Visits

Location Date Transport Notes
Kanchanaburi 19 January, 2009 Public Bus, Minivan, Truck etc. This time in an AC mini van. More expensive than the bus trip up, this is also faster and more nausea inducing, as the driver takes the windy roads much faster.
Sangkhlaburi 17 January, 2009 Public Bus, Minivan, Truck etc. Non aircon bus to Thong Pha Phum, then inexplicably changed to another aircon bus; keep hold of your tickets, as they did want to verify them on the new bus, but there were no additional charges. The last 20km or so seemed to take forever as the bus dragged up and down the hills, but I almost prefer that to the speed of the minibus I took next time, which made me feel violently ill...
Kanchanaburi 16 January, 2009 Public Bus, Minivan, Truck etc. Second class bus from Sai Tai Mai
Bangkok 10 January, 2009 Train Short third class train trip (they call it "rapid", it's a misnomer), relaxing.
Ayuthaya 09 January, 2009 Public Bus, Minivan, Truck etc. Actually two bus trips, the first from Korat to Wang Noi, on the main road south of Ayuthaya, then one from there to Ayuthaya. The first was about the worst inter city bus in Thailand - very poor aircon, smell of break fluid and no windows. Second was non aircon, and much more pleasant, stopping every km or so with a good breeze. Only on board for 20km, but still took 45 minutes or so...
Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) 09 January, 2009 Public Bus, Minivan, Truck etc. Aircon bus, reasonably craptastic.
Phimai 08 January, 2009 Public Bus, Minivan, Truck etc. Aircon bus, second or third class, not Thailand's best...
Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) 08 January, 2009 Public Bus, Minivan, Truck etc.
Nang Rong 07 January, 2009 Car (Private) Back along the main highway; uneventful. Bad coffee and food soon before Nang Rong...
Ubon Ratchatani 03 January, 2009 Car (Private) A long road trip, with many stops along the way for snack breaks. Delayed further by terrible New Years traffic, as half the inhabitants of Isan sought to return to Bangkok after their holidays.
Bangkok 23 December, 2008 Flight AirAsia flight from Perth via KL. Standard budget flight.
Kuala Lumpur 23 December, 2008 Flight Reasonably short hop on AirAsia from Perth to Kualar Lumpur. Standard cheap flight, no food, little legroom, no in flight entertainment.
Perth 11 August, 2008 Car (Private)
Bunbury 11 August, 2008 Car (Private) Highway driving
Busselton 11 August, 2008 Car (Private) Highway driving, drop in on the Chocolate factory to pick up some local delicacies, visit wineries of course.
Margaret River 10 August, 2008 Car (Private) Taking the Caves Road is longer than the main route to Margaret River, but allows you to drop in several caves en route and enjoy the drive. Hamelin Bay is also beautiful, with clear water and white sand.
Augusta 09 August, 2008 Car (Private) Highway driving, past a view vineyards and a lot of farmland and forest. Kangaroos can be spotted roadside; look out at dusk.
Margaret River 09 August, 2008 Car (Private) This way we took the Caves Road, rather than the main highway. It's slower but more attractive driving, offering numerous places to drop off at (mainly beaches, plus the Ngilgi Cave and many wineries).
Dunsborough 09 August, 2008 Car (Private) Highway driving, unexciting. The trip from Dunsborough out to the lighthouse at Cape Naturaliste is more exciting, however, passing through thick forest the whole way.
Busselton 09 August, 2008 Car (Private) More highway cruising, there's a turnoff to a "tourist" drive through a tourist forest, which starts soon after you leave and ends just before Busselton. It's a more attractive trip if you've got the time and inclination to take it.
Bunbury 08 August, 2008 Car (Private) Pretty much cruising down highways the whole way, it's a straightforward drive (although if you take the Kwinana Freeway south, make sure you don't miss the turn onto Highway 1).
Perth 25 July, 2008 Flight
Sydney 25 July, 2008 Flight
Brisbane 24 July, 2008 Car (Private)
Coochiemudlo Island 22 July, 2008 Car (Private)
Surfers Paradise 22 July, 2008 Car (Private)
Coochiemudlo Island 21 July, 2008 Car (Private)
Brisbane 21 July, 2008 Car (Private) Avoid the rush hour traffic heading into Brisbane... Even on the M1 it drags.
Coochiemudlo Island 16 July, 2008 Car (Private) A short hop down the motorway, followed by a ferry trip across to Coochiemudlow, which is less than 10 minutes in length (but may involve some waiting for it to arrive).
Brisbane 16 July, 2008 Flight A pleasant flight, grab a window seat if you can. The first 300km or so is quite green (in the Winter anyway) but after that you travel over desert most of the way. The flight passes directly over Lake Eyre, which is a cool sight, and the patterns in the desert below are great to watch passing underneath.
Perth 13 July, 2008 Car (Private) Sunset in the eyes, dark at the end. Keeping an eager eyes out for kangroos at dusk; slows the trip down a little though.
Corrigin 13 July, 2008 Car (Private) Farmland / arid scrub
Hyden 13 July, 2008 Car (Private) Farmland / arid scrub land
Corrigin 12 July, 2008 Car (Private) Long straight roads in the main; initially through the Darling Ranges, with small hills and forested areas, then through gently rolling farmland.
Perth 07 March, 2008 Flight Flight from NZ on Jetstar, cost $NZ420, total time 10 hours including 1.5 hours stopover in Melbourne.
Christchurch 10 February, 2008 Public Bus, Minivan, Truck etc. This information has not been updated, caveat emptor.
Arthur's Pass 09 February, 2008 Public Bus, Minivan, Truck etc. This information has not been updated, caveat emptor.
Christchurch 05 February, 2008 Public Bus, Minivan, Truck etc. This information has not been updated, caveat emptor.
Cheviot 05 February, 2008 Car (Private)
Christchurch 28 January, 2008 Car (Private)
Mount Somers 27 January, 2008 Car (Private)
Christchurch 21 January, 2008 Flight
Wellington 21 January, 2008 Public Bus, Minivan, Truck etc. Hitching!
Raetihi 11 January, 2008 Public Bus, Minivan, Truck etc. Bus from Wellington early this morning, cost $30.
Wellington 10 January, 2008 Flight
Christchurch 15 December, 2007 Flight
Wellington 05 December, 2007 Flight
Christchurch 09 November, 2007 Flight
Melbourne 09 November, 2007 Flight
Bangkok 03 November, 2007 Public Bus, Minivan, Truck etc. This information has not been updated, caveat emptor.

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