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Trips:

The Crazy Adventures of the Tibbler
The New (Zealand) adventures of the Tibbler
Return of the Tibbler - Down Under

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http://www.blogabond.com/vegtibbles


If you are reading this, you know who i am... If you dont, then you should after reading this little lot. Having fun & doing crazy things is the agenda, and achieving it so far.


Koalas, the getaway plan & a new start...

Brisbane, Australia


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permalink written by  Vegtibbles on October 30, 2006 from Brisbane, Australia
from the travel blog: Return of the Tibbler - Down Under
tagged Koalas

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No worries mate, its bonza

Sydney, Australia


So here i am, the 6th Capital city in so many months. Keep an eye out for when i get out my 'sight-seeing' mode and update this bloody thing! Wont be long now!

Thank god for Jebadia Springfield (see comment below) i have made a complete fool of myself by calling Sydney the capital of Oz**. It is, in fact (as everyone knows) Canberra. Please note i have been out drinking for 14 nights solid now and blame this for the lack of brain cells! Apologies if offense was caused xxxx

  • * Ive had a little time to think about this, and actually i have been to 6 capital cities in so many months... I dont believe i said Sydney was a capital! London being my first Capital - the day i left for my travels... So Jebadia, if you are reading, HAH i am right!***


  • ** (see 2nd comment) Oh i have a follower, but not of the friend variety! Hope this little lot is entertaining you Jebadia (by the way, is your real name too good to put on the comment entry?)If you knew me or anything about my travels, then you would already know the last statement of travelling the east coast is again incorrect! Good luck with the 'travelling' of your own, maybe send me a link to your site so i can anazyse that? Have fun! xxx


  • permalink written by  Vegtibbles on September 28, 2006 from Sydney, Australia
    from the travel blog: Return of the Tibbler - Down Under
    tagged GDayMate

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    Mother of god...

    Christchurch, New Zealand


    The sunny sunny place of Christchurch, what a delightful city this is. And that is all i have to say on the matter...

    ONLY JOKING!! Just havnt updated yet, blah bllah blah same old excuse i know

    permalink written by  Vegtibbles on September 22, 2006 from Christchurch, New Zealand
    from the travel blog: The Crazy Adventures of the Tibbler
    tagged BoogieNights

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    Whale done, you can fly a plane!

    Kaikoura, New Zealand


    Still a bit hungover from the week(s) drinking in Queenstown (my liver may never recover), Martin and I head off to Kaikoura via a quick stop at Lake Tekapo & Christchurch.

    Now, i am already ashamed to admit that i wasn't even that bothered on coming to Kaikoura... But this has turned out the be one of the nicest places i have visited in New Zealand. For starters, we arrived early afternoon from Chirstchurch in an attempt to go Sperm Whale watching off the coast of Kaikoura - the Pacific Ocean. Unfortuantly luck was not in our favour and our trip was cancelled. Thus resulting in a blessing in disguise, when i have a bright idea... 'I want to pilot a plane'. To Martin's dispair (he knows about my driving skills, or lack there of) he reluctantly drove me to the nearby flight centre we drove past on the way in. In true Top Gun style, fully equipt with earphones and aviators, before i know it i am piloting a light aircraft over Kaikoura. I luckily managed to see some whales in the bay below, fly across to the mountains in the distance and pilot down into a valley over a very enjoyable half an hour. Tom, the 'co- pilot' decided to scare me by doing three almost full loops down into the valley - new underwear for Laura... Before i knew it, the experience was over and i am now one lesson closer to being able to pilot a plane of my own!

    Note to self, possible job route once back from travels, see i am thinking about the future mum!

    As if that wasn't enough fun for one day, we took a trip to the local winery where we sample some of the best Sauvignion Blanc in New Zealand in an underground cellar. Being a learner driver sometimes pays off, i got to sample all 12 of the wines on offer. An hour later and we are back at our new hostel, the Dusky Lodge for a sauna, Jakuzzi and a much needed Thai meal before bedtime and the following days adventures.

    The next day we were successful enough to get onto the Whale watching cruise that was booked for the previous day. The 2 and a half hour cruise resulted in us seeing 5 Sperm Whales, a pod of Dusky dolphins, Albatros and seals which were breathtaking. Not content with just a morning on the sea, the afternoon was spent deep sea fishing. The local fisherman & pal took 4 of us out to fish for Blue cod, Sea Perch and Sharks. All were caught ( i do apologise for the fishing attire, but is it a crime to look good while fishing?), a star fish was plonked on my head followed by shrieks of utter amazement, and crayfish were collected to be taken home to cook. All in all a very good sea faring day.

    To top off the day, i got to drive our small boat back to shore, mostly. These silly friendly people are putting their lives in my hands not knowing i have the co-ordination of a blind goldfish! Tsk!

    So again, the health spa...Thai food and the days catch were eaten beside the pool in the very lovely town of Kaikoura. And i wasnt even going there!

    permalink written by  Vegtibbles on September 20, 2006 from Kaikoura, New Zealand
    from the travel blog: The Crazy Adventures of the Tibbler
    tagged WhaleWatching

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    Queenstown (Party-town), will i remember a thing?

    Queenstown, Australia


    Party capital of New Zealand, and they mean business. To rise to the challenge, i have gone out drinking for 7 days in a row. Its was an experiment, im not sure what the goal was yet... Minigolf, luging, sampling the highest canyon swing in the world, climbing & drinking were on the cards.
    The meeting of many random people, a few Irish lads and an event that resulted in me getting back to my hostel at 1pm following a very good evening out.


    permalink written by  Vegtibbles on September 12, 2006 from Queenstown, Australia
    from the travel blog: The New (Zealand) adventures of the Tibbler
    tagged Queenstown

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    Franz Josef Glacier (and more caves, yippee!)

    Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand


    Thats right, more caves, climbing & cold! Extreme

    permalink written by  Vegtibbles on September 8, 2006 from Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
    from the travel blog: The Crazy Adventures of the Tibbler
    tagged Glacier

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    Give it some Welly

    Wellington, New Zealand


    What a lovely capital city Wellington is. Hold on, the internet money has run out. BBL = Be back later x

    permalink written by  Vegtibbles on September 3, 2006 from Wellington, New Zealand
    from the travel blog: The New (Zealand) adventures of the Tibbler
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    Caving, climbing, abseiling, crawling.

    Waitomo Caves, New Zealand


    This is the start of something beautiful. The events that occur from the times 8:30 am - 2:pm on the second of September 2006 is the very beginning of what hopefully will be my new hobby. Thats right kids, its Caving. The definition of caving is simple: Climbing around in the dark & wet in a boiler suit, wellies and a head lamp & harness around natural caves, some of which dates back almost a million years old & some parts may never had been discovered before being entered by the group. Abseiling down a few 15 metre waterfall, crawling under, over and around tight rock spaces (sometimes under water to get to the next cave), swinging and dangling down sheer drops & climbing back up waterfalls is the long and short of the whole affair.

    It was awesome, sweet as cous, no worries, the bees knees, effing brilliant & Jamaica!! (one for Pete).

    permalink written by  Vegtibbles on September 2, 2006 from Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
    from the travel blog: The Crazy Adventures of the Tibbler
    tagged Caving

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    The band

    Taupo, New Zealand


    The band,

    permalink written by  Vegtibbles on August 31, 2006 from Taupo, New Zealand
    from the travel blog: The Crazy Adventures of the Tibbler
    tagged ImWithTheBand

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    The zorbing, Jet-boating, Rafting & falling down a 7m waterfall...

    Roto, New Zealand


    This place is stinky

    permalink written by  Vegtibbles on August 28, 2006 from Roto, New Zealand
    from the travel blog: The Crazy Adventures of the Tibbler
    tagged SmellySmellyTown

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