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Travelling Around Australia in a VW

We were on the road in Australia in our from January 2004 late August the same There were so many we visited that it would be to write about all these here, especially as we’ve done just that in web site. Suffice it to say that the old took us all down the east through the capital, Canberra, to Melbourne and over to Tasmania making the final long 5-day) push across the Plain (and did us proud).

We had around high and low in Cairns for a van to take us around Aus, but saw anything that really our eyes. We did start to feel at times, and could so easily rushed in to make an offer on any old just to get us on the road. Perhaps it was but every time we saw a beaten-up L300 or Toyota Hiace and a call, these vans already sold. Just as then, otherwise we wouldn’t seen an advert for a ’75 with ‘fresh interior, mag

Our first glimpse of the van was in the evening never a good time to a vehicle — and I can remember as it came down the road, did a and then pulled up in front of us ‘this was a good van’. Gut was right on this, and both and I had the same feeling. So, we gave it a look at under the street and said we’d let the owner

Our first viewing of the van. reactions: very favourable.

We had the next morning to go to a car market, and it would be wise to at least the market a chance. However, later this evening we itching to phone up and make an

The next morning came, and the car was very sparse. Nothing was right for us, so after giving it an to fill up a little, we admitted then got on the phone to make an on the Kombi, sincerely hoping we had not left this one too late Moments later, we had the news we — the Kombi was still and the owner accepted our offer for AU$2700, accepted AU$2250).

There were no fittings in the so we would have to get some put in, and other things like needed doing.

Nothing to see move along now, to see.

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There was also no on the van, no road-worthy certificate, so would all cost extra to get us on the The saddest part was that we got a bunch of potentially useful — including an entire and four perfectly good — that we simply had to because we couldn’t take around with us. Makes you

All the spares that we had to ditch at the of our travels.

Over the next few we would find ourselves all sorts of little jobs on the van which soon became as Ethel — but I had to remind that this was just a home — we shouldn’t do too Repairs along the way also to the costs. By the time we got to Perth the end of our 18,000km drive around Aus selling Ethel was quite in more ways than

Perth is an extremely isolated — Mumbai, India, is to Perth than Sydney is. might suggest that you a captive audience to sell a but in winter time when are not many backpackers around, not easy to sell a van like (even if she is a nice condition and you can’t go to the next big city [Here’s our ‘VW For Sale’ that we originally registered the name VWkombi.com for.]

Ethel with Perth’s Business District in the background.

We want to sell it at a cut-price (like so many travellers do just to get out of the country), but then did we have to? This was our van, and we had good care of it, but for whom the next buyers? You wouldn’t your kids to be well-rounded, young adults only to them to another family Here, have them we’ve done all the hard for you!. So, we looked into our Kombi back to the UK; it would be so to come back home and up the van and take it for a new adventure. Of course, we tell anyone about at the time — there’s like a surprise!

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