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Australia

Yellow Water Cruise in The Aussie Outback

By | Australia, Travel | 2 Comments

CrocSignWhen the large, rickety van that would take us to the docks of the famous Yellow Water Cruise splashed through the flooded parking lot and came to a stop, our driver and soon-to-be boat captain shared this: “After last night’s rain a 15-foot crocodile was sitting right up there in a puddle in the parking lot when we came into work this morning.” Yes, when it comes to tourism gigs, his is a bit different than the guy who checks tickets at Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride at Disney World. Before jumping out, he gave strict instructions to remain in the van until he opened the sliding door and told us to proceed straight to the “cage of death.”

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Don’t Go Swimming in Darwin

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I should have known that Darwin would be a little different when, on the 20-minute cab ride from the airport to my hotel, I noticed a quaint Aboriginal Art Store in a small strip mall. “Isn’t that cool,” I thought, “this place is legit Australia.” And then I looked at the store next to it: SEXYLAND – Australia’s largest range of FUN products for adults! Read More

Australia’s Gold Coast

By | Australia, Beaches, Travel | One Comment

GoldCoast

The great thing about renting a car in Australia is that you can drive it like you own it. Because for the rate they charge, you feel like you do. When I finally finished picking up the bar of prison soap on a rope in front of the Avis desk at Brisbane Airport, I was eager to stop getting screwed and get about exploring life in and around the area known as the Gold Coast. Read More