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In Oz, and planning again

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Well, sitting in Australia, working, reading, and dreaming of places that I want to be......

There has been a decision, i'm heading over to South America... Columbia, Ecuador and Peru... and I can't wait! :)

Plans have started being made... not until next year but I know that i need that much time to get organised!! Especially with plans of buying a block of land and building a house in the works before we go!! maybe i should get two jobs.... hmmmm... i guess that's something to think about!!

Dreaming, I have decided, is not enough for me and this is where i'm going next... i can't wait... not going with a tour, just my boyfriend and myself going on a journey into unknown territory... Darren is learning Spanish so he can get us around... i can help out.. suppose i should start learning!

The next trip getting ready to be planned... after South America, i want to do Western Africa! Totally different culture, something that i find very interesting!!

Well... sorry it's been so long since i wrote!! i've been busy! Trying to get back to Europe, which is not going to happen as I don't think I could ever have enough money to go there at the moment with the economy the way that it is... and living in Alice Springs is a little bit difficult to get out of this place at all without spending alot of money!! with only two airways flying out of here... (and one only flying to two locations in australia) the competition factor is rather loooowwww...

anyway... best get going and get planning.... i'll try and write again soon!

Posted by dsguasc 17:32 Archived in Australia Tagged preparation Comments (0)

off again on another whirlwind journey

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well from London to Graz (Austria) that was the first leg of my journey... well my second journey to be precise... and what a time i had in Graz!! I met up with Michael (a medical student that came to alice springs, it was there that i promised him that i would come and visit when i was overseas) I met his entire family (all of whom were absolutely lovely!!) and all of his friends... or at least some of them... it's a good thing that they can all speak english... i had the best time in Graz and was really upset to be leaving... but i promised before i left that i would come back again within the year... hopefully next time in summer... so when i get back to australia/UK i will definately have to start earning some money.. otherwise that will not be possible... after Graz (did i mention that i had the best time there? :) ) I headed onto Barcelona... which was massive!!! It was nothing like i expected... there were scooters everywhere.. i think i almost died a couple of times... but the hostel that i stayed in was brilliant (Alberguinn if any of you are going to Barcelona.. it's brilliant!!) and I spend 4 days there... 4 days which were just a blur of history and fashion... and the fruit markets!! amazing.... there were some skinned sheep heads which i wasn't too keen on... but there you go.. different cultures... :) and now... sitting in Malta... so this is how far i've made it so far... next i'm off to florence... where hopefully i will continue to have a brilliant time... but in the meantime.. i intend to rest up for my 7 days in malta... go to the islands... and then head on again... until then!!

Posted by dsguasc 09:03 Archived in Malta Tagged backpacking Comments (0)

Now in UK

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View Across Europe!! on dsguasc's travel map.

Well I know that it's been a while since i wrote... but i've been so busy looking around, taking photos, and catching up with relatives that I haven't had enough time to do everything that i want to do... but i'm writing now, so i suppose that kind of makes up for it... anyway... after Berlin we made it to Amsterdam, did the walk through the red light district... then some of the girls of tour and myself went down into "the grasshopper" a coffee shop.... and i think we all know what they sell there... the girls had a try of the local produce and i decided that i wouldn't.... Amsterdam was stunning, the canals were beautiful... We went to Anne Franks Huis... another typical tourist thing to do, but something that definately has to be done, it really does make you realise how lucky you are to live in todays society... After Amsterdam we made our way to Paris where we caught the Eurostar across to london... we left some of the tour in Paris, so there were some sad goodbyes because there were some really good friends that were made. Our Eurostar was delayed by 3 hours, so i didn't end up getting into london until some ungodly hour of the night... I then caught the train from St Pancras station to Brighton and ended up getting into brighton at 1 am... called my aunty (I felt really bad... I didn't know if they would be asleep or not... they weren't) and she came and picked me up... I've been doing alot since I got to Brighton, I've been looking around the town/city (compared to alice springs, it's a city) I've been up to Birmingham to go and visit some more relatives... I was only up there for a week... but that week was brilliant!!! Tomorrow I'm heading back off to Austria (Graz this time) and i'm going skiing with a friend!! First time skiing (or snowboarding for that matter, I can surf, so they reckon it's pretty easy if you can surf) should be a laugh for Michael (that's my friend) he said he wouldn't laugh... but I don't believe him!! From Graz I head on to Florence, It shoud be beautiful there, then I head to Barcelona/Malta (I don't remember which way it goes....... but i've got planes booked so i'd better figure it out!!) then back to London... I don't know when i'll be heading back to Australia... I'm thinking about heading back at the end of March... but I will deal with that when I come to it... Like I said, I've been having a wonderful time... but now I need some money.... :) The public transport system is brilliant over here so it shouldn't be a problem to get to work on time... so i'll see how I go.. I might end up staying a little bit longer!! Anyway... I'd better go... I'll write again!!!

Posted by dsguasc 00:11 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged backpacking Comments (0)

well made it to Berlin

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Well after Vienna, we headed onto Prague which was just stunning... then after that... Berlin... So now i´m sitting in Berlin, where it is also, stunning... and I´m trying to figure out this keyboard again... after Prague, where the keyboard was normal... Heading out to the concentration camp today... and we´ll see how the emotions go... I can´t wait to get out there... Still got a little bit of the flu, but I think i´ve managed to kill the majority of it!!! I think that a big night out on the town will probably not help, so I think i´ll be waiting until Amsterdam for the big night out!!! Anyway... not much time to type!!! Better go... I´ll try and write again this afternooon!!!

Posted by dsguasc 22:24 Archived in Germany Tagged backpacking Comments (0)

Finally in Austria!!!

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Well it was a long flight here!! but I finally made it and i´m so glad that i sat on that plane for 22 hours!!! Its beautiful here!!! The shops... the city... it´s stunning... a real picture of europe!!!! Its been raining here all day today... although i´ve been assured that it will snow some time soon!!! I´m so glad that i´ve made it!! I haven´t had a good look around yet because i´m a little nervous about getting on the underground!Butí´m sure that i´ll get there eventually!! I´ll definately keep you all updated and i´m definately going to put some photos on!!!

Posted by dsguasc 05:31 Archived in Austria Tagged backpacking Comments (0)

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