Friday, May 8, 2009

Countdown to the Big Lap

Today is 9th May - we leave for our trip on 9th June. Only a month, or 31 sleeps to go. Our plan is:-
9/6 Melbourne - Sydney
10/6 couple days in Sydney
work our way up the East Coast via Byron Bay, Fraser Island to Port Douglas
10/7 Port Douglas - Karumba - Burketown - Borroloola - Katherine
17/7 - Katherine to Jabiru, Kakadu National Park
7/8 - Darwin
10/8 Darwin - Kununurra - Purnululu NP (Bungles) - Gibb River Road - Derby - Broome
19/9 Cape Leveque for a week, North of Broome
26/9 Cape Leveque - Broome - Exmouth - Carnarvon - Perth
23/10 Perth - Margaret River - Albany - Esperance
18/11 cross the Nullabor to Adelaide
25/11 Adelaide and SA to Melbourne
8/12 arr back in Melbourne

This is the approx plan - there will be deviations, depending on how we are going

Monday, May 4, 2009

KL April 2009

We did a short trip to the UK in late April 09, stopping off in Kuala Lumpar on the way and back. The latter was planned, the former courtesy of KLM who cancelled our flight out of KL and didnt tell us. Idiots.

KL is a cool place, er actually it is quite hot and humid. Great food, architecture and stuff, but without a doubt the highlight are the fish that nibble your feet. Next time you are in KL, go to the Central Market and find the shop that has these fish. RM5 gives you 5-10 mins and the little fellas eat the dead skin off your feet. Its horrible at first, but fantastic after a while.