Sampling Sydney

June 30, 2011 · 7 comments

This is a guest post from Matilda Lambert.

Sydney is a place that evokes the mind. Ask someone about Sydney and they’ll conjure up the infamous Opera House beneath blue skies and backed by the outstanding harbour Bridge, all brimming with happy, tanned people and more culture and shops than you can shake a stick at. Sounds too good to be true, but Sydney delivers.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

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If you’re in Australia, you’ll want to see all the tourist attractions. If you have a sense of adventure and enjoy the unusual, though, you’ll really want to visit these seven places.

7. The Old Melbourne Gaol

Rumored to be one of the most haunted sites in Australia, the Old Melbourne Gaol has a long, dark history. This dreary prison hosted 136 executions, including that of infamous bushranger Ned Kelly. Take a candlelight tour at night and hope that you don’t attract the attention of any angry spirits that may be lingering there.

6. Tour a Diamond Mine

Diamonds are a girls best friend

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People assume that those living out of a campervan have bad diets. I mean, what can you do with a small gas stove anyway?

Well pretty much anything which doesn’t involve an oven – and that’s a lot of options. If you are desperate for a pizza you can always stop by at Dominos or something similar anyway.

Here I’m going to show you some of the things I made in the back of my campervan with a dual gas stove (powered by portable gas bottle), and I also brought my bbq accessories.

portable camping stove

Campervan stove

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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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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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