Travelling stories

Siblings Stick Together. Sometimes.

I did a fair bit of travelling with my sister and my parents when I was young. Some would say this kind of experience would be enlightening to a child but the reality was I spent all that time in the car fighting a vicious and prolonged battle against my older sister.

Andy Thompson


Getting shot at in Brazil

Many years ago, I was on a work-related road trip with my business partner & we decided to break up the return journey by stopping at a seemingly deserted gas station for a coffee.

As we walked back towards our car, we noticed a couple of guys suspiciously looking at us & talking amongst themselves.

Juvencio Santos


Holiday Illness

Got told this story last night at football training and had to share it. One of the local lads was recently on holiday with his girlfriend in Tenerife (I think) although this matters little to the story. Anyway it didn't work out as planned as the girlfriend spent most of the holiday unwell and loc

Liam Fleming


System change required at Melbourne Airport.

After a long flight we disembarked at Melbourne Airport. I had my epassport processed in the machine before duty free and held my receipt ticket. Thru duty free I handed Trevor his passport and arranged to meet him at luggage carousel. I went thru the epassport line producing my receipt ticket and had my photo processed to match my receipt image.

Tina Gale


What a contrast

Our day began with an early start to catch the sunrise. Our overnight stop was a hotel near the town of Midelt, Morocco. Now there's not much around and the landscape appears rather desolate - it is after all in the high plains of Morocco lying between the Middle and High Atlas mountains.



Mt Bromo Hubris

I enjoyed my 4.00am chicken porridge and steaming coffee as I watched scores of young backpackers trudging past on their way to see the sun rise over Indonesia from the top of Mt Bromo, Java.

They had been walking for at least two hours from lodgings miles down the valley.

Darren Adams