Mikes road planner: as a true pirate, i feel that this post speaks right to my core. Learning how to jump ship was one of the first off board fun experience 🙂 and a must know for every sailor. i did my training at Australia, had it all mapped during my Sydney trip planing schedule. very much recommended to take a sail boat at the whitsunday and the islands around the south coast.
It’s all whizzing by so fast now! I’m watching the miles tick by and it’s making me a bit nervous. I’ve mixed feelings, of elation and apprehension. Some excitement too. How do people go back to real life after sailing the seas?
Our ration of sweet things ran out over a week ago. Alan, the captain, disappears into his cabin and returns with a Toblerone bar. I make a mental note to remember to have my own secret stash on future voyages. Surprising the rest of the crew is priceless. We each break off a piece – dessert for the evening – and leave the rest in its packet in the middle of the table.
We’ve eaten well on board, a little too well and I know I’ve definitely put on some weight. The lack of ability to exercise has been frustrating, but I’ve resisted keeping up with the boys’…
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Mikes road planner: I found while visiting Australia backpacking way back, that Australian have pretty decent cooking, and there dishes are very tasty, perhaps its very similar to what i’m used to eat. and maybe i’m just hungry right now and this picture of this dish made me hungrier.. thats what happens when you’re a pirate 🙂 but while researching for Sydney route planner don’t forget to schedule some time for the food experience, and maybe take a wine tour… but thats a different post coming up soon!
My sister’s 8th anniversary in Australia was last month. She was craving Greek food and wanted to revisit Yiamas but we decided to try a new place instead. Diethnes had been on my radar for a while thanks to good customer reviews; finally it was time to see if it lived up to the hype.
The restaurant is located on Pitt Street, but it’s quite hidden below ground level. Inside it’s very spacious and has a warm 80s kind of feel. Our waiter overheard us while browsing the menu and asked “¿hablan español?” (do you speak Spanish?). He was a super polite and helpful Argentinian.
As per usual we ordered a bunch of dishes to share, nothing too exotic: a Greek salad, anchovies, octopus and souvlaki.
The Greek salad came first. The menu has different prices for small and large servings, as well as for local and…
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Mikes road planner: Once you find yourself in Sydney Australia, one of the popular routes to get on is the great ocean road, at the Victoria district. I did this road from Adelaide to Melbourne, and it took me 3 days, but you can do it the other way around. On our way we visited Mt Gambier, and Port Fairy, and on the third day we got to Port Campbell National Park. there you can see the Twelve Apostles. Now if i remember correctly sunday school, the twelve apostles were the followers of Jesus christ, and in this park you will find these amazing miocene limestone rock stacks, that were formed by the wheather in the southern ocean. even though there are only 9 of them, they still got the name… nature’s doing amazes me every time. by the way you can take a helicopter ride and see it all from above!
A few weeks ago, to his great excitement, SG was gifted a book on Australia. The book came courtesy of his father, who places a great deal of value on knowing places he is visiting, if his clearing-out of the Weiden tourist information brochure stands is anything to go by. I don’t think anybody had cleared out the Weiden tourist information brochure stands since 1985. The woman with her bleached perm was bewildered.
Shortly after unwrapping his book and lovingly carting it to work, where he pored over it when he was supposed to be working, I received a series of messages stating facts about, primarily, New South Wales. Facts, I am not going to lie, I wasn’t aware of. Does anyone really know why the Harbour Bridge is painted the colour it is? I do, now. Soon a map followed with a possible driving route highlighted. Then the wild assertion…
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