Its Heating up :) Heading up the east coat of OZ
Trip Start Jun 13, 2008
38Trip End Jun 12, 2009
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So since leaving Melbourne and the family what have we been up to? hmmmm Well i have discovered that the best buses in the world are in south America as the ones here are like home and for long journeys super uncomfortable....
We are also traveling around the world in a direction that means the further into our trip we go the more uncomfortable buses become.... on the plus side it gets warmer and cheaper :)
We left Melbourne on a night bus heading for Sydney and after 12 hours of attempting to sleep we arrived at 7:00AM, after a large Latte (my current coffee of choice) me and Zoe dropped off our bags and went for a wander until Zoe's friend of when she used to live in OZ 7 years ago met up with us... Mikey. Kindly Mikey offered for us to stay at his for the night. We went out for a meal , and then to a pub then back to Mikey's for more drinks and a guaranteed hang over the next day. In the pub they randomly had a vending machine selling "wipe on sex appeal" I had to buy some and meant to take a photo of the box which i will do..... it contained a napkin that smelt like mens toilets and the ingredients on the box described "Water, perfume, Pheromones" So i spent 10 Min's pissing people off by wiping pheromones on them :)
With a bit of a headache the next day me and Zoe said goodbye and thanks to Mikey and checked out the Sydney opera house and the Sydney harbor bridge...both very nice and we took a couple of snaps. I'm quite proud of a picture i took of the bridge through the window of a train station which i will put on here also.
Ohh and i have been able to get more of gaming fix over the last week....Don't know if i mentioned that i got to play some xbox with my cousin Rob in Melbourne...well i did and i was playing juiced, then in Sydney i got to play some XBOX 360 and i played need for speed, and a few missions on the latest Grand Theft Auto. Then in Gosford i got to play some xbox classics such as mashed and i gave Dave a super whopping on Red Dead Revolver.... loverly :)
The guy Mark that we met on the bus was traveling with a guy called Drew and after arriving in Byron we all found a hostel together and pretty much spent the next 3 days together. We beached it the first day, and the second including a session of body boarding in the sea... oh yea it was warm enough for body boarding!! Unfortunately didn't take my camera to the beach so there is no evidence...but it did happen honest :) We also played some more pictionary with the hostels set and me and zo lost again....but i think that was due to the wine so we had a sober rematch n we smashed em :)
We jumped on a bus heading for Brisbane that had a movie playing called "Mr Magoriams Wonder Emporium" with Hoffman And Natalie Portman starring it is bloody wicked...if you like big fish you will like this. Only disappointment for me was the stupid bus driver who turned off before the end when he stalled the bus....then when i asked him if we could see the rest of the movie he said "Oh its finished" as if I'm supposed to fall for that! then he tried to pull away from hge lights in reverse/... bloody numb nuts....anyways...if you see the end i got to the bit with the monkey toy...so let me know what happens.
I have also finished reading a couple of good books, one called under siege.. very enjoyable...about an assassin paid to killed high powered figures in the states including Bush. I really enjoyed it, the only parts i did not enjoy was all the politics BS going on in the white house. The other is book of weird and strange newspaper ads from the past, also enjoyable.
ooooo and we seen our first spider in the wild, we think it was a wolf spider...it was bloody quick and we seen it running around the hostel!
So were in Brisbane now...its bloody muggy and it rained a bit. We are going to be meeting up with a guy called Alex that we had met in Chile, and he said he has got us some free tickets to a Rugby League game through his dad! whoop! . Plus we may be meeting up with an old school friend of Zoes called Jo-Jo
And once again you can vie all of our photos taken here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/discozo/sets/
Thats all for now