Monthly Archives: May 2008

Through to Phoenix

An early start for breakfast but it didn’t half set me up for the rest of the day – beef pattie, sauteed potatoes with peppers and scrambled egg. After which, I hit the road for Phoenix via Sedona. On the … Continue reading

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Dam!

More desert. Then a bit more. Then the Hoover Dam. Which is bloody impressive, I have to say. Shame I’m shit with heights. Lake Meade was also quite a sight, particularly the “bath rings” which clearly indicate how much more … Continue reading

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Vegas, baby.

I was thoroughly glad to finally hit Vegas. I was also rather pleased to find Circus Circus (my hotel/casino) simply via “BlokeGPS” – ie stubbornly continuing on when completely directionally challenged until magically (and intentionally, of course) finding one’s destination. … Continue reading

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Barreling across the Mojave

Santa Monica done with, I hopped into the old jalopy (A/C’d jalopy, thankfully) and head across the desert to Vegas. “Desert” is definitely the right term – a sheltered Brit like me only tends to think of deserts as african … Continue reading

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A week in Santa Monica

Back to LA and the car did start, which was handy. [G-2013 : I started to become a bit lax with diary entries around now, so updates tend to be of a week or two rather than day by day] … Continue reading

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Sorrento, Victoria, Australia

I finally got myself down to Sorrento. It was a looong bus ride, 2 hours or so [G-2013 : boy was I in for a shock in S.Am] after the train to Frankston. Not the 20 mins the travel woman … Continue reading

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Change my plans?

I’ve discovered a local hostel today called “Bev & Mick’s” on Victoria St.  It seems like a great place – much less formal than the HIs.  It’s essentially a pub with dorms upstairs.  They have 5 around the state of … Continue reading

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A day at the MCG

Finally got to see an AFL game – at the MCG, no less. Melbourne vs Freemantle. Everyone said that it would be an easy Freemantle victory and, at half time, that was the way it was going.  Then the Demons … Continue reading

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This is what happens when you let someone at your notebook

Nothing much to report today, just wandered really, and took some photies (below). I did meet a trio of nutters in a bar up the road from the hostel though, which resulted in the above. Looking forward to tomorrow : … Continue reading

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Techno-hippy

It was surprisingly tough to say goodbye today. I enjoyed the few days I had in Greensborough immensely. Incredibly warm and friendly people. Back to the hostel in Melbourne now, after lunch with Dad and Maureen and I’ve finally managed … Continue reading

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