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Living it up in the dry season

Still in Darwin.

The three months was extended out to September

Lemon lime bitters had been a staple hydration system

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Darwin for three months

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View 3 Months in Darwin on Wade85's travel map.

Work has asked me to live in Darwin for 3 months.. I think they are trying to tell me something.

Any way, I will be writing about places I got and see just so you can enjoy too.

Well I have arrived in Darwin. A quick transit in Sydney from Canberra and I am here.
Bit disappointed with Qantas. You would think Sydney - Darwin ( one of Australia’s longest domestic route. South east to north west) would actually have a decent aircraft as its the same flight time as Sydney to Perth. There was no individual personal entertainment system instead was the flip down roof screen showing the usual drivel. I am actually a little excited for what might be ahead. Great opportunity for me, afforded by good bosses. More up dates soon

So far I have only been to a few places in and around Darwin.

This pic is from Adelaide River, 200km south of Darwin . The town is little more than a pub, fire station and a WWII Cemetery with the remains of servicemen killed during the Bombing of Darwin.
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The buffalo is named Charlie and he starred in the first Crocodile Dundee. After his death the locals had him stuffed and displayed in the local bar.

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I am loving all the storms that rolls through Darwin on an almost daily basis. They only last 30mins of so but they are full of sound and light shows.
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One of the other highlights (pardon the pun) is the amazing sunsets. After having grown up on the east coast, I was not used to the sun setting on the water.

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Posted by Wade85 09.02.2013 23:36 Archived in Australia Tagged australia darwin wet_season Comments (0)

October asian trip highlights

Snorkeling at Redang island getting to use our go pro cameras with underwater dive housings.

night markets and royal palace temple in Bangkok ( losing week old iPhone 5 not so good)

Visiting the islands of Phuket including Hong and James Bond Island ( didn't make it to phi phi do to illness)

Universal studios, clubbing, shopping and chili crab in Singapore

Hills, volcano and rice fields of Bali, along with catching up with mum and dad and Jemimah.

Night markets, Petaling st, KLIA express in KL

Old world charm and buildings of Malacca

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Gadgets and toys - October trip @gopro @spot_messenger @goal

This was our first big trip with the my three new toys:

1. 2 x go pro hd2 cameras with dive housings.

These cameras were amazing, went all day and lasted 2 hours easy of continual recording. Frankie (@frankiepho) was using a hand held floating short pole for his gopro while I used the head mount mostly. Some of our videos can be seen at YouTube.com/wade85 under Redang island

2. Goal Zero 10 solar battery charger

Used this device every day. Whether as a battery extender for my phone. Or a full solar charge for the go pros on the dive boat. Built to last go any where. Do anything. Matter of fact as I am sitting on my bus for the three hour trip from Sydney back home to Canberra it is charging my phone now.

3. My spot communicator.

I have the little black model that connects via my phone to track my location, share ' I am ok' messages and god forbid if I needed it the SOS function.

I try and be self reliant as possible seeing holidays as missions to complete rather than places to go. I always have a communications plan and should the other 2 modes, my phone or email fall over or the country I am in decedent into the dark ages suddenly I can still sent my parents, colleagues or trusted friends messages such as ' help, I am safe but I need to get out of here' messages. Also the tracking tool was good for my parents to see when I would be back from a long day trip into the remote hills and rice fields of Bali.

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KLIA LCCT - SYD - CBR

Have arrived safe back in Sydney after the red eye Air Asia out of KLIA's low cost carrier terminal.

The only hiccup was initially airasia had separated Frankie and I, but after take off we managed to swap seats.

We are now bound for Canberra on a Murray's coach

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