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Psycho_lemming
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

Psycho_lemming

Running hippy spinning lemming
Location: Scotland

Total posts: 15
Posted:hello! wave

thought i'd better start a thread here.... biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin

so i've got 6 weeks left in new zealand eek which is crazy.... and from that moment on i'm gonna be racing around like a mad thing on a stupidly rushed tour of australia before heading to singapore and borneo

i know its short - i wish i could make it longer but after much thinking i dont think there's much i can do... so here it is...

8th july... arrive in melbourne
(fire night on sunday?)

11th-ish head up to sydney - spend time in sydney and stuff... including a couple of days tramping in the blue mountains biggrin

18th-ish Byron Bay - or so i was advised to visit...could change

20th-ish - Brisbane (Moonfest on the 21st biggrin )

23rd fly to perth (such a long way - ah well all fun fun fun)

(perth beach spin? tuesday night - if i dont have to get to airport?)

27th stupidly early flight back to melbourne to connect with plane to singapore.... ubbloco


too make things more entertaining i might have to spend an afternoon in each of the big cities doing research for my dissertation! ubbloco ubbloco ubbloco

but anyway i'm all excited... biggrin biggrin biggrin
bounce bounce bounce

was thinking bout transport.... how easy is hitching?
otherwise maybe the train? (country link trains have a pass thing...?????)
and erm...campsites....i'm sure if i look i'll find the info...

any comments, ideas, places to visit or people to come see biggrin hug biggrin .....

hug
x


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Medusa
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

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Posted:Yayayayaya!!!! your not missing us over here in Perth!!! So many people come to Oz and skip us all together.


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Mr_Jedly
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

Mr_Jedly

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Location: Perth, West Australia

Total posts: 195
Posted:lemming'll be here on 23rd JULY, not june....so you'll miss me. :-(
Psycho lemming, AUstralia is kinda big, if you haven't been here before you'll find alot of time goes into travelling if you haven't got it organised very well... actually alot of time will go into travelling anyway. :-)
hitching in the city is nigh impossible. i believe it is illegal here? in the country... you may come across some luck. find a lonely truck driver and entertain him. :-)
i have no idea about trains.
campsites are easy, but it IS winter when you'l be here....rainy days.
ENjoy!


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ben-ja-men
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

ben-ja-men

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Posted:well your missing off adelaide .... which has the best regular fire meet in the whole of the world smile

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Medusa
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Posted:Hitching in Perth is hard and illegal.

If you get busted you get fined....and not many people like picking up hikers simply because it is just not safe.

Depending on where you are staying in Perth we can get you the public transport info quite easily.


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Psycho_lemming
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

Psycho_lemming

Running hippy spinning lemming
Location: Scotland

Total posts: 15
Posted:No hitching then.... thats cool i'd actually prefer not anyway... wink

I'm sorry for missing off adelaide... maybe if someone could lend me a time machine and instant transporter devise thing.... smile

hug next time i promise.... hug

raghkyre - maybe i'll meet you in the uk.... if you come back after europe? biggrin

Yay! bounce
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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

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Location: Perth, Australia

Total posts: 5814
Posted:Oooo... a Lemming!!!! angel bounce2 bounce bounce bounce2 bounce

Really hope you have a late Tuesday flight, or is it on Wednesday??.. then you can make it to one spin at least. Mondays have died here I am told until summer!!.Sword stuff Sunday if you want, without me frown but with Bill biggrin.
Go to Adelaide!! Skip somewhere other than Perth


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Puk
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

Puk

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Posted:Lemming see you hopefully when you hit brisbane .

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Raychee Paychee
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

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Posted:please don't hitch in Oz. Its just not safe at all. Take the train where you can - you'll see more that way and meet some cool people along the way........ ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile

If you book your train tix in advance you get them cheaper. Try booking about 14 days prior. biggrin


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Medusa
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Posted:Ivan Milat prime example of how safe it is to hitch hike in Australia.....*shudder*

I think that is why it is illegal now....just cause it is too unsafe


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Rozi
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Posted:Welcome to drop me a line when you are in Sydney. smile

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

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Location: Bali, Australia

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Posted:Actually flying is also pretty cheap here now with Virgin and Qantas doing lots of cheap deals. Jetstar is a horrid airline though.. if you fly with them be aware they shut their checkins an hour before the flight and it's easy to miss out....

I agree about trains, nice way to travel. Better than buses. You can move around and trains go through lovely places.
Byron is a beautiful beach, worth a day, but not so tempting in the winter. The hills around there are nice, but Byron itself has become very commercialised and touristic, not a lot of soul.

Glad you'll make it to Moonfest!

What's you dissertation on??


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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

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Posted:yay! more travelling Hopers! hug

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Mr_Jedly
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

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Location: Perth, West Australia

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Posted:Psycho_lemming, yes i'll most definately be back in the UK after europe. biggrin
Gornc & Medusa should be able to help you out with everything that needs doing in Perth.
Good luck with your travels! wave


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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

Valura

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

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Posted:Oh I dont know If I will be able to meet you as that is when the baby is about to be born... But if Im not in the hostibubble Arsn and I would love to connect with you!! More than likely we will be that the moonfest cause we love that gathering... PM us closer to the time and we will send phone numbers and see if we can help out in anyway.... hug hug hug for you, beautiful soul

TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Psycho_lemming
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

Psycho_lemming

Running hippy spinning lemming
Location: Scotland

Total posts: 15
Posted:Written by: newgabe

I agree about trains, nice way to travel. Better than buses. You can move around and trains go through lovely places.

yay for trains, i think it will work out easiest... havent been on a train for ages - there isnt many over here hehe !
Written by: newgabe

What's you dissertation on??

erm.... its all a bit unorganised but something along the lines of people & urban ecology across NZ, Oz and the Uk...

are there regular sydney meets? ubbrollsmile

hug valura... i'd love 2 meet you and arsn... maybe it'll be the baby's first moonfest??? you gotta be taking care of yourselves then tho.... so we'll see what happens biggrin biggrin biggrin

bounce
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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

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Posted:Written by: Psycho_lemming

are there regular sydney meets? ubbrollsmile




theres a few - check out the Sydney thread in the event section. Send me a note when you know approx what dates youll be here.

cheerio! hug


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Batwalker
SILVER Member since Aug 2004

Batwalker

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Posted:Hopefully see you in Sydney x

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myco
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

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Location: melbourne, victoria, australia

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Posted:oooh, how exciting i get to meet you! hug

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tau neutrino
PLATINUM Member since Oct 2001

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Location: singapore

Total posts: 35
Posted:hey hey hey,
there are some spinners in singapore.... and i could give you ideas on things to see here... not much but there is some... msg me...


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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

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Posted:i'll miss you in melbourne by 3 days.

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Psycho_lemming
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

Psycho_lemming

Running hippy spinning lemming
Location: Scotland

Total posts: 15
Posted:tau neutrino - pm on its way!

bounce so excited to meet people....

MiG sorry hug

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

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Posted:june sundays just got a little more interesting smile

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Psycho_lemming
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

Psycho_lemming

Running hippy spinning lemming
Location: Scotland

Total posts: 15
Posted:yay... melbourne on sunday 10th!!! bounce bounce bounce

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newgabe
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Posted:If you need somewhere to stay in Brisbane after Moonfest we have a bit of a HoPstel here at my house...lots of people pass through...It's a big house in the burbs, I'm a mummy type person, with teenagers...(if you'd rather stay inner city groovy style I'd understand!)

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Psycho_lemming
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

Psycho_lemming

Running hippy spinning lemming
Location: Scotland

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Posted:biggrin biggrin biggrin

hug
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Psycho_lemming
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

Psycho_lemming

Running hippy spinning lemming
Location: Scotland

Total posts: 15
Posted:bounce bounce bounce bounce2 bounce2 bounce2 bounce bounce bounce

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clarence_quack
SILVER Member since Feb 2005

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Posted:hooray for melbourne in sundays!
come say hello and we'll run around with coconut shells!


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Psycho_lemming
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

Psycho_lemming

Running hippy spinning lemming
Location: Scotland

Total posts: 15
Posted:Written by: Psycho_lemming

so i've got 6 weeks left in new zealand eek which is crazy....



eek! 13 days!!!
ubbloco

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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth, Australia

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Posted:Ive tripled booked that weekend so far, have got rid of some of the engagements and Sunday Arvo onwards is all yours. As long as you admire my felt that I will have made biggrin

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Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

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what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali, Australia

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Hey PL you sound so excited to be travelling! Still planning on making it up here around 20 July?. Would be good to plan to be here on the Monday (18) cos our Monday spin night is still going strong .. well I'm told it is.. I havent been myself for a few weeks redface redface redface

But it is a good space to meet the folks here before Moonfest on the Thursday. There's plenty stuff to do/see etc round here anyway.

(Ask Ben-ja-men about Infinity....)


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