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Back, with a vengeance

I’ve returned from the other end of the world. In the last three weeks we did Western Australia, Brunei and Malaysia (briefly). As a result, I’m kinda tired. Apparently I’ve got 1.3gb of photos to sort through – not including the ones Owen and Anne took. More when I have the energy.

Big congratulations to Wei and Steve on their marriage, and thanks very much for having us. It was fantastic to see you all again and meet so many new people.

Oh, the answer you were looking for is a pedestrian crossing in Perth. They made me laugh every time.

Travel Photolog: 3rd June 2006

Wei and Steve

The day of the wedding. It started at Steve’s place in the morning, where he gathered all of his homies together. We all trooped in convoy over to Wei’s house where he (along with the rest of us) had to pass a variety of tests in order to get to the bride.

Once we’d got through that, we proceeded to the church for a traditional catholic wedding. It was a very nice service, in which Wei sang the psalm – very brave, but she carried it off perfectly.

The evening saw probably the biggest wedding reception ever, followed by a party at which certain people got ever so slightly inebriated. Great fun.

See more photos taken on 3rd June 2006, or all of my photos from Australia and Brunei.

[The very next day we headed for home. Alas I’d managed to pack my camera very well, so alas there are no photos of my hangover. Gutted.]

Travel Photolog: 2nd June 2006

The three of us at The Empire

After a couple of days staying at Steve’s place, we transferred to The Empire, which is possibly the most ostentacious hotel I’ll ever stay in. It’s one of those places that you walk into and think “wow”.

The evening saw us head back to Steve’s for an evening send-off, which included us carrying a safe upstairs, drinking the first third of the secret beer-stash and comparing me to Kimi Raikkonen – I can’t remember who came off better…

See more photos taken on 2nd June 2006, or all of my photos from Australia and Brunei.

Travel Photolog: 1st June 2006

Kids in the water

The last couple of days are just a blur of driving down one side of Australia, eating a massive steak and then flying over to Brunei: consequently I failed to take any photos at all.

Today was good though: After a slow start, we had a Japanese lunch at a well hidden restaurant in the centre of Bandar Seri Begawan, before Steve led us on a tourist tour of the city centre, taking in the military regalia museum and a boat-ride around the water village. Fantastic.

See more photos taken on 1st June 2006, or all of my photos from Australia and Brunei.

A question for you

What goes Peyow! Duga-duga-duga-duga-duga-duga-duga-duga?

Travel Photolog: 28th May 2006

Birdy!

After yesterday’s walk through death valley, we decided to do something a bit more relaxed today. We visited the Rainbow Jungle Parrot Centre, just up the road from Kalbarri. The best bit was little tiny bird that saw a wasp fly in, turned around and pecked the little bugger clean in two. Ace!

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Travel Photolog: 27th May 2006

Gorge risk area

Turn back now unless you are:

  • Cautious
  • Fit and Agile
  • Prepared to scramble
  • Confident with heights
  • With a companion
  • Carrying water

See more photos taken on 27th May 2006, or all of my photos from Australia and Brunei.

Travel Photolog: 26th May 2006

Tanya and Anne sand boarding

Irish Tanya and Anne sand-boarding near Kalbarri. It was ace fun – a lot like sledging, but without the getting wet, cold and miserable.

See more photos taken on 26th May 2006, or all of my photos from Australia and Brunei.