Location: Krakow, Poland
After a few days recovery in London after the states it was off to see what eastern europe had to offer so we got a cheap flight to Poland, Krakow for a few days.
The weather was freezing, snow everywhere and temps around minus 10, so it well and truely woke us up.
Krakow was full of strange experiences, the people firstly made it that way as every second person looked at you as if you were from the moon.
The most spun out encounter was on the second day after a rather large night on the vodkas we finally stumbled out of bed late in the arvo and were looking for sum polish food. We decided after walking the streets for an hour to pick this random down stairs bar. On arrival to our seats there were about 50 polish just eye balling us, the eye balling settled after a we dug into our food. But there was still something strange there was two polish guys sitting next to me and they were on my nerve as the whole time they didn't say a word to each other. They just sat there and looked at us the whole time.
On the last day we thought that we would do some tourist stuff so we headed to the concentration camp, i had a really bung eye so it didn't really help that i could see out of one eye only so it looked like i was emotionly upset.
The camp was the biggest camp in europe and most sickening well and truely. The tour well and truely bought you down a few pegs.
So all in all Krakow was a fantastic place, would love to go there in summer time. The clubs were definitely some of the best i have ever seen if not the best, vodka was dirt cheap and the women were sensational.
Location: Miami, London
Spent the last night in South Beach again. The end of the trip really hurt as florida reminded us of Aus and that we were heading back to nothing but rubbish weather for the next few months at least. The trip back was torture as Belinda had what i had in DC and the flight crew were as helpfull as a two year old kid. So after vomit, no sleep i was glad to be back at my brothers place.
So all in all, the people weren't to bad, but some got on your nerve, so my first experience of the States was sensational and burnt a massive hole in my pocket, can't wait to do the west coast.
Arrived once again late to our destination, we all bunked up in the one room and the next day we went hunting for some deep sea fishing. No luck there so we went to the everglades instead.
They were OK, went on 3 tours and they dribbled about flora and fauna, but the hovercraft ride at the end was sick. Those things are unreal, u can even drive them on the road if you are game enough. Next stop was back to Miami for the last night.
Location: Key West
Road trip again, this time it was a bit further. To the most southernest point in the States to KeyWest. Looked sensational, boats, boats and large boats everywhere. Damm they have some money to burn it was like the Gold Coast but 100 bigger.
KeyWest was looking good that afternoon, weather was smoking hot, but over night the storms came, which put a damper on things.
So the next day we were back in the car back tracking to the west of Miami to Naples.
Location: South Beach
After spending only 1 night in DC, we needed to chase the sun again. So we all jumped on a plane and headed back to Miami, south beach. Spent two nights there and went out and to the beach. I was still on my death bed.
Location: Washington DC, USA
After a few messy days in New York we all headed on the FengWa bus to DC. Now FengWa the name sounds interesting, the journey was torture, the driver had no idea, we had to basically fight for our individual seats. Bourke was saying his prayers as he was shot gun and saw how rough a driver he was. The toilets well, they wafted through the bus, the heating was on like 60, sweat and the waft, u can imagine, to add to things we thiught it was a 2.5hr journey, of course not 5 stinking hot hours later.
Got in really late, ended up scoring some posh residents and crashed out, well some of us did, i tested the toilet system out all night by spewing my ring up for 5 hours. Painful was the next day sightseeing. Now this was a much better tour of the town, plenty to see, the white house suprisingly isn't as large as in person. All in all great place, needed more time if you are into history.
Location: New York City, USA
After Bostonio we had planned to catch up with Leeroy, Bourke, Poogs, Welsh and Patto in New York which was just great to go to NY but to catch up with them was great.
While we waited for the boys we went to Empire state building, Madisson Square, Times Square, World Trade Centre, central park and Statue of Liberty. Times square was the business, unreal place.
We had New Years there which was a rather funny night of what i remember. Ended up being searched by the cops cause one guy was on a ego trip. We headed to a couple of bars i think, but don't have any idea who i was with or with, might of been on the subway. Didn't even see the ball, now how stupid is that.
All in all New York was the highlight, place rocks.
Location: Boston, USA
After a team talk Bel and me knew that Florida wasn't enough so we decided to head up to Boston for a few days to mix it up a bit. Which meant that we had to buy more winter gear as we planned on sunshine only. Boston was a nice place, did a tour of the town which took like 30min, so we headed to the Red Soxs baseball ground. That was cool. Heff sydney it aint.
Location: Miami, Orlando, USA
We landed in Miami again and jumped in a car and headed up to Orlando, stopped somewhere along the way. Driving was a bit difficult for me for some reason as i seemed to day dream and nearly side swipe every second car as we were on the wrong side of the road, hard to get used to.
While in orlando we went to Universal studios 2parks which we did in 5 hours, bit old for parks these days i think. Plus there were too many yanks greeting 'happy holidays' and 'how u doin', which does your head in after a while.
In the days we were there we drove west to Clearwater beach, which was a probably one of the nicest beaches, would be sensational during summer. We also drove east to the yanks no1 sport, to home of the Nascar, which was cool as well, don't know why it is there main sport cause all they do is drive around in cirlcles, dead boring if you ask me. No supercars.
Location: Nassau, South America
After a day or two in Miami we planned to go to the Bahamas for 5 nights to chill out, the capital Nassau. Thats all we did there really as it was a real couple place thats what they thought bel and me were, painfull if you ask me.
Loved the weather though. All in all Nassau had the white sands that Aus does, the palm trees, clear water but overall i wouldn't go back there again as it was for the elderly crowed.
Location: London, USA
Left the bleak weather of the UK for some sunburnt weather in Miami. First stop was straight down to South Beach two nights. Party central, and dudes with loads of cash as you will see. Sensational weather. A lot Spanish who wear gay budgee smugglers though.
Second of the union games, we headed to Cardiff to watch the skips play the welsh. We sat with around 500 aussies so it was a great atmosphere. Heading into this game i was confident of the victory since we haven't lost to them for over 18 odd years, should of touched wood. Nail biter, lost 24 - 22.
Location: Twickenham, UK
Great way to spend my 24th, headed to the home of Rugby Union to watch a much anticipated game between Aus and England. Had cracking seats, problem was we were basically the only Aussies on our stand. A lot of sledging but we came off second best and lost, devestated. shit atmosphere.
Location: CYPRUS, UK
Left the miserable weather to get the last of the sunshine before the winter sets in. Belinda, Lauren and myself headed off to Cyprus for a week.
It was fantastic weather, great company, the people were lovely, but didn't really enjoy it as much as some of the English had raved it up to be. It was like going out to South Pacific and the so called Nissi Beach was like Corrigans beach down the coast with a thousand sunbeds on the sand.
We stayed at Ayia Napa or Ayia Slapa and also did the Turkish Border which was cool though. Funny moment of the trip was when Lauren and I got a lift off a dude on a scooter dressed like Barney from the Flinsones and cant remember it.
Location: LIVERPOOL, UK
Headed to Liverpool with Belinda, Patty, lIzzy, Adam and Kate
for Londons biggest dance festival, Creamfields. Watched the likes of Audio Bullies, Basement Jaxx, Faithless, Infussion, Felix Da House Cat, Eric Morello and a heap more.
Location: NEWCASTLE, UK
About 6 hours rest after being on the road for a really long time we made the journey from london to Newcastle to catch up with a few more of the boys and what a night it was. The Newcastle boys organised a night to watch Audio Bullies.
It was great to finally catch up with some fresh faces Macca, Willos, Shoey, Johnboy, Stakes, Jay & Christo. Absolute belter of a night.
Location: AMSTERDAM, Netherlands
On the way to our final stop of contiki we stopped at the Rhine Valley, its a big river lets just say that.
Well to Amsterdam our last stop. Well what can i say about this place, anything goes here as you would know or heard of, ill let your imagination run wild here with this one. Places visited were the Red light District and the Red Light DIstrict.
Location: SWISS ALPS, Switzerland
Through the mountains we went to the Swiss Alps, this is another place that i would love to go back to especially in winter when the snow was around. JB and Patty got amongst the snow even though it was the middle of summer when they went to the highest point in Europe Jara something looked really cool. Heff and me went to this cave water fountain which was a sight as well.
Location: AUSTRIAN TYROL, Austria
On the way to the Swiss alps we wasted a bit of time in the Austrian Tyrol, we did a bit of mountain bike riding and a very very fresh white water rafting which was great. Also had the Geeks dress up night which Patty one hands down.
Location: VIENNA, Austria
Vienna was next on the list. The home of Shnitzels i think. Anyway we were in the sticks for this one so it was our first night off the gas and we didn't know what to do with our selves. Vienna didn't have much crack to offer personally. Highlight was the Shnapps Museum and the Amusement Park.
Location: MUNICH, Germany
Beer, beer and more Beer good old Munich. We only had a night here so it was straight to the Beer hall and into the Stins. Ended up a bit tipsey, ended up at a friends place, got really really lost, ended up with black feet and to cut a funny story short made the bus the next day by 10 minutes shiting myself.
Octoberfest would be a must
Location: VENICE, Italy
Next stop was Venice, on the way we went by Maranello, home of Ferrari and got chased out of the gallery for not paying. Back to the city of water. This is one cool place, pitty i was a bit on the seedy side. Thats right there are no cars just boats and Gondollas, in my short 2hr of sight seeing looked at St Mark's Square, the Dock and Pattys photos, looked amazing.
Location: ROME/VATICAN CITY, Italy
The next stop was a short ride to Rome and the worlds smallest country, The Vatican City. We walked the streets for hours in Rome sweat dripping off us.
We headed to Trevi Fountain, Piazza Venezia, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and one in english the Collasium. We also ran into Nicole Sillis in the streets which was random again.
On the second day we went through the Vatican City and that was an amazing place, they must of had plenty of spare time back in the day for some of the paintings. Sistine Chappel was a highlight there and the Gladiators ring was Romes highlight. One thing you need to look out for is the drivers, they are headcases.
Location: ROME/VATICAN CITY, Italy
Headed on a short trip to Rome. Whilst we were there we di the TreviFountain, Piazza Venezia, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and one you would know the Collasium. We also did a tour of the worlds smallest Country the Vatican City. These 2 places are unreal. Collasium, Trevi Fountain and the Vatican are the highlights. Really hot place and the drivers are crazy
Location: FLORENCE, Italy
Shorter journey by bus to Florence, Italy. Didn't see to much as JB, Patty and me were a bit hungover and heff was practically dead with this flu that had the better of him. Did the sights on the second night and went to a club full of rug rats. 5/10
Location: ANTIBES, France
Trvelled back into France to the French Riviera. Now this is one nice place, and yeah of course you have to be loaded. Stayed in antibes and whilst we were there we went to Cannes for a bit of a ski, headed into Monte Carlo to check out the rich and Famous and also went to Nice. Love to go back there 8/10
Location: BARCELONA, Spain
After at least 10 hrs on the painful bus we arrived in Barcelona for Pattys birthday. Heffo and me dyed our hair pink for the theme of the night, night was a shambless as we got denied into clubs due to the look of us, and PKs shoes. Whilst we were there i went to the beach with a sore head and caught up with the sun. Went to Port Olimpia at night for dinner and had a match up with Shaqs hand, huge.
Location: LYON, France
Spent a couple of days in the wine region of Lyon on our way to Barcelona. Drank more wine and ended up with a 150 euro fine for flooding the hotel floors and ended up with black marker all over my body the next day when i woke up.
Location: LONDON/PARIS, UK
Started our 4 week journey around europe on the bus first stop was Paris. What a place that is, we did the Eiffel Tower by day and by night, also did the Louve, Champs Elysees (unfortunately missed lance by only a couple of days) and got really drunk on red wine.
Really nice place. 8/10
Location: PRAGUE, LONDON, MADRID, Spain
After finishing up in eastern europe we headed back to london then, to Madrid in the one day, so we were well tired.
After a bit of a rest we jumped on a bus for 8hrs and headed to Pamplona for Running of the Bulls. Ran the bulls on the first day, it was unbelievable, had the legs shaking once we entered the arena after running the stretch. Heff and JB ran into Spud and Danahur along the way. Heff also said Gday to you wouldn't believe it Dennis Rodman along the way.
Highlight for tour was the whole time we spent there basically, loved it, wearing white and smashing Sangria(had there better of me).
Location: PRAGUE, Czech Republic
Back to Prague by train for 3 more days. Whilst in hostel of all places ran into Leeroy, Gus and George, so we headed out for a huge night and also ran into Michael McMahon. Huge night/ morning as you will see.
Location: BUDAPEST, Hungary
After several hours and travelling through several countries we ended up at Budapest. Another one of my favourite stops, good food, lovely people and hot women i mean hot wish i spoke Hungarian. Also had some awesome outdoor clubs.
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Camped out the night before at Stansted airport on the tiles for a early flight to Prague. Stayed in Prague for 3 days then jumped on a train to Budapest, did the tourist stuff like Charles Bridge and the old town and nearly got locked up for not paying for the trams.
8/10 one of my favourite places.
Location: Wimbledon, UK
Start of our big holiday away we kicked it off with the tennis, Wimbledon, we headed there for two days of play. Camped out on the pavement to get awesome seats and see big guns like Hewitt, Federer, Clisters, Murray, Sharapova and Nadal. This was one of the best sporting events i've been to. 9/10
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Headed away for a weekend with my parents and Belinda to Dublin. Headed to the Guinness factory which was really cool, went to St Patricks cathederal and a drive through the country side. Nice place, would of been better if we stayed in the centre of town.5.5/10
Location: Cardiff, Wales
Another road trip, this was Pattys first trip away with us so we headed down to Cardiff. We headed to the Millennium stadium and looked around town. Headed out for a big night on the town, really friendly people. 6/10
Location: Barcelona, Spain
This was my first trip abroad, Belinda and myself headed to Barcelona. Thought we could get some sun but that didn't happen. Really nice place, whilst we were there we headed to Barcelona Stadium, La Ralablas, Catalunya, drassanes and the cool Port Olympic bay. 7.5/!0
Location: St. Andrews/ Glasgow, Scotland
For the Easter long weekend we headed to Scotland again to the home of golf and to wild Glasgow. Golf course was cool, i fell in the creek on the first hole trying to be a clown.
Arrived at Glasgow that night and headed out for a wild night, Glasgow is like Kings Cross times 10.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Headed to Edinburgh for JBs birthday. Really nice place nice people, even colder than Newcastle. Went back to Newcastle that night for JBs birthday.
Location: London/ Newcastle, UK
After spending a week in London and a lot of Aussie Dollars, Belinda drove us up to the party town of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Thats when we realised it was winter, coming from 30 degrees to this antartic weather really hit home.
Location: Canberra/ London, UK
The beginning of something.
Left the sunshine for the winter weather of london. Struggled a bit with packing my bag in time for the flight, due to a few to many drinks the night before.
Flight was delayed which meant that JB and me had to leg it through the airport in Sydney and made it on the plane with minutes to spare for the light to Singapore
Arrived to London early hours of the morning and headed into the big smoke to do all the sites straight away and then headed out on the town. 55 hours later went to sleep finally.