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100 Places I Backpacked Through That You’ve Never Heard Of, in Australia

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“We may never meet again so shed your skin and let’s get started” – Split Enz Firstly, this article has taken a fair bit of work over the years and I’m finally getting it published over 4 years since I …

Backpacking in Australia: My Top 5 Memories from Melbourne

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It’s a while since I have reflected on backpacking in Australia and my crazy life down under, which began almost 5 years ago now, crazy!! On my first Working Holiday Visa I ended up passing through Melbourne twice and again …

Thirsty Thursdays: Top 10 Pub Crawls From My Travels So Far

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As I just begin to plan a major pub crawl on a big reunion day with the lads in London during the World Cup, it’s a good moment to recollect the top 10 pub crawls from my travels, some I’ve …

Road Trip Part 10 – Cann River, Pambula, Yellow Pinch Dam and the return to New South Wales

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Apart from Tasmania, Victoria is the smallest state in Australia, which actually came as a surprise to me, as I had passed across the border into New South Wales before I even knew it… The road signs change slightly – …

Road Trip Part 9 – Flashback to my Childhood at Marlo

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I grew up and was raised in Marlo, a small housing area in Kilmaine in the south of Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland. That is where I’m really from. This year I have thought about my childhood a lot, probably …

Road Trip Part 8 – Lakes Entrance

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From Bairnsdale there wasn’t much further to go to a small seaside resort called “Lakes Entrance.” In Australia place names are misleading and at times ridiculous… Lakes Entrance does actually fit though, as the inlet at this settlement is in …

Road Trip Part 7 – Fuel Stop At Bairnsdale

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A longer pleasant drive brought me to the city of Bairnsdale. Undoubtedly the largest settlement on this route I was taking. A blurred sign of the “Welcome to Bairnsdale” sign on the way in. It took me a while to …

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Road Trip Part 6 – 90 Mile Beach Start

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At a lonely farming community called “Woodside”, we see the first sign dictating the “begin” of 90 Mile Beach. A famous long stretch of beach not to be missed on Victoria’s south coast. I found a lonely car park by …

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