Playing Spot The Hippy at Byron Bay

Trip Start Apr 28, 2009
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Trip End Jun 11, 2009


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Flag of Australia  , New South Wales,
Sunday, June 7, 2009


As I've already mentioned i didn't schedule my trip very well and i literally just have enough time to get to my flight in Sydney. So, Byron Bay was a really short trip. The bus rolled in town as the sun was setting (it was actually on on really spectacular sunset) and I had to leave early in the morning. But, of what i did see in Byron Bay made me feel like I should have spent a load of time here. Back in the 60's there was a bit of a hippie festival held in Byron Bay and they liked it so they decided to stay. As the story goes they have been there since along with a load of "surfies". The people here gives the town a really cool, laid back vibe. Apparently there is also some really good surfing out of Byron as well. I imagine if/when I come back i would stay in Byron Bay for a while and experience some of the surfer bum lifestyle.

Of what time i did spend there most was in the local bar 'Cheeky Monkeys'. It just so happened that it was there 20 year anniversary or something so there was a load of games and prizes. All the bar staff were wearing some pretty scary looking clown makeup and they had bit of on on circus act with people hanging from ropes and what not. I managed to win a couple of beers in the trivial pursuit game and had a fun night.

I may have had a little to much fun though as a woke up in the morning and forgot to checkout before loading up on the bus. It also happened that the hostel had the highest key deposit I've experienced at $20. So that was a bit of any expensive souvenir. Anyways the next stop is surf camp which I'm pretty excited about.
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