Subject: Hello Mr.Moxon :D
Posted: 27 Apr 2012 10:35 pm
Good morning! How are you?
Im Erica, turning 22 and from Korea, now im living Australia for Working holiday.
Ive just read your article about 'Nullarbor' the longest way in Australia!
your article is so funny, really useful and bloody interesting to me even my english is not too good. and every pictures are looks so good! i can feel 'Amazing Australia' through your all of articles about AUS.
mm.. an article about Nullarbor was written at 6 years ago, so maybe you couldn't remember all the things. but if you still remember your car, could you tell me what kinds of car did you used in that Nullarbor travel?
Now im bunbury, and have a plan to go to adelaide by car. so I have to get some information about that LONG road, but my country is quite small(maybe 5~600km is the longest highway in korea..) and Im sure that 90% of korean young peoples(who can get a WHV) are don't have any experience to driving more than 1000km long.
so its too hard to get someone's advice in korean community.
anyway, it will be start at few days later. I dont have many experience to travel alone, but it doesn't matter to me. I'm never worry about everything except problem of the car.. so I just want to make sure there is a car something fit on long-term travel.
I hope my Eucalyptus(its my green wagon's name haha, HOLDEN COMMODORE 94') will can stand this trip ;S
I hope your everything's going to be really good!
have a good day:)
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Posted: 30 Apr 2012 12:44 pm
> if you still remember your car, could you tell me what kinds of car did you used in that Nullarbor travel?
Definitely! It is 16 years ago now that I drove the Nullarbor Desert, and I did it in a 1977 Toyota Corona, called Oz. Here's what I wrote when I bought him:
Here is his first proper breakdown:
And here is me selling him after driving more than 30,000km around Australia:
He was a fantastic car, despite being 20 years old when I bought him. If your car is reasonably reliable and you make sure you pack lots of spare food and water, plus some spare fuel if you can, then you should be fine. The road across the Nullarbor is excellent, and it's an easy (but very long) drive, so you should be OK as long as you take it easy and your car is OK for a 1000-mile drive. Hopefully Eucalyptus (a great name!) will be fine.
Good luck! It's an incredible journey, and it's a real sense of achievement to get to the other side. Have fun!
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