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Airlie Beach

Ivan, Jennifer and I woke up early on September 3, 2009.  We checked out.  We had a nice breakfast.  Ivan and Jen had baked beans, toast and cereal.  I had bananas and toast.  We said goodbye to the crew at the Cattle Ranch station.  We boarded the Oz Experience bus at 7 am headed to Airlie Beach.  We had a long day ahead of us. We arrived in Airlie Beach at 4 pm.  We checked in to Magnums. It was time to use the internet for awhile. We walked to Armada for dinner.  We were celebrating Ivan’s birthday.  Ivan and…

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Kroombit Cattle Ranch

Ivan, Jennifer and I woke up early on September 2, 2009.  We had breakfast in the kitchen.  Ivan left milk we had brought for the other travelers.  I left a banana for any monkeys to have. We were picked up by the Oz Experience bus at 8:30 am.  Our driver Keno picked up other people at a different hostel.   We surprised to see that our group contained 18 people and 1 monkey.  Usually, it was only 4 people or so. We drove for awhile.  We were driven out to the Outback to the Kroombit Cattle Ranch station.  We arrived there…

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1770

Ivan, Jennifer and I checked out of the Friendly Hostel on September 1, 2009.  The friendly guy who runs the friendly hostel drove us in the van to the bus station. We boarded the Oz Experience bus at 9:30 am.  Our bus driver was named Keno.  We were headed to the Town of 1770. We stopped for lunch at Bundaberg.  Ivan and Jennifer wanted to try out Fruit 2 Juice for lunch.  Ivan and Jen each had a lovely chicken and avocado wrap.  My wrap was a nice banana and chicken wrap with teriyaki sauce.  Ivan ordered a shake but…

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Hervey Bay

Ivan, Jennifer and I checked out of Dingo’s on August 31, 2009.  Ivan and Jennifer each had a cajun chicken wrap.  It was way too spicy so you couldn’t really taste the other ingredients.  I had an okay banana wrap. We got the Greyhound bus at 12:30 pm headed towards Hervey Bay.  We arrived there at 2:20 pm.  Ivan called the hostel so we could get picked up.  We got picked up by a van. We checked in to Friendly Hostel.  We had a private double room.  The room was nice.  The bed was comfortable and a had a nice…

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Fraser Island Trip

Ivan, Jennifer and I woke up really early on August 28, 2009. We stored our backpackers in the luggage storage at the hostel, and then met in the car park for our briefing. Our alcohol that we had ordered was nicely stacked for us behind our van, and we noticed that we had the least alcohol out of all the groups – one group was just stupid though, with a ridiculous amount of alcohol that was just way too much. Although our group had the least alcohol, I would say that it definitely had the most bananas. Probably too many…

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Travelling to Rainbow Beach

Ivan, Jennifer and I got up early on August 27, 2009.  We checked out of X Base Central. We got on the bus at 6:30 am headed to Rainbow Beach.  Ivan and Jen had cereal on the bus for breakfast.  I had bananas and yoghurt. We stopped at Noosa.  It was a long stop for an hour and a half.  We walked around the town.  There’s lots of posh restaurants and retail shops.  Ivan and Jennifer each had a breakfast smoothie.  I had a banana. We checked out the shops more.  Ivan sent out a postcard.  We grabbed lunch.  Ivan…

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Wet Rides

Ivan, Jennifer and I got a bus to Warner Brothers Movie World on the morning of August 25, 2009.  We saw the Stunt Show.  It was really good.  There were cars going very fast and doing cool stunts.  It was time for lunch.  Ivan had an egg sandwich with lettuce.  I had a banana and chicken sandwich.  Jennifer had a tasty chicken and avocado sandwich. We rode a few rides.  It was cool.  The park isn’t that big so Ivan and Jennifer didn’t have to walk around much.  There’s a Harry Potter store.  There was figures, broomsticks and stuffed animals…

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Surfers Paradise

Ivan, Jennifer and I checked out of Nomads Odyssey on August 23, 2009.  We placed our backpacks into luggage storage at the hostel. We walked around Byron Bay.  Ivan and Jennifer had muesli and yoghurt.  I had bananas with milk and honey. We stopped by the beach for a few minutes. We got chicken wraps for lunch.  I added bananas to mine. Ivan and Jennifer went to watch Inglorious Basterds.  I watched episodes of My Gym Partner is a Monkey on Jen’s iPod.  They enjoyed the movie. We grabbed our backpacks.  We got on the Oz Experience bus at 3:30…

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Byron Bay

Ivan, Jennifer and I woke up around 6 am on August 21, 2009.  We had a nice breakfast.  It was time for surfing lessons.  Ivan decided to go.  Jennifer was so tired since she was up late last night reading her book.  Jennifer and I slept on a couch while Ivan went surfing.  He couldn’t stand up on the board.  He didn’t like surfing at all.  He sat down and watched the rest of the group try to surf. We left on the Oz Experience bus at 10:30 am headed to Byron Bay.  We arrived at 2 pm. Ivan and…

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Oz Experience

Ivan, Jennifer and I woke up really early on August 20, 2009.  We checked out of the Mount Batten Hotel. We walked to the Oz Experience office.  We boarded the bus and left at 6:30 am.  Our destination for today would be the Surf Camp.  Our guide’s name was Squatter.  All the Oz Experience drivers have nicknames, but they are not allowed to tell us how they got them.  There was only 8 people and 1 monkey on the bus. Squatter drove the bus for awhile.  Our first stop was at the Koala Hospital and Study Centre.  There were only…

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