[10 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Returning to Cairns in a Last Ditch Effort to Find Work

Tuesday 10th May to Thursday 19th May 2011 – Cairns, Australia
The time has come to leave my temporary home in Port Macquarie now, my destination being cairns. I’m looking forward to meeting up with Katie and James again who are now working in a hostel, and hopefully I can find a job that will keep me going for a while.

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[10 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Returning to Cairns in a Last Ditch Effort to Find Work

Tuesday 10th May to Thursday 19th May 2011 – Cairns, Australia
The time has come to leave my temporary home in Port Macquarie now, my destination being cairns. I’m looking forward to meeting up with Katie and James again who are now working in a hostel, and hopefully I can find a job that will keep me going for a while.

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[12 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
My 30th Birthday in Port Macquarie, Australia

Monday 25th April to Monday 9th May 2011 – Port Macquarie, Australia
The next two weeks were mainly about working in the hostel and enjoying my free time afterwards. The idea was to stop my money from disappearing whilst using the time to find paid work. The two weeks were hard work, but a great experience.

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[8 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
Day 2 Cleaning the Hostel

Sunday 24th April 2011 – Port Macquarie, Australia
Day 2 as a cleaner in Port Macquarie and it isn’t going very well unfortunately. I was kept up all night by the group of English guys currently in my room, who were very drunk the previous night. They had been in and out of the room all night long, laughing and banging about, resulting in just 2 hours sleep for me. I was a little grumpy this morning.

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[29 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Travelling, and the Issues Regarding Internet Security

Over the past 7 or 8 years that I have been traveling, it is clear for me to see that times have changed. Technology is moving on at an alarming pace, and it seems we are all busting a gut to keep up. Most people have a hand-held device of some sort, and many take them along on their travels. As I am one of these people, and always have my mini laptop with me, I felt it appropriate to talk a little about security.

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[29 Jan 2013 | One Comment | ]
Day 1 as a Cleaner in Port Macquarie

Saturday 23rd April 2011 – Port Macquarie, Australia
Today was the first day in my new job as hostel cleaner in Port Macquarie Backpackers. I was up and ready by 9:30am and went to see Tony and Vera for instructions. I wouldn’t say I was excited, but it was the first step in extending my stay in Australia.

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[24 Jan 2013 | One Comment | ]
Planning that Once-in-a-Lifetime Trip

With foreign countries becoming far easier for the every-day folk to travel to nowadays, deciding where to go is no longer such a difficult question. As more and more people are finding, it’s the actual deciding to go that is the hardest thing to overcome. I take a look back to when I first took the plunge, and how that decision has altered my life.

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[24 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Finding My Way Back to Port Macquarie

Friday 22nd April 2011 – Port Macquarie, Australia
My search for work in Australia so far has seen me travel the entire East Coast, stopping briefly here and there. I have followed the advice of many people regarding where to look and when to look for it, but I decided to use my own initiative, and it paid off. I am on my way to Port Macquarie (Again!)

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[22 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Venice, a City Every Bit as Beautiful as the Picture Postcards

I remember the first time I set foot on the narrow streets of Venice. I was young and inexperienced in travel, and I hadn’t a clue what to expect. Ten years later I returned to the city to experience it the way I wanted to the first time around. This time I knew how to get the most out of my stay here.