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Topless in Thailand

THAILAND | Sun, 1 Mar 2009 | By allwelcome | Views [8234] | Comments [2]

When Western Tourists travel to other cultures for their inexpensive summer holiday, is their consuming passion for the sun, beach and cheap alcohol blinding them to their constant cultural beepers and bloops? In other words, are we   ... Read more >

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Kuala Lumpur, First Impressions

MALAYSIA | Tue, 17 Feb 2009 | By allwelcome | Views [1343]

The landscape surrounding the city is plain and uninteresting. The land is covered with palms, used mainly for oil.   There are many little housing estates being built. Identical houses one beside the other, with fences and an in build community. ... Read more >

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Goodbye Australia

AUSTRALIA | Wed, 7 Jan 2009 | By allwelcome | Views [1639] | Comments [2]

Untying the knot to Australia   I thought to take this opportunity to say my final goodbyes to Australia. We’re finally leaving, with one day spare to Albert’s visa. We’re at the end of our one year stay in my mother country. We’re heading ... Read more >

Tags: new south wales, t a j

Fossicking in Emmaville

AUSTRALIA | Thu, 18 Sep 2008 | By allwelcome | Views [3725]

Fossicking, according to wiki,     is a Cornish word that we Australians have taken as our own to refer to prospecting. That being the case, and for the readership of all, I’ll sub title this article Prospecting in Emmaville ... Read more >

Tags: allwelcome, camping, fossicking, gems, rain, t a j

Cyprus

CYPRUS | Wed, 30 Jul 2008 | By allwelcome | Views [1042]

At the beginning of our trip ‘half way around the world’, we stopped in Cyprus.   It seems to have been a little step on the path to Australia, with the giant of India in our sights, but looking   back in time,   from my armchair, it ... Read more >

Tags: albert, art, beaches, coffee, forests, t a j, temples

I volunteered for the wolf’s den

INDIA | Thu, 26 Jun 2008 | By allwelcome | Views [1794]

The two men jumped out of thin air, smiling, gesturing, waving an exotic smell under my nose, and I was hooked. I had a list of ‘musts’ to experience in India. Some call this being a tourist. I’m going to see something I’ve heard about, ... Read more >

Tags: scams, t a j

Grover, Sanchez and The Van

AUSTRALIA | Sun, 22 Jun 2008 | By allwelcome | Views [1896] | Comments [3] | Video

And with this we close our ambassadorism! It has been a pleasure! :-)

Tags: allwelcome, ambassador van, sanchez, t a j

Tip of our hat and warm smile

AUSTRALIA | Fri, 13 Jun 2008 | By allwelcome | Views [1334]

Being poor of purse, but rich in eloquence, let us look back over our   two months with The Van with but a drop of nostalgia. Blue skies  have taken over as the propelling force, just as we once took over from the Hussy Hicks ... Read more >

Tags: allwelcome, ambassador van, t a j, thanks

Thank you and farewell to our Ambassador Van

AUSTRALIA | Wed, 4 Jun 2008 | By allwelcome | Views [1291] | Comments [2]

And we have handed over the Ambassador Van to a new crew. As World Nomad Ambassadors we have traveled this wide brown land, tapping our fingers on the keyboard along the way. We’ve watched the kilometer thingy flicking over with hypnotic repetition.... Read more >

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Conversations on the road V

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 2 Jun 2008 | By allwelcome | Views [979]

(I haven’t uploaded conversations on the road for some time because, as we all know, familiarity breeds contempt, and in this case, enclosure in a little van erased what little sense of humour I had left after our India trip. However, with ... Read more >

Tags: allwelcome, ambassador van, humour, t a j

Post one for fun

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 2 Jun 2008 | By allwelcome | Views [999]

These two posts are just to highlight some of our photos because I think we’ve taken quite a few brilliant ones and I’d like to show them off. If you have the time, please enjoy. The first photo is actually a picture that my talented partner ... Read more >

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Post Two for you

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 2 Jun 2008 | By allwelcome | Views [1259]

The second of the PHOTO posts…. Its just a way to highlight some of my favourite photos…. Remember, if you like them, take a look at the galleries… just for fun.   And you wonder why I like him, huh?     I am very fond of close ups.... Read more >

Tags: allwelcome, ambassador van, photos, t a j

Rockhampton - cattle capital and rather pretty for all that.

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 2 Jun 2008 | By allwelcome | Views [1961]

The old sandstone buildings are being restored, the botanical gardens are pretty (I loved the Japanese garden and huge golden bamboo), and we now sit in the Rockhampton Art Gallery sipping coffee and indulging our lap top caprice. ... Read more >

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Curvy Coastlines

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 2 Jun 2008 | By allwelcome | Views [1235]

The greatest thing about leaving Cairns for the less populated areas was the re-emergence of the stars.   Its one of the great healing sights for me and getting away from the electric lights of a town is a big positive. ... Read more >

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Port Douglas and the Daintree

AUSTRALIA | Sat, 24 May 2008 | By allwelcome | Views [2581] | Comments [2]

I honestly didn’t think that much about Port Douglas. It was pricey and the locals (we met) sneering arrogant types I haven’t memory space for.   Just as we were leaving, Albert suggested we take a look at ANZAC park and enjoy ... Read more >

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Atherton Table Land

AUSTRALIA | Fri, 16 May 2008 | By allwelcome | Views [3201] | Comments [4]

We entered the Atherton Tableland from Queensland’s highest town, Ravenshoe.   One evening we slept in the town’s FREE   rest stop. It was well situated beside a meandering creek and seemed popular with other travellers. ... Read more >

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Hitting the Coral Coast

AUSTRALIA | Fri, 16 May 2008 | By allwelcome | Views [1176] | Comments [3]

We’re sitting under the protective shelter at the Serpent Hostel. It’s a rainy day and Albert has deserted us for the pleasures of the reef ( see his post at a later date ). Jett is content with his school work (singing quietly ... Read more >

Tags: allwelcome, ambassador van, beaches, t a j

On the road

AUSTRALIA | Fri, 9 May 2008 | By allwelcome | Views [1296] | Comments [7] | Video

The Nokia phone has done a good job so far! :-)

Tags: allwelcome, ambassador van, on the road, t a j, video

More bits and pieces

AUSTRALIA | Fri, 9 May 2008 | By allwelcome | Views [1503] | Comments [4]

(stuff I wanted to say but its not enough for a full post)   The Ghost Town of Mary Kathleen (abandoned Uranium mine) Situated between Mt Isa and Cloncurry, Queensland, on the Barkly Hwy. What a strange place.... Read more >

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Croydon – Lonely Planet Guide Book Moment

AUSTRALIA | Fri, 9 May 2008 | By allwelcome | Views [2162] | Comments [1]

Croydon, a little town with a beating heart of gold (We entered Croydon with a recent 4000 kilometres under our belt) I’m flicking through the brochures, finding more information, and nothing comes close to explaining the reality of entering ... Read more >

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