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Spending the Winter in Sydney

Any update on my travel

17 °C

It's been a while since I updated my blog! The last couple of months I have been working in a little coffee shop in Darlinghurst, Sydney to save up some money for my/our next road trip. The plan is to hit the road with a couple of friends and do the East Coast, mainly to visit Byron Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. It is the first time my friends have visited Australia so they have no idea what to expect.

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The decision now is to decide whether we buy or rent our next recreational vehicle. And whether we should get something small like a van or something that also includes a toilet and shower. Our budget is a main concern but also reliability and safety!

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Posted by JulieSm 18:02 Archived in Australia Tagged sydney travel adventure van darlinghurst Comments (0)

Still driving

Just passed Staaten

sunny 36 °C

Just past Staaten National Park today, not much internet out here obviously, not much else either TBH, but nice scenery. Thank god I found a servo in time, almost ran out of petrol (here's a great tip, if somewhere says last petrol station for x miles, it means you really should top up, even if you've got plenty in the tank). 4WD may be helpful if I ever go offroad, but boy does it eat through petrol.

Heading on to mornington island from here, long drive ahead yet though, this empty space between Brisbane and my destination is bigger than europe!

Really glad I'm in a self contained van though. I've literally been driving as far as I want each day and just snoozing in the van wherever I choose. It was a bit scary doing this out on an empty desert road, but the money I've saved on avoiding motels in small country towns has already basically paid off the van.

Back to driving, talk to you all again soon!

Julie

Posted by JulieSm 18:08 Archived in Australia Tagged adventure queensland brisbane petrol van camper roadtrip 4wd staanten Comments (0)

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