Hello world!

We stayed at the Secret Garden resort, which was really nice and the owners very friendly. The food in the restaurant was great too, so we ended eating in each night! A proper lazy couple of days, really. Enjoy the pix… Big Buddha Beach. Joo relaxing on the beach. We had the whole beach to ourselves! Big Buddha “Free beer ... Read More »

Neighbours Tour & Meet The Stars night

Monday 13th December 2004 [ Neighbours tour and Meet The Stars night ] Neighbours is filmed in Melbourne, so we just had to go and see Ramsey Street and Erinsborough High. There’s also a ‘Meet The Stars’ event every Monday night at the Elephant and Wheelbarrow in St. Kilda, so we booked the tour for Monday to coincide with the ... Read More »

Canberra & John and Laraine’s

Friday 17th December – Sunday 19th December [ Canberra ] We left Melbourne and headed inland to Australia’s capital, Canberra. A lot of people had said there’s not much there, but we’d decided to go and see it anyway. There wasn’t that much to do, but we liked the place. We had a look at the parliament buildings and also ... Read More »

Sydney – Second time around

Wednesday 22nd December – Friday 7th January [ Sydney ] We’d heard that GMTV were doing a live link from Mrs McQuaries’s Chair in Sydney, so we made a banner and headed up there. We were amazed at how many people were there already and it was difficult to get towards the front. We ‘think’ we were on the TV ... Read More »

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Christmas Eve was very different this year – it was 30 degrees for a start! We went out with Pip and Rodg (who we’d met in the YHA) and headed straight to the Scubar, who were having a Christmas Orphans party. We were given presents of Chistmas hats and after a few beers, decided to ... Read More »

New Years Eve – Sydney

New Years Eve After getting stocked up on picnic food, we headed over to Mrs McQuaries Point. We were there around 1ish and the queue was unbelievable. There was a strict no bring your own alcohol policy and they really were enforcing it apparently. We started to drink the wine we’d thought we’d able to smuggle in, whilst in the ... Read More »

Leaving Sydney…

Leaving Sydney Manly is home to Simon ‘Spiff’ Reed, who we met on Beachcomber Island in Fiji, so we headed over on the ferry for a few schooners of ale. Spiff has been working over here as a construction consultant for the last 9 months and hails from Playa Del Preston, oop North. After a few beers at the Manly ... Read More »

Lee’s Birthday

Lee’s Birthday – 24th January 2005 I awoke on Monday to find that Joo had decorated my dorm bed with banners and then handed me my pressies. We were planning on a trip over to Sentosa Island, but I didn’t really fancy it. Instead, we went over to Sim Lim Square for some shopping. Sim Lim is the gadgets mecca ... Read More »

Next 6 weeks…

We leave Kuala Lumpur today and fly to Kuching in Borneo, where we’ll spend 3 nights. After that it’s back to KL and then up to the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia. We then head back to KL for our flight into Thailand. We’re staying on the islands of Ko Samui and Ko Pha-Ngan for a week or so around the ... Read More »

Kuta – Bali

Kuta – Bali [ 7th January – 14th January ] “Welcome Bali, Mister Lee”, was how we were greeted at Denpasar airport in Bali by our driver. We were whisked away from the airport and straight to the 5 star Hard Rock Hotel. As we’d booked the honeymoon package, everyone at the hotel was congratulating us on just getting married! ... Read More »