i’ve gone travelling…. hi.

I might write about my adventures here…

“hello. its andrew from rayment recruitment..” January 31, 2007

Filed under: bali,indonesia,surfing — lukeo @ 11:57 am

so i was just watching a little bit of rugrats in indonesian early last night when my phone rings for like the first time in 6 months. i see it is a chelmsford number, so i’m thinking, oooooh. till i answer it and get told that there is some work going tonight if i want any. i set him straight telling him i’m actually in bali, so i probably won’t be able to make it. it was probably working at the milk factory again anyway, so i haven’t missed out on anything.

anyway. i am in bali as i just mentioned. its well good. in kuta where i am, it is pretty touristy, but in a nice sort of way, and it is still very asian. the whole vibe here is surfing, with loads and loads of proper surf shops all the way along the main road. quicksilver, billabong, roxy, mooks etc etc. selling real stuff at real low prices.

the beach here, although not the nicest one i have been to, is long and all the way along are groups of indo’s with four or five surf boards to hire out. so i have had 3 days here surfing on the mental bali waves, on a really nice 7 foot board. it is so good to have a board which is not 9 foot long. i can actually do proper turns on it its great fun. 😀

apart from the wickedness of surfing, it has been really painful sometimes. firstly, my nipples are red raw, and so are two of my little moles on my stomach. even with a rash vest on,they just rub and get sore. poor little things. then theres the cuts on my knees, back of my knees, thigh, and fingers from the board and fins whacking into my constantly. its prettyhairy out there, but its all great fun.

all in all, surfing in kuta is good. even if it is the worst time for surfing here apparently. i haveto come back in august….


photographical picturage. January 27, 2007

Filed under: australia,photos — lukeo @ 11:44 am

okay folks.

i have spent a warm and mildly stressful couple of hours sorting through 2 gigabytes of photos to bring you the best and most beautiful, the sexiest and most far fetched photos that i could possibly hope to do. i HOPE that they will appear on some kind of chronological order when you click on the photostream link on the right, (or CLICK HERE). so please, look look look.

i haven’t tagged, described or named any of the photos (yet. though maybe ever, depends on .. ya know.. my willingness to be a slave to the keyboard for a few more hours). so here is i rough idea of what they are:

great ocean road tour
blue mountains
more sydney
NYE in sydney
port maquarie
byron bay
fraser island

(although when you look at them they will be the newest ones first. so fraser island first, then melbourne at the end.)

 pretty much. enjoy folks. x


air asia… suck

Filed under: Uncategorized — lukeo @ 6:21 am

grr they are annoying. the whole flight was nothing but hassel yesterday. starting with the fact that they check in 2 hours before the flight not 3, and i got there half an hour early cause of lack of regular shuttle buses, so i had to wait an hour an a half before anything happened.

 then i find out they have a 15kg luggage allowance, which is just stupid as every other airline is 20kgs. so after they forced me to check in my guitar, my luggage was 3kg over (though they tried to charge me for 4kg, i fought that charge). so eventually i pay and get it all over with, not happy, and extremely tired.

finally on the flight, they are rock hard chairs made of stone or lead or something, and apparently i’m not allowed to put my bag under the chair in front of me… whatever.

then eventually after hassel at KL airport, with the fact they don’t have any working cash machines so therefore i had no money except USD25 i happened to have in my wallet. if it wasn’t for that i would have been thoroughly screwed and stuck at another airport for another night. eventually i get to a hostel, which was quite a cool place, despite being diiirrrty, but it was a fun night and fully airconditioned dorm which was sweet. i was booked into a different hostel for tonight, so i head there this morning, check in, unpack everything, and find that the baaaasstards at air asia have broke my guitar, after all that!. thats why i told them i didn’t want to check it in but they forced me to. so i’m not happy.

 i got another flight with them tomorrow, so i am gonna head down there early and have words with them. and try and go through the rigmorale (is that a word) of getting a big ass refund on my broken guitar. i paid the extra 2 pound for extra insurance, so they should give me some money back.

anyway, apart from that, kuala lumpa seems pretty cool. and very hot. only here for a 2 days, but i’m back for a few more in a couple of weeks, which will be cool.


and as they thought he was dead… January 26, 2007

Filed under: ashes,australia,bangkok,east coast,long,thailand,travelling — lukeo @ 5:25 am

… he returned to write upon this magical book of his deeds and movements across the great south east of the world.

yes, folks. if anyone is still looking at this site (which according to the blog stats a good handful of people a day are) I have returned to write muchly upon it of what has happened to me, what is happening to me, and what will happen to me in the future. indeed, one of the major things that has happened in the last four weeks is the blessing of being able to read to future. i can tell you for one thing that at least two of you are going to stop reading this because of my blabbering, and then at least two more are going to force them selves to continue to read it just to seem nice.

please, theres lots more, click the link to read on: