Monthly Archives: August 2012

Picking Fruit

Coffs Harbor, NSW, AU The Australian East Coast Adventure continues!! After recovering from the surfboard chafing… …yes, chafing.  From surfboards. We decided to embark on our next genuine Aussie backpacker experience: We went fruit picking. Related posts: Backpacker Jobs How-to … Continue reading

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Surf’s Up!

Coffs Harbor, NSW, AU Our Australian East Coast Adventure continues!! Ok, we all know why Greg says he’s from San Francisco right? So what he didn’t mention was that this habit started when he was in at the Coast Guard … Continue reading

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Many Steep Steps

Blue Mountains, NSW, AU The last time we went on a hike with Dan a new phrase was seared into our joint lexicon to represent a task of monumentally herculean proportions and nigh unbearable pain: Kiwi Moderate. So the take … Continue reading

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That was anti-climatic

 Blue Mountains, NSW, AU Sydney is… Well… …Anti-climatic. Related posts: Blizzard of Independence Snow in Australia Tradies How exactly do trees grow on coral?

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It’s Intuitive (and the Aussie fascination with Ned Kelly…)

On the road, Victoria, AU The Australian East Coast Adventure continues!! So we’re supposed to be bonding and stuff right?  That’s what we’ve been told us married people do whilst travelling together: we talk and whatnot…or get divorced.  True fact … Continue reading

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North American Throwdown

Manchester, England, UK We were told by one of our British friends that Great Britain passed the USA in the medal count… …if you take into account medals per capita, that is.  Apparently, that’s a thing here.   Wandering around … Continue reading

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London 2012 Olympics

 London, England, UK And now a brief interlude from our normally scheduled blogging. Greg’s sister and her husband live in London and we had the good fortune to be able to join them for their 5th wedding anniversary. It should … Continue reading

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Taming the Beast

Melbourne, Vic, AU Leaving Melbourne we found ourselves with the same situation we faced in Auckland.  How the heck do we get around?  Additionally, Australia is a vast and for the most part barren place devoid of human habitation…much less … Continue reading

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So, have you seen a kangaroo?

Melbourne, Vic, AU Yes, yes we’ve seen a kangaroo… As Americans, Australia is fascinating in a completely different way than any other country in the world.  Because of all the other countries out there, Australia is the one where we … Continue reading

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