Hello From Australia!

hey guys -

been a little bit since the last note - so here's a quick rundown of what we've been up to the past few days. (hint: drinking)

so snide and i left melbourne about a week ago and headed all the way to the top of oz to this city called cairns... snorkle dorkled the great barrier reef one day, went white water rafting the next day (great pics) and met some super fun english guys/girls who we've been travelling down the coast w/.

pretty much everyone travelling is either heading up or down the coast and everyone kinda hits the same places so we've been running into/travelling with a really fun crew the last few spots.

so -- we just left this really fun hostel on maggie island and we just landed here @ the whitsunday islands (google it - it looks amazing) --- so we're gonna take a boat out for a few days and cruise around the islands for a bit before we head down to fraser island which is supposed to be fun -- basically, you get a crew, rent a 4x4 and they just give you an itenerary of things to go check out - then you head out and you camp along different spots around the island and eventually get back on day 3.

then we're off to brisbane, byron bay and possibly surfer's paradise before flying to sydney for the new year.

anyway, we're having good times out here and i hope you duders are too --- be back on on a more regular basis in a few short weeks :)

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Posted by coonce

hey guys -

been a little bit since the last note - so here's a quick rundown of what we've been up to the past few days. (hint: drinking)

so snide and i left melbourne about a week ago and headed all the way to the top of oz to this city called cairns... snorkle dorkled the great barrier reef one day, went white water rafting the next day (great pics) and met some super fun english guys/girls who we've been travelling down the coast w/.

pretty much everyone travelling is either heading up or down the coast and everyone kinda hits the same places so we've been running into/travelling with a really fun crew the last few spots.

so -- we just left this really fun hostel on maggie island and we just landed here @ the whitsunday islands (google it - it looks amazing) --- so we're gonna take a boat out for a few days and cruise around the islands for a bit before we head down to fraser island which is supposed to be fun -- basically, you get a crew, rent a 4x4 and they just give you an itenerary of things to go check out - then you head out and you camp along different spots around the island and eventually get back on day 3.

then we're off to brisbane, byron bay and possibly surfer's paradise before flying to sydney for the new year.

anyway, we're having good times out here and i hope you duders are too --- be back on on a more regular basis in a few short weeks :)

Posted by Rowr

Glad to hear you guys are having a good time :D

Watch out for dingo's on Fraser island. (or were they all killed? i cant remember)

Surfers paradise is supposedly a good time. Dracula's comes reccomended.

Posted by EvilTwin
coonce said:
"and met some super fun english guys/girls who we've been travelling down the coast w/."
You did what?  Does this sound like the beginning of a bad horror movie to anyone else?  I would just advise not going to any private or otherwise isolated locations with them.  Otherwise have fun and Godspeed. 
Posted by bwooduhs

Dude Surfers Paradise is awesome. And that means something froma kiwi who doesn't like Austrailia much.

Posted by jarryd

if you make it to surfers within the next week or two you will catch the end of "schoolies" which is basically the australian version of spring break. i came back from it a week ago and its just one huge party

Posted by Rowr
jarryd said:
"if you make it to surfers within the next week or two you will catch the end of "schoolies" which is basically the australian version of spring break. i came back from it a week ago and its just one huge party"
Needless to say. Watch out for Jailbait.
Posted by c1337us
Rowr said:
"jarryd said:
"if you make it to surfers within the next week or two you will catch the end of "schoolies" which is basically the australian version of spring break. i came back from it a week ago and its just one huge party"
Needless to say. Watch out for Jailbait."

Dont they call older dudes who hang at schoolies festivities, Toolies or some such shit and is kind of a taboo? I know they are unwelcomed at Rotto.
Posted by SSbabel

Hit up Perth its the place to be.

Posted by Sweep

Wait.... I thought this was a business trip??

well you sound like you are having an awesome time, so i'm going to allow it...

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Edited by brukaoru

Sounds like you guys are having an awesome time, glad to hear it! Be safe!

Posted by MasterSplinter

It's fuckin' snowing over here... i shed tears of envy.

Much love. (Continue to) Enjoy yourself!

Posted by CitizenKane

It's good to see you and Dave are having an awesome time in Australia.  See you guys soon!

P.S.  Don't forget the pics!
Posted by Player1

Sounds like a ton of fun! Enjoy yourselfs!

Posted by nakratz

Sounds like you guys are having a blast. Hopefully this little vacation has refreshed you guys and once you get back you will be popping out features left and right. lol, enjoy the rest of australia. 

Posted by Rowr
c1337us said:
"Rowr said:
"jarryd said:
"if you make it to surfers within the next week or two you will catch the end of "schoolies" which is basically the australian version of spring break. i came back from it a week ago and its just one huge party"
Needless to say. Watch out for Jailbait."

Dont they call older dudes who hang at schoolies festivities, Toolies or some such shit and is kind of a taboo? I know they are unwelcomed at Rotto."
Yeh. I live in Dunsborough, which is the leavers hotspot of WA. I can confirm this.
Posted by MattyFTM

How dare you take a break from working on giant bomb!!!!!! You should be walking on it all the time!!!! We want new features!!!! We don't want you getting all lazy in australia!!!!!!

Seriously, glad to hear you're having a good time.

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Posted by Hamz
CitizenKane said:
"It's good to see you and Dave are having an awesome time in Australia.  See you guys soon!
P.S.  Don't forget the pics!
"
Haha yeah i'd love to see some holiday snaps that they've taken!

Good to hear you two are having a blast down in Aus, look forward to hearing more about the trip.
Posted by Snail

You seem to be having a hell of a good time there! Enjoy the rest of your trip!

Posted by RenegadeSaint

That sounds like a crazy awesome vacation.

Posted by ReTarDedFisHy

Pics or GTFO. :D

Haha, it'd be nice to see some. ;D
Have a good one :)

Posted by BiffMcBlumpkin
coonce said:
"so here's a quick rundown of what we've been up to the past few days. (hint: drinking)

so snide and i left melbourne about a week ago..."

Why didn't you bring the guy from Clerks with you? I thought you motherfuckers traveled in herds.
Posted by BiggerBomb

This sounds like a freakin' epic adventure! Damn, you lucky bastards.... :O

Posted by jakob187

......I'm interested in this Austrailian Idol Sing!!!  Will it have both Airbourne AND AC/DC on it, as well as Natalie Imbruglia and Silverchair?  Oh, the possibilities!!!

Posted by Johnny5

Hey dudes, hope you had a great time. I did not see you in the city on New Years Eve unfortunately. It was CRAZY

quick snap shot for those who dont live here

Sydney NYE 2009
Posted by Systech

Cairns is a pretty nice city. Clean air and hot for you guys right now.

Posted by coakroach
SSbabel said:
"Hit up Perth its the place to be."
*slap*

Have fun dude!

*slaps SSbabel again*