Travel Story: Crazy Paddy

September 5, 2010 · 9 comments

A trip across anywhere will inevitably have you meeting with people, whether you want to or not, and whether they are good, bad or a bit crazy. I had a few encounters across Australia in the mystery machine themed van (naturally…) and one that sticks to mind is an Irish man who introduced himself when I was filling up the campervan with fuel in Esperance, which is in the south east part of Western Australia.

A beach on Esperance

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From the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, the Himalayas to the Andes, check out ten of the best adventure destinations in the world.

Lake Baikal, Russia

Lake Baikal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a remarkable list of credits. The extraordinary body of water in south Siberia, between Irkutsk Oblast and the Buryat Republic, is 25 million years old and 1.7 km deep – no other lake comes close. Lake Baikal contains more than 20% of the planet’s unfrozen surface freshwater and over 1,000 genera of endemic flora and fauna. For a once-in-a-lifetime tour of Lake Baikal, most visitors start off in Moscow and fly to the city of Irkutsk.

Lake Baikal

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To kick off a new series of posts of living in a campervan, I’m going to detail instructions for tinting your windows. It’s quite a simple procedure although skill and experience get it right, it is easy to mess up.

The benefits of tinting windows is numerous and those benefits are amplified in a campervan for a trip across a hot country.

mystery machine tinted

Tinting Complete

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So I was sat there in a small car park in my camper van (waiting for my pizza to be cooked) in Australia when a average looking mid 50ish man pulled up in his bland silver Toyota.

“That’s quite a vehicle!” He said.

“Certainly is” I replied.

“Did you paint it yourself?”

“No, but it’s been like this about 3 years now”

“haha, brilliant!”

He then mentioned he best get his cider (there was a bottle shop right next to the pizza place…) and get home to his wife. So off he went and that was that, or so I thought… Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →


Stradbroke Island

June 28, 2010 · 1 comment

This is a guest post from, check out their website if you’re interested in visiting Stradbroke Island.

Stradbroke Island is one of Queensland’s gems. This is the real, original Queensland island, designed to include as many luxuries and as much comfort and fun as possible. It’s just across the water from Brisbane, surrounded by fabulous waters and mysterious places to explore, great food, luxury accommodation, beautiful beaches and fabulous bush. Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →

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