Just walked down to the internet café and for once I was fast enough in drawing my camera and getting a shot… Continue reading
Fraser Island is situated just off Hervey Bay. It is the largest sand island in the world and one huge playground for boys and their big toys. Girls love it as well, although they don’t seem to share the same enthusiasm when it comes to driving a 3 ton Toyota Landcruiser through soft sand and up and down steep hills. Continue reading
When I got back from Indo I decided to pick up the car we had left with work colleagues of friends. It wouldn’t start. Found this guy who figured that the smart lock was on constantly and he showed me a way how to hotwire and basically steal my own car. Since I got quite a few weird looks from passers-by whenever I pulled my little hotwiring trick I thought it’d be a good idea to get it fixed. Then I managed to find three people to share the costs with. On the morning we were supposed to leave Darwin the bloody car didn’t start. Again. Went back to the mechanic and apparently there were ants in the electrics. Got that sorted and we all left the day after that. That was a Saturday… Continue reading
It all started with Dominique and me thinking that 3000 km is too long to drive. That’s when we looked into flying to Darwin, but we soon discovered that a one way flight is around 400 to 500 AUD. Far too expensive for our liking. That same day we started to make a little flyer, copied it and handed it out to backpackers and put it up in hostels and internet cafes around Cairns. We didn’t actually expect many people to call, but apparently there are loads of people looking for a lift to the Top End, as we got flooded with requests. Continue reading
The indonesian consulate in Darwin, Australia, is situated just off Mitchell Street (the main backpacker street) on 20 Harry Chan Avenue. It is open for visa matters from Monday to Friday 9.30 to 16.00. A two month visa sets you back 60 AUD and will take approximately three working days. You will need a passport that is valid for at least another six months, two passport photos and your flight itinerary, showing that you have an onward ticket out of Indonesia. The visa forms can be downloaded beforehand on the consulate website. As always when dealing with embassies and consulates it is best to dress properly with long trousers and closed shoes, so you will not be refused entry! Continue reading
Just spent 10 days in Hervey Bay, where I went to see two very good friends of mine, Jeff and Emma. I had worked together with both of them in Indonesia and it was great seeing them again. We didn’t do anything, except drinking lots of beer, working on our tan, cooking lots of great food and having loads of fun! Continue reading
I’m really loving all those tourist drives you can explore in Oz when you’re driving yourself. So I thought I’ll just snap away as we drive along one. As it turned out this was one of the nicest ones so far!!