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Packedin Okpo, Geoje Do

SOUTH KOREA | Fri, 11 Dec 2009 | By iainob1 | Views [11407] | Comments [2]

Packedin Okpo            Don ’ t go to Pilipino bars when you have already had a fair bit to drink. This was what I was saying to myself at about 7:30 in the morning and wandering lost in the streets in Okpo. For my ... Read more >

Tags: geoje do, iainob1, korea, okpo, packedin

Packedin teaching Korea

SOUTH KOREA | Fri, 11 Dec 2009 | By iainob1 | Views [741]

Packedin Teaching , Korea              Teaching in Korea is a totally different experience to teaching in England. Many people who go to Asia to teach usually have done an ESL course but may not have had any teaching experience ... Read more >

Tags: esl, iainob1, korea, packedin, teaching, tongyeong

Packedin Korea, Tongyeong

SOUTH KOREA | Fri, 11 Dec 2009 | By iainob1 | Views [1939] | Comments [1]

Packedin Korea, Tongyeong.            When do I get to my apartment? Was the question that kept entering my head every five minutes as I sat at 4pm in the principles office at Chungmu Middle School. I arrived in Pusan airport ... Read more >

Tags: epik, esl, iainob1, korea, packedin, teaching, tongyeong

Packedin Agnes Waters

AUSTRALIA | Sat, 18 Oct 2008 | By iainob1 | Views [1020]

Agnes Waters   Agnes Waters was a very pleasant surprise. I had no idea of what to expect, as I had not even heard of the town until speaking to someone at Rainbow Beach. I hadn’t made a reservation for anywhere to stay in Agnes Waters, I just ... Read more >

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Packedin Fraser Island

AUSTRALIA | Sat, 18 Oct 2008 | By iainob1 | Views [870]

Fraser Island Part 1 Early in the morning eleven of us backpackers worked together, instructions in hand, to pack a large 4x4 vehicle roof rack and all with all we would need for two nights and three days over on Fraser Island. Even with a picture ... Read more >

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Packedin Rainbow Beach

AUSTRALIA | Sat, 18 Oct 2008 | By iainob1 | Views [612]

Rainbow Beach Rainbow Beach is a good gateway to the Fraser Island trips that most backpackers and travellers will want to experience. Rainbow Beach is a very compact little town that has great beaches and a Sunset on a sand dune to die for.... Read more >

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Packedin Noosa

AUSTRALIA | Sat, 18 Oct 2008 | By iainob1 | Views [830]

  After leaving a night early from the hostel in Brisbane I hitched a ride with a couple of guys who suggested to try the Dolphin hostel in Noosa. We shared the petrol and headed off in an old campervan which actually suited the guys well having ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, hostel, iainob1, noosa, packedin

Packedin Byron Bay

AUSTRALIA | Sat, 18 Oct 2008 | By iainob1 | Views [659]

Arriving in Byron Bay was a bit like arriving at an empty resort town out of season. Looking out of the bus windows I gazed upon strangely deserted streets and shop fronts that had my almost saying out loud “where are all the people? It was ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, byron bay, iainob1, packedin

Farmstay, Lynch Ville. As the locals call it.

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 5 May 2008 | By iainob1 | Views [637] | Comments [2]

A farm stay was just what I needed after staying in the hostels for a few weeks. The shift from the towns into the bush was quick and dramatic. Thick greenery of the bush surrounds me as I travel the hour or so journey from Newcastle to Kooloomba with ... Read more >

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Rainedin in Newcastle

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 5 May 2008 | By iainob1 | Views [392]

After three nights in a hostel in Newcastle I was glad to be heading to the airport to be picked up by my farm stay helpex host. I arrived in Newcastle, after a very reasonably priced train journey from the Blue Mountains in the rain and left in ... Read more >

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Landing into your first Sydney bed

AUSTRALIA | Tue, 15 Apr 2008 | By iainob1 | Views [662] | Comments [1]

Landing in Sydney after 26 hours couped up in a plane can be a little of a shock as your immediately thrown into a city that has all the similar traits of a busy city with the added population of backpackers and travellers. Coming from the north east ... Read more >

Tags: australia, iainob1, iainob1, packedin, sydney

Hi, where are you from? cool, where have you been?

AUSTRALIA | Fri, 11 Apr 2008 | By iainob1 | Views [636]

Similar to conversations with taxi drivers, a hostel conversation is renowned the world over. Where are you from? and where are you going? Tend to be the required questions we should all ask our fellow hostellers when staying in any hostel and in any ... Read more >

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