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Dan

Just your average guy doing his 9 - 5 job as a Senior Payroll Officer by day, writing about his travel adventures and hopefully giving you inspiration and ideas for your next travel adventure here at loneXplorer...

Rome to Greece via Ferry: Day 16 Topdeck Mega European Tour
in Greece, Italy, Topdeck Mega European

Rome to Greece via Ferry: Day 16 Topdeck Mega European Tour

This leg of our Topdeck Mega European Tour isn’t the most exciting part of the trip as we continue, a not very exciting day awaits us today with our destination being Greece, except today is made up of a long drive from Rome up north west to the Italian port city of Ancona for an overnight ferry to Greece. MAY 16, 2012 – Rome to Igoumenitsa We left bright...

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09 Aug 2012
Florence to Rome & Vatican City: Day 14 & 15 Topdeck Mega European Tour
in Italy, Topdeck Mega European, Vatican City

Florence to Rome & Vatican City: Day 14 & 15 Topdeck Mega European Tour

Still feeling a little under the weather it was time to leave Florence and continue our Topdeck Mega European Tour heading to one of the highlight cities of the tour Rome. Today we make a stopover at the small town of Orvieto before heading straight to Rome where on arrival we will have a three hour walking tour of the city, one of the best...

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08 Aug 2012
French Riviera to Venice: Day 10 & 11 Topdeck Mega European Tour
in Italy, Topdeck Mega European

French Riviera to Venice: Day 10 & 11 Topdeck Mega European Tour

This morning we continue on our Topdeck Mega European Tour as we leave the costal city of Nice and France until we once again enter the country to make our way back to London at the end of the tour. We are heading further east today crossing the border into Italy with our destination being the canal loving city of Venice for the next two nights. Before we arrive...

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06 Aug 2012
Barcelona to Nice & Monaco – Day 08 & 09 Topdeck Mega European Tour
in France, Monaco, Topdeck Mega European

Barcelona to Nice & Monaco – Day 08 & 09 Topdeck Mega European Tour

This morning we continue on our journey through Europe having already reach our second week on the Topdeck Mega European Tour. Our departure this morning will be from the Catalonian city of Barcelona as we head east back into France to check out the sites of Nice and Monaco on the French Riviera. The tour will stay in the area for two nights before we head onto Italy,...

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05 Aug 2012
Lauterbrunnen to Avignon – Day 05 Topdeck Mega European Tour
in France, Topdeck Mega European

Lauterbrunnen to Avignon – Day 05 Topdeck Mega European Tour

Today it is another early start to the the morning as we depart the beautiful village of Lauterburnnen at the foot hills of the Swiss Alps to continue our Topdeck Mega European Tour. On our travels today we head back into France and drive west with our destination being the small historic town of Avignon for just one night. This historic area is UNESCO World Heritage listed.

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01 Aug 2012
Paris to Lauterbrunnen and the Swiss Alps – Day 03 & 04 Topdeck Mega European Tour
in Switzerland, Topdeck Mega European

Paris to Lauterbrunnen and the Swiss Alps – Day 03 & 04 Topdeck Mega European Tour

Today was another bright and early start to the day as we get ready for the next part of our Topdeck Mega European adventure leaving Paris and France for the time being, we begin day three of our tour by heading to the beautiful country of Switzerland, more specifically to the town of Lauterbrunnen. Lauterbrunnen is a small village south of the city of Bern the capital city of Switzerland.

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09 May 2012
London to Paris – Day 01 & 02 Topdeck Mega European Tour
in England, France, Topdeck Mega European

London to Paris – Day 01 & 02 Topdeck Mega European Tour

Today is the first day of our epic 49 day tour of the European continent with tour company Topdeck, we are embarking on the longest tour they offer, the 49 Day Mega European Tour. The first two days of the tour take in the sights of Paris, but before making it to France we need to check in with our tour leader at the Clink Hostel where three other tours were leaving on the same day, very hectic.

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09 May 2012
A mega European tour begins in London
in England, Topdeck Mega European

A mega European tour begins in London

I have embarked on my greatest adventure yet, my very first trip outside of Australia and not just any trip. I will be spending a whole two months exploring the most popular and well-known destinations around Europe and I will be bringing you all my experiences right here on loneXplorer. During my time on this epic two month adventure I will be spending time in the capital of the United Kingdom, London.

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05 May 2012
GALLERY: Lizard Island Sunsets
in Queensland

GALLERY: Lizard Island Sunsets

Today marks 6 months of living and working on Lizard Island and ever since arriving one of my personal favourite things to do in the evening when I’m not occupied with work is to view the many changing aspects of the island’s sunset. On a clear night each month provides a different view as we move from the dry season (winter) to the wet season...

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28 Feb 2011
First adventure away from Lizard Island
in Queensland

First adventure away from Lizard Island

How time flies it is now 2011 and for myself a minor achievement in that March 1 will mark the sixth month of living and working on Lizard Island in Far North Queensland. One of the perks of working on the island is that every three months employees are entitled to a free return flight to Cairns of which I took advantage of before Christmas....

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22 Feb 2011
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