Sunday, 31 December 2006

Mission Beach Backpackers Lodge, Queensland, Australia




Now called 'Absolute Backpackers' this was (hopefully still is) a gem of a hostel away from the hustle n' bustle of Cairns. I booked in for 1 night back in 1992 and ended up staying and eventually working for about 6 weeks and came back again for another few weeks later on. Maybe it was just luck but there were a great bunch of people working and passing through at that time. The owners at the time were Judith & Dominic and there was a really chilled out vibe about the place which might have had something to do with copious amounts of alcohol, drinking games & visits to the turkeys nest for a smoke n' a chat. For two hours 'work' a day you got free room n' board and the pub was right across the road and amazing beach with palm trees just down the road. This was definitely one of those great cheap holiday deals. Dunk Island was close by and trips to the great barrier reef also left from here. If you worked or passed thru it would be great to hear some stories / experiences

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Q&A on Travel to Buenos Aires and within Argentina

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Travel Trip Reports

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South East Asia (15) 2 month, 8 country trip (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar/Burma, China)




Central America (10) 1 month, 8 country trip (Colombia , Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Belize, Guatemala) including all of Central America.


Belize (1) Part of the Central America trip.

Colombia (2) Before the Central America trip.

Costa Rica (1)
Part of the Central America trip.

El Salvador (1) Part of the Central America trip.

Guatemala (1)
Part of the Central America trip.

Honduras (1)
Part of the Central America trip.

Nicaragua (1)
Part of the Central America trip.

Panama (1) Part of the Central America trip.

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On the Road - Argentina (31) 2 month trip starting in Cordoba and heading north to Salta, via Chile and on to Bolivia, Paraguay.





Torres Del Paine, Chile (9)
Starting in Ushuaia and then heading to Punta Arenas, Hiking the 'W' circuit and on to Calafate.


Puerto Madryn, Argentina (3) Just a long weekend trip.

South Argentina (8)
A couple of trips south.





Brazil (1) Iguazu Falls

Bolivia (4)
Part of the South America trip.

Chile (7)
Various trips out to Chile.

Colombia (2) Before the Central America trip.

Paraguay (1) Visiting the inlaws

Outside Argentina (28) As the name says, all the trips outside Argentina this past year.

Uruguay (2) A quick 5 day trip to get a taste of the country.


The trips above were booked without a travel agent and mostly spur of the moment. For me well laid plans are overly complicated and often more expensive. The trips above are what you might call a Bargain Holiday itinerary:


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Name: Paddy Quickroute (PaddyinBA) - ok - so its not my real photo -

* Gender: Male
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* Location: Originally from Dublin : Currently in the Big Apple (New York)
* Born in Dublin then went wandering the earth like a nomad and lived and worked in Copenhagen - London - Sydney - New York - Buenos Aires, Hong Kong. Now chillin' in New York.


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Global perspective of an Irish expat with a serious case of wanderlust who has visted 60+ countries while living on 5 continents. My passion is travel. WARNING! - may contain nudity, bad language and Irish humour!

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I Follow Your Comment Links - You Gain Page Rank



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Almost all blog platforms by default are set up so that a “dead end” piece of code is inserted wherever there is a link in a comment, so that search engines will not “count” the link as they are crawling the internet. This was originally designed to help stop comment spam, but it doesn’t work. What it does is remove some of the incentive for your readers contribute to your site by commenting on your posts.

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How?

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