I just noticed Swampy's comment. He wins the competition, some floating volcanic rocks are on their way to him right now. ...more»
On Friday night I got a flight to Hobart, Tasmania, for a weekend away. I flew JetStar, the plane was an A320 (we like Airbus). Inside it was comfortable and shiny. I stayed at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, a midrange hotel on the water, not far from the touristy Salamanca area. I liked my room, it was on the corner ...more»
Tonight I went to a kava ceremony, kava is an intoxicating drink made from the roots of a local plant and its consumption is a sacred part of Fijian culture. As the Alpha, I was nominated to be the acting chief. I had a special bowl, whilst the others had to share a bowl. No-one could drink until after ...more»
One of the other guests was called by her family in Australia, apparently Aussie TV is full of talk of political unrest here in Fiji. They say that there is to be a military coup. We have seen none of that here on Beqa Island and, regardless of what happens, we are safe here. Don't worry. I know a ...more»
Bula from Fiji! I am sitting in a comfy chair on Beqa Island, overlooking the calm waters of Beqa Lagoon. The birds are chirping, the wind is rustling through the coconut palms, and Tristan is luring a poor kitten to its doom. Small floating volcanic stones are bobbing up and down in the few gentle wavelets. They tell ...more»
In a few hours I will be jetting off to tropical Fiji for a week's holiday with some friends. We will be staying on Beqa Island, without intarwebs or even TV. I am not sure the specifics of what is happening, I don't even physically have my ticket yet. I know that I return to Sydney at some time next ...more»
I was just thinking about this and decided that I should write it down, in case I someday forget. In order of first visit:
Papua New Guinea
Antarctica (not a country, and it was a 1 day tour in a 747, it was AWESOME)
United Kindom (England)
United Kingdom (Wales)
China (Hong Kong)
Fiji (added October 2006)
Last night I uploaded some photos from last month’s Europe trip. Some might seem familiar as Mel and Jem STOLE some of my IP and put them on their own blog. I mentioned this to Adam and his theory is that since their website is hosted on my server, technically it is me that is stealing my own IP.
I am in an internet café in Köln, Germany. Seems like a nice city, although it took a long time to get here on the bumper-to-bumper autobahn traffic. 20km/hr on an ulimited speed road. Disappointed.
We stayed at the Ibis which was clean and inexpensive, and went out to find a real German restaurant. All the restaurants that we could find ...more»
I am in Amsterdam at the moment, tonight is my last night. We had a massive day yesterday for koninginnedag and we are all feeling a bit weak today. Lots of photos were taken and will be uploaded when I return to Australia.
I will post in more detail when I get a chance. ...more»