. We played cricket, tennis, some went on horse rides,...

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Colin's World Tour

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