Sunday, 16 September 2007


Hey again. Two posts in two days ... well, I am leaving tomorrow ...
So, yesterday Jo had a great idea as what we should do today while in London ... she went online and looked it up and so we did it.
We went to Hillsong Church London. They meet in a Theatre in the West End. It's actually the one where We Will Rock You is playing.
Such a great service. It's the first time I've been to church since May, and was sooo good!!
It took us a while tofind it ... but we did eventually!!
Anyway, thats it, I'm leaving tomorrow at 2.30pm. Arriving back at 9.20am on Wednesday.
So Sad!!!!
Later ...

Saturday, 15 September 2007

going home ... update

So, as I said earlier, I will be coming back early ... actually in a few days, Wednesday 19th September at 9.20am.
So, been in London for 2 days now ... gotta tell you what happened after we left Amsterdam.
So, we left at 8am, had been on the road for nearly 2 hours and the bus lost all power. We hadn't even had a service stop yet. Anyway, had jusat enough power to get through a tunnel and pulled over. We couldn't stay there indeffinately, so a tow truck was called and we were towed (first contiki bus ever to be towed apparantly) and left on the side of an off ramp. We were there for 7 hours. Oh, also, we were the first bus to be in Belgium longer than a few hours.
Now, a lot of us were busting for toilets, and where we were, all that could be seen was fields and trees, a tram line and a small parking lot next to a building of some sort.
We ended up going for a walk to explore and see if there were any toilets anywhere around.
Ended up at the office building. Pressed the buzzer a guy let us in to use their toilets. Yay!!
Another thing, our tour manager Ian was going to be leaving us at Calais to join another tour because there were not enough tour managers and he had to take a group on a 10 day tour.
So, finally, after 7 hours of boringness, the bus was ready to go. But, the other bus had been held up and now had to find us on the road so Ian could jump on other bus. And, Baja our driver is only allowed to be on the road for a certain amount of time every day, so, because we were held up for so long, she didn't have enopugh time to go all the way still to London.
We had to get a replacement bus. From Belgium. It took us to Calais. We got on the ferry as foot passangers, said goodbye to Europe and then at the other end we got out and had to find the contiki bus in Dover that was taking us back to the hotel. At least we had a stand in manager to help us!!
Stayed the night at one of the guys we met on contiki's place.
We got into Royal National at 11.30pm.
Really funny thing happened yesterday, Taz and I met up with Joanna and were walking around, and we bumped into one of the guys we were on contiki with!! So weird!!
Umm, wehats been happening ... today we (Taz, Jo and I) went to see the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace ... turns out, it's only every second day, so it wasn't on today. However, we did see the changing of some guards, they were on horseback near Downing St.
We went on the London Eye. And went to Harrods. Harrods is soooooo big!!!
We saw Al Fayed ... whats his name??? Anyway, he was in Harrods, we saw him. He gave a guy who was collecting money for charity $200, and a couple of Viagra tablets!!
Anyway ... thats it for now ...
Later ....

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

going home ....

Well, i have changed my flight times, i am now leaving London on the 18 September and arriving at Melbourne at 9.20 am on 20th September.

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

the end ....

Am in Amsterdam now, second last day of trip ... so sad!! But, so good as well, we are all starting to get on each others nerves! Alot!!
There are only 25 of us on trip and of those, only 4 eligable guys, there are seven all together, but, two are married and doing this Contiki with their wives and one of the boys is gay.
So, well ... I have spent the last two travel days writing postcards, which i will be posting tomorrow in Amsterdamage. Just got back from a sex show, am planning (I hope to go out for something interesting later tonight).
Anyway, looking into coming home early as I have run out of money ... am going to find an STA in morning and see if I can change flights. A bit sad a bout that, but, I 'm not going to be able to stay in London if I have no money.
Later ...

Saturday, 1 September 2007

More on Italy

So, today we arrived in Venice. Tomorrow we explore. Yay!!

On the way to Venice we stopped for an hour or so at Sirmione, a little medieval town with a little castle in front. Very cute!!

Had gelati, yum.

Spent yesterday in Rome. It was amazing. Went to the Sisten Chapel and St Peters Baslica. Then onto Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. Fantastic!!! Ate gelati in front of the Trevi Fountain. Really really great day. Although, I must say getting the train was definately an experience. But, we made it back to the camp site in ojne piece which was good stuff.

Tomorrow is actually the annual gondola races in Venice. So, hopefully will be anle to catch some of the action while wandering around.

The other night after exploring Florence, we had a Tuscan dinner, not that good actually. then went to Space Electronica Discoteque. So much fun!!! I was the first person to get up and sing karaoke, everyone else was too scared, I did my usual, Its Raining Men. Good night!!

So, Later ....

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