The Ol Duke
Travel Blogs from Portarlington
... about 12-16 hours a day. It was harsh living conditions for many of the miners, but many tried to steal the gold that to they found. After that we went to lunch which I paid $18 for 4 chicken nuggets, fries, and a water. CRAZY! We then walked to the gold pouring which was so cool. Each half hour they do it and each time they melt about $150,000 it was crazy! After that ...
A new trip, a new blog
After many months of planning we are almost set to go
Finalising so much this week
* Confirmation with Peugeot of our new 3008. To be collected at CDG next Monday
* Airport drop offs / pick ups
* Dinner reservations for Sandy's birthday at a place I last went with Ian Hoyle and ...
... needed after months of travelling....in fact I relaxed so much that I forgot to take a photo of us all for my blog! I'm sure they won't be upset by it (and in fact they appear in my blog earlier, but of course Daisy is missing) but I was cross with myself for missing that opportunity.
Monday morning I was up early ( and Julia kindly got up early too to walk with me to the train station) and off on the train to meet with Stan. I'd met Stan on the Indochina loop too and he ...
... park it made me feel like we was back in England like at Great Yarmouth or somewhere, it was soo weird, there was a small town there too with lots of cakes hopes but it was soo cold we decided to head back to the city, we spent most the day wondering round cold, we had lunch at federal square, yes I had a pack lunch, then wondered round a bit more.. We even found a lady who does hair wraps, so I got one.. Not sure I like it yet it's very long and I'm ...
... scooter down hill. We have decided to raise some funds for a good cause, if you are interested check out our fundraising site .
We had a nice "Bon Voyage" dinner with Graeme and Nina who have recently bought a new house so they are about to start their own adventure which should be great fun but hard work. We even managed to get some train incident training - ready for India - having to take a rail replacement service ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking