Monthly Archives: December 2004

The kindness of strangers

It’s hard to comprehend the kindness of strangers. During the last nine months all across three continents my life has been blessed with people I have just met going out of their way to help me on my way. Even … Continue reading

Posted in Australia | Comments Off on The kindness of strangers

9 rides to Nimbin

There’s a lot I haven’t written about that I’ve been meaning to get around to. I’ll start with the hot, hot, hot mid-December day I decided to hitch to Nimbin. I left Brisbane a little too late in the morning … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, hitchhiking | Comments Off on 9 rides to Nimbin

Happy New Year’s Eve!

Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! I’ll be celebrating the new year a few hours earlier than most people this year being just on the beginning side of the International Dateline here in Sydney. Wanna call and wish me a happy … Continue reading

Posted in Australia | Comments Off on Happy New Year’s Eve!

“the beach is calling”

I’ll warn you right now: this is going to be quite the scatterbrained journal entry. I have a lot I’d like to write about but, as usual, I’m way short on time. Right now I’m in the Sydney state library … Continue reading

Posted in Australia | Comments Off on “the beach is calling”

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone everywhere. I’m writing this a bit early on Christmas Eve (at least here in Australia time) because there’s no way this internet cafe will be open tomorrow. Yep, I’m still in Nimbin right … Continue reading

Posted in Australia | 1 Comment

Nimbin

Hello from sunny Nimbin, NSW, Australia. No, actually “sunny” isn’t an appropriate enough way to describe Australia. “Blazing hot” would be much more accurate. I can’t believe it’s only 5 days until Christmas. I’ve about given up on the idea … Continue reading

Posted in Australia | 1 Comment

Early Aussie Christmas

I’ve had a great time these last few days. I stayed with Gina and Reuben for the first several nights that I was here and enjoyed every minute of it. On Sunday they invited me to spend an early Christmas … Continue reading

Posted in Australia | 2 Comments

G’day mate!

Greetings from the land down under! After an exhausting round of traveling I finally touched down in Australia yesterday. I can’t believe it’s Friday already! Here’s how it all started. Tuesday morning I woke up just ten minutes before my … Continue reading

Posted in Australia | 1 Comment

Australia here I come!

In just a few hours I’ll be on my way to the other side of the earth. My ride to the airport will be here in just about six hours and I’ve just finished packing. At least I hope so. … Continue reading

Posted in Australia | 1 Comment

Airline schedule snafu

Oops. I just checked my airline reservations again and noticed something for the first time. Instead of my LA to Australia flight leaving at 11:45am it leaves at 11:45pm. So THAT’S why my total transit time including multi-city layovers and … Continue reading

Posted in trip planning | Comments Off on Airline schedule snafu