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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The Van

Despite what you may be thinking I'm not still stuck in Viet Nam somewhere around Hoi An - I'm now actually living the high life as certifiable Trailer Trash! That's right Myra and I are living it large in the back of a Mercedes Sprinter van; we'd always hoped that the dream would come true one day but never really imagined that it would!

We now spend our evenings driving around Australian suburbia scoping out potential caravan 'sites' while trying not to attract too much attention. Unfortunately our really loud 'BEEP BEEP! Danger Will Robinson' vehicle reversing warning noise is a bit of a give away!

In fact we're now real bottom of the barrel hobos - huddled in the back of our van, parked outside some random Aussie's house 'borrowing' some of their Wi-Fi to update our blogs and send some mails.

So, unbelievably after nearly six months on the road we're down to our final two weeks or thereabouts before touching down in New Zealand. As some of you may have noticed my blog has been a little bit patchy over the last couple of weeks (ahem!) so hopefully I'll be able to add a few extra entries to it over the coming weeks to include some of the amazing adventures you didn't hear about in the original run - some sort of Director's Special Overlong Edition or something.

There'll be plenty of tall tales to follow of the adventures we have in our travelling squat - will I decide to get a mullet and settle down in the country music capital of Australia, Tamworth? - will Myra decide to dress up in a Bovine one-piece jumpsuit and drive us to Moobal? Stay tuned to find out more!


  • Hey, I'd avoid Tamworth. Right as we speak, the mullet has been creeping back into Irish society - being the coiffure of choice of many a dodgy male hairdresser, and quite a few chaps that look like dedicated followers of fashion. So be, strong my friend, and if someone offers you a 'free' haircut, maybe just a little off the top - read between the lines...They're simply looking for another mullet zombie.

    Cool Blog by the way, maybe hold off on some of the great stories - you know, youll still need friends if you ever come back :) Stories about bad things happening are very popular on TV these days... Just a thought ...

    By Anonymous morg, at 4:29 p.m.  

  • Great trevelling in the Van. It's funny and moreover you can stop everywhere you wish. Waiting for your new stories!

    By Anonymous Van Man, at 12:43 p.m.  

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    By Blogger Aaron, at 11:11 a.m.  

  • Very interesting article.
    I like Mercedes vans. They are very good vehicles and that's why it is popular and useful, but not so many people can buy or they needn't use it often and they go and rent it in van hire company. Last summer my friends and I rented Mercedes van for one weeks and we had a nice trip across country, we visited a lot of interesting and beautiful places! I think traveling in camper van is like freedom, you can go and stop anywhere you want. But when you are driving and don't forget that vans are longer and wider than cars and have a wider turning radius! Be careful.

    By Blogger Aaron, at 11:14 a.m.  

  • Make sure you know what you need before taking the van. small vans can be much cheaper, but may not have enough room for someone of mobile devices and home. You must also consider how long you have to pay for the van load. This is a very wide range of options when you can rent a cargo van. You can also hire a driver, but this adds a lot of the cost of rental vans.

    By Anonymous removals in edinburgh, at 5:19 a.m.  

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