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Posted By: Liam Kelly on 10th Dec 2012 08:15
My first couple of nights out in Sydney were with my Contiki tour group, in the King`s Cross area. Our first night on the town started at a place called The World Bar.

I enjoyed The World Bar for two reasons, firstly, they play an awesome set of blues tunes early on in the night and secondly, one can buy teapots brimful of alcohol.

Needless to say, The World Bar was a fitting location for pre-drinks that led into my first big night out in Sydney.

After sampling a few variations of teapots a friend of ours dragged us off to a karaoke bar that was mc`d by a rather large transvestite.

A few songs down the line, and i`d had enough. A couple of my mates were feeling a similar way ...
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Base Hostels, Sydney, Contiki, The World Bar, The Scary Canary, Kings Cross
Posted By: Liam Kelly on 3rd Dec 2012 07:21
Cairns - Whitsundays - Fraser Island - Noosa - Surfers Paradise - Byron Bay - Coffs Harbour - Sydney
7am: Alarm clock rings…I roll around, rub my head, and wait my turn for the shower in our multi-share hotel room.
7:30am: I take a stumble down to the hotel restaurant for a free buffet-style breakfast. On my way down I recall the events from the previous evening. Once I have stacked my plate with a carefully configured mix of breakfast treats, I take a seat alongside my fellow travelers. Conversation is like a problem solving session, as everyone tries to piece together last nights events.
8:15am: Bags to the coach! Contiki coaches are always clean, safe a...
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Australia, Beaches and Reefs, Conitki, Cairns,Whitsundays, Fraser Island, Noosa, Surfers Paradise, B
Posted By: Liam Kelly on 24th Nov 2012 00:51
The Australian leg of my journey marks the final stop of my WorldExplorer year. Today (24/11/12) is the one-year anniversary of me leaving South Africa. When I left South Africa one year ago I landed in a cold, snowy Washington D.C. Twelve months down the line, I now find myself in a warm, sunny, coastal city called Cairns, on the East Coast of Australia.

STA Travel have booked me on a Contiki tour called Beaches and Reefs. The tour starts in Cairns and ends in sunny Sydney. One of Contiki`s many trademarks became very clear to me soon after starting the tour in Cairns.

The people are awesome, the transportation is comfortable and best of all, the optional activities are top notch. I ...
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Australia, Contiki, STA Travel, Cairns, The Great Barrier Reef