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Culgoa: Dude, we’re home

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

The road is straight and flat. The heat rises off the asphalt ahead of us like a mirage, as though we are chasing the endlessly receding tide of a river. The land around us is alternatively brown then yellow, and always dusty; the fields dotted with the odd gum tree, and sometimes with a herd of sheep taking refuge from the sun in the shade of the tree’s broad limbs. It is mighty hot outside, but the car’s airconditioner stops us from sweating too much. The music is turned up loud, but is still difficult to hear over the whirring of the cool air.

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Bangkok: Sweatin’ our way home

Monday, March 20th, 2006

Following our shopping spree in Hoi An, and now with our existing bags fully loaded plus an additional bag bursting at the seams with new clothes, it was time to go home. Home to Australia.

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Hoi An: The Clothes Maketh the Man

Monday, March 13th, 2006
From Mui Ne, Bec and I were headed north up the Vietnamese coast to the World Heritage listed town of Hoi An. To get there, we decided to skip through the typical tourist stop of Nha Trang, a decision we ... [Continue reading this entry]

Mui Ne: Easyrider

Sunday, March 5th, 2006
Mui Ne is only a few hours north of Saigon. We estimated this from the south-Vietnam map we'd photocopied from an old guidebook months earlier. It is situated on the coast, near some huge sand dunes (well, huge by Asian ... [Continue reading this entry]