My workbench

My workbench

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Unbooked flights

$560 Singapore to Frankfurt on July 5th

$255 Amsterdam to Iceland Sept 12th

$307 Iceland to JFK Oct 5th.
I might chop a month off mainland Europe to head back to the US early...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Flight to europe

$550 Singapore to Frankfurt.  Schweet.  Need to book...

Monday, April 12, 2010

Hey, do you need a lift...

is what they said.  I was walking down the street, pack on my back, waiting to find the bus which would take me to Palmerston, the spot wher I was to begin my hitch-hiking trip to Brisbane.  These two women (one Italian, one Belgian) are doing a road trip to Cairns, eventually to Byron Bay, and were wondering if I wanted to come along.  Without any real hesitation, I agreed, and as of tomorrow I'm joining the roadtrip, along with a Danish guy, to the East Coast.  We're sharing fuel, food, and driving costs, but it will end up costing not a whole lot, and it'll be a heck of an adventure.  Afterwards, I'll kick it with SJ for a while in Brisbane (The friend I met in Bangkok), and head out towards either Melbourne or Western Australia.  Apparently it's fairly inexpensive (~3k) to pick up a van, and it can be re-sold for near the same price (more if you know how to ::cough:: massage a vehicle).  I think that might be a good idea, for as I do enjoy hitch-hiking and the random adventures, it will also be a good intro to van dwelling, which I am so set on when I return to the states.

Of course, just as quickly as today changed, everything else can change just as quickly.  Who knows what tomorrow may hold?

Friday, April 9, 2010


12 hours of beer.  That's about the best way to describe yesterday, leading in to last night, and early-ish this morning.  I started around 1:30 in the afternoon, ironically at the very same cafe which I am currently at, meeting up with a couchsurfer and his friend for some beer tasting.  A few good pints later (Irish red, oatmeal stout, pils, Bock, and a few ales between the three of us), we headed to another brewery for a less-than-great pint of local pils.  Between beers and chatting, we somehow managed to use six hours relaxing and enjoying eachothers' company.  While the other two went to work and study, I met up with another group of slightly more party-inclined CSers and ended up wandering for a WHILE to find an appropriate bar.  We did, eventually, and I managed to mildly embarass myself with some inebriated karaoke.  No harm, no foul.

All in all, Singapore has been an expensive, but fun, stopover.  I'll be passing back through on my way out of Australia in June/July, and will definitely stick around for a few days to have some more fun.

Tomorrow, Darwin!