Wednesday, 29 August 2007


So ... I am in an internat cafe in Italy, Firenze. It is so beautiful here!! Today has been a really nice slightly warm day compared to the last week, where it was stinking hot everywhere. After Boujoulai wine region we went to Barcelona for a day, saw a flamenco show one night. Then we went to Nice and Monaco two days ago. Monaco was like being in the Truman Show. Everything is so perfect, it was really un-natural. Taz and I felt really out of place there. Yesterday we travelled to Italy. We had our first service stop in Italy, afectionatley known as the Pizza sercie, becasue it's the first time you get to have really Italian pizza.
Oh, I should mention, between the border of Italy to our accomodation in Florence there are 187 tunnels. I counted them, was determined I was not going to spend the whole day on the bus asleep like everyone else.
Umm ... well, I don't have much time left on the computer, so I'll leave it there.

Friday, 24 August 2007


Hey there guys .... well, it´s been a while ....
So, what have I been up too??
After leaving camp ... actually, it was more of a getting kicked out ... We were all driven to some place called Moticello ... there was a bus port there, bus was full left without us, we got on another bus which took us to some random town in the middle of nowhere. Got on another bus, finally got into New Yorkl City at 1 or something. We left camp at 8am. It´s usually a 3 hour drive.
Taz and I got a room at Jazz on the City after we found out there were no free rooms in the city ... walked in, there were 4 guys in it!! Interesting ... made some new friends who live in London and have been at camp as well.
Got to JFK at 6am for our flight at 9am. It was then delayed for 2 hours. Got to LAX and walked around to international terminal .... the queue went out the door and down the side of the walkway. We just walked up to the front door and were told we could go dtraight into book in, becasue we had no bags to check in.
That was pretty cool.
After waiting on the runway for a while we finally took off. Got into Heathrow, we waited on the runway again for ages.
Onto the contiki!!!! YAY!!!!
So, we left London at 6am I think it was. Straight onto Paris. Very nice, spent the day wandering around, went to a little place for dinner in Montmart. Had snails and duck. Drank way way way too much!!!
Then we went to a cabaret. Drank a lot more. I had so much to drink I threw up for the first time ever in my life. Of course in the morning I did not have a hangover. Yay. I lost my glasses. Didn´t get them back. Can´t see.
There´s another insurance claim I need to make.
Good night though!! Oh, also, turns out one of the girls on the tour, I used to work with at Hungry Jacks, Katherine. So freaky!!
Onto Beujolai Wine Region. The night we got there, we had a party in ´the cave´ their nightclub at the Chateu, it was a beach theme. A few of the staff went in bikinis. Funny as, especially their tan lines!! We all went for a walk to ´The Top of The World´ the next day and had a lovely picnic. Really nice!!
Today we left there and drove all the way to Barcelona. 12 hours in a bus. Not yay.
Anyway, gotta stop now, my time has nearly run out and I have no more change for the computer.

Friday, 17 August 2007

leaving tomorrow ...

Well, our camp adventure is nearly over, Taz and I leave tomorrow. At 8am. It's actually time to go to bed, but, well, I didn't realise what the time was until a few minutes ago.
Sent a couple of packages home today, so Kellie, keep your eyes open for one :)
All the packages actually didn't cost as much as I thought they would. so that was good. I even had enough cash to pay instead of using my credit card.
Everyone has been drinking most of the night, but, I was trying to jam as much stuff into my bag as possible! If you want, or have a facebook account, look me up and check out some of my photo's. There aren't all my photos there, but a couple is better than none!!
So, it is deffinately time for bed ...
Later ....

Sunday, 5 August 2007

harry potter & philly

Other stuff I didn't mention, that I should have, I read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows in a day and a half. I have also read My Sisters Keeper and Ninteen Minutes both by Jodi Picoult. Really good, loved them both.
The day off before last I went to Philly, Philadelphia is beautiful!! It's kinda like the Sunshine Coast except there's more people. It's so relaxed and no car horns honking constantly. Went to South St and had lunch at a great Turkish place. Also went to a little shop called Guacamole, it was a funky little clothing shop, I almost bought a top like a massive hanky. But, it was like $45, a bit to expensive. Saw the decleration of independance. Walked up the Rocky steps (sorry ,I mean, ran) photo's, photo's and more photo's. Saw the LOVE sign.
Yesterday was a day off for me again and I went to Binghamton. Again. Got some esentials for the rest of the trip, travel space bags, a new maglite; finally. I don't know if I said about the pios being idiots and stealing and killing my new pink one. Well, I got a nice silver one, becuase they don't have any pink in stock. It's still good though, camp are giving me my money back once I can give them the receipt for the new maglite. I also printed a few photos (about 150) and tried on heaps of clothes. I bought two new tops, and underwear, everything gets ruined by the laundry company and well, washing by hand only gets you so far.
Well, I have to go, getting The Look.

Saturday, 4 August 2007

it's been a while ...

Well, where do I start?
I can barely remember the last few days, let alone a few weeks!
Been having fun, have been in woodwork part of arts and crafts recently. But woodwork has now finished for the rest of summer. Yay! It's just arts & crafts now, if I'm needed.
Every summer towards the end of camp there is an event called maccabiah (mac-ca-bi-a) No one knows when it is going to start, but when it does, it goes for 3 days. The entire camp is split into two and everyone in each team gets a t-shirt with the team colour and the name of the team written on it. It's basically a colour war, if you know what that is. Anyway, Taz and I were on the same team, red, and this years two teams were "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" (the original with Gene Wilder) and "The Wizard of Oz" I spent the entire three days holed up in arts and crafts working on costumes, a plaque, a banner, decorations, costumes, decorating a golf cart. All kinds of things. I was working 9.30am til 3.30a everyday. It was so much fun!!!
Taz and I were on "The Wizard of Oz" team. I made a tornado out of chicken wire on the first day (for the golf cart). Then Taz and Amy started working on other items for decorationg Sobel Hall for the final part on the third night. Using chicken wire. We all are covered in cuts from the wire. Taz and Amy made a horse out of wire, it was the most impressive thing we made. I also made the wicked witches legs complete with red shoes out of wire.
So, anyway, turns out we were prety behind blue during the final rounds of the war. But, red came through, Red Won!!!!!! By 140 points!!!! I was so impressed with all the work everyone put in! Sobel looked amazing, before the kids destroyed it, one side (the stage) was ours, complete with emerald city on the stage and blue had the front entrance.
The kids leave in 5 days!!!!!!!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!
Anyway, better get going.
Later ...

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