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Travel Blogs from Byron Bay
... the ferry back to circular quay! At night I was meeting up with Greg and Jess for dinner in Gordon! We went to a pub and all had yummy steaks then it was time for another goodbye :( ! When I got back to the hostel I had a cuppa and headed to bed.
Thursday afternoon I met up with Jess and Luceen (girls I worked with in Parramatta)! We went to the botanical gardens to chill for a bit then had coffee before taking the ferry over to Darling Harbour! ...
... miles upon miles of gorgeous coastline but it's all slightly spoilt by those purveyors of 1960s building construction. It's most definitely a tourist resort. I still had a good time though and took my first ever surfing lesson. It was both harder and easier than I expected: possibly more a mental challenge to realise that nothing devastating will happen by falling off, then found that I was surprisingly stable when I did realise this. Would definitely go ...
... with a driver who doesn't slow down for corners and attempting to get any kind of sleep without falling off the chair if we hit a bend. People told us great stories of wifi, reclining chairs and views of kangaroos hoping about in the morning light. I saw no kangaroos. The guy in front of me smelt weird, the chair reclined a grand angle of about 10 degrees and when I asked the driver about the wifi he laughed at me. So whilst it was cheap, convenient, saved me a nights ...
Our first stop today was Pottsville Beach Market. It was kind of like a small farmers market/swap meet. We bought some yummy date nut bread while we were there.
The next stop was the Byron Bay Community Market. It is known for being a "hippie" community, and it showed at their market. We saw a trailer attached to a car that looked like a volkswagon van (picture ...
... sleeper train from Hue to Hanoi.
Our hotel is centrally located in town and is very convenient to explore the city. All hotel rooms are double or twin share with air conditioning. The hotel has internet, with a computer available for passengers at the lobby.
Approx travel time:
Private bus from Hoi An to Hue (Day 7): 4 hours
Overnight sleeper train Hue to Hanoi (Day 8): 14 hours
13 may DAY 17 HALONG BAY/BAI CHAY HARBOUR (1L)