Nursy, Elche, Spain


Posted Aug 14, 2010, 9:20 pm
Hello, my name is Nursy, that is because I'm a little nurse. I would like to start my travel as soon as posible.

I love travel and know new places, customs, people, food, songs,... oooh lovely world.

Now I have to find some place to be hosted.


Posted Aug 30, 2010, 8:37 am
Hello friends! I'm so happy, this afternoon I will travel to Australia!! Can you believe that?!

I have 4 more host for after Australia, I will visit:
Becka Kate from Australia too.
Rizhaja son of Moscow.
CandleAshes from New York.
Pink and gray from os Angeles.
Florcis from Buenos Aires.

It's amazing.

This morning me and my mum look in a map where I'm going to be, it is so far from my home!!

Posted Sep 10, 2010, 1:14 am
Hi Mum

I arrived in Australia today... emo_kid said she will help me post some photo's soon, and we're going to the city this weekend... Im excited :)

Love Nursy xox

Posted Sep 10, 2010, 6:28 am
Hi Mum

Bruno Synapse and Lenny were there to welcome me...
See I arrived in one piece... emo_kid says thankyou for the postcard :)

So as long as the rain holds off for one day, we'll be going to the city this weekend... :)

Love Nursy xox

Posted Sep 17, 2010, 1:30 am
Hi Mum
It rained all weekend, so we didn't go into the city, but I will; I'll make sure it happens...

Rosario arrived from San Diego today...

When we got home i met Atila & Maximus
Later we had a look at pictures for tattoos that emo_kid will get
Then we all had a group hug with Itci

emo_kid walks to work everyday, and passes a primary school. Out the front they have these Giant Pencils
and someone has painted the side of the toilet block
How cool is that?

Unfortuantly it's supposed to rain all this weekend as well, but apparently we're all going to help punk_boi fix his car...

Love Nursy xox

Posted Sep 24, 2010, 2:10 am
Hi Mummy

punk_boi has been sick, so we haven't been able to help fix his car :(

Bussi arived today. He thought he'd been kidnapped by pirates...

This is where emo_kid works.
this is where we were hiding :)

when we got home i got more cuddles with Itci
Itci said i smell pretty

Love Nursy xox

Posted Sep 24, 2010, 2:18 am
Hi Mummy

Today I got to help out around the office, by printing labels for filing

I had some coffee

and then we had lunch. emo_kid had a chicken and salad roll,
but she doesn't like grated carrott, so we got it. YUM!!!

In the afternoon we went looking for memorabilia and stumbled across this WWII monument

and while waiting for punk_boi to finish work, we checked out the fake Eiffel Tower on Park rd

Later today we're going to the city (YAH!!!) :)

Love Nursy xox

Posted Sep 27, 2010, 2:56 am
Hi Mum

OMG, we finally got to go into the city... So exciting.
Here's me on the bus going in
We walked around for a bit and found this cool looking church. There are heaps of churches in the city.
This is city hall. We weren't allowed to go inside, but here's some interesting information about it.
"City hall was erected between 1920 and 1930 and is heritage listed. The sandstone-faced building features a finely detailed main entrance topped by a 92 metre clock tower. It is currently undergoing renovations."
This is the Treasury Building, formerly the Queensland Government Treasury Building, but now it is the Treasury Casino. It was built between 1886 and 1928 in three stages. It is Located at the end of Queen st Mall. There’s accommodation and of course, gambling, so naturally we weren’t allowed in.
Next we found some Kangaroo’s… They’re not real kangaroos though; they’re made out of scrap metal.
Then we met Adrian Burragubba, a native aboriginal, who busks in the Queen st mall. He’s been doing it for the past 16 years, and has even fought the government over aboriginal wages. He comes from a community in central Queensland. We didn’t want to disturb his music, so we had a group photo with him. He sits on genuine Kangaroo skin and plays the didgeridoo and clapsticks. He is dressed in traditional aboriginal dress and body paint. We were all nervous, but it was so interesting and unlike anything ive heard before.
Next we stumbled across “The Drovers”. They were originally created as part of Expo ’88, and were part of a series of 80 sculptures displaying people in everyday situations in Australia. In 1989 they were purchased by Department if Primary Industries and installed in there present location, out the front of the Department if Primary Industries building on Ann st. In 2005, they were re-created in cast aluminium to preserve them for generations to come. The drovers represent the old swagmen around a camp fire.
We found this really interesting statue of a man on horseback, giving a lady water and food, with lots of children standing around. I’m not sure what it all means, but they look cool.
Next we saw this, it’s an old Servants home, which was built in 1865 and bought in 1873 by the Brisbane School of Arts. Here’s some information about it.
Although it wasn’t very interesting inside, as it’s being used as an art gallery / coffee shop now, we got to sign the guest book.
Sadly it was then time to go back to work. Here we are on the train.
Im exhausted now, so im going to sleep.

Love Nursy xox

Posted Sep 29, 2010, 3:51 am
Hi Mum

Bruno had to go home today, to ensure he arrived in time for his mums birthday...
We had a little treat of m&m's YUM!!!
and then said goodbye, he looks comfortable in there...

Did you hear about the Roller Derby on the 16th Oct??? Im a bit excited...

Love Nursy xox

Posted Oct 19, 2010, 5:27 am

Hi Mum

Well the following are bits and pieces from over the last few days. The rain just wont go away, so we haven't been out much. :(

On the way home the other day, we found a rat. He wasn't to healthy so we gave him some water. He survived :)
And I had to have my photo taken with this Ferrari we spotted

On Sunday was emo_kids birthday. She only has punk_boi here, so not many presents, and we just had a quiet one at home.

The roller derby got cancelled, but emo_kid made me a dress

Today there were 2 packages waiting for us.
The first was Sweet Mimi
And the next was Miguel
This is Miguel's first trip :)

Well bye for now,

Love Nursy

Posted Oct 20, 2010, 5:40 am
Hi Mum

Today im going to NSW... WOW :) emo_kid said it wouldn't take me long to get there... Hope not. Because im leaving today, emo_kid and the other TVs threw a going away party for me, Lenny and Bussi.

Lenny, Bussi and I shared a cookie (cause they're so BIG)

I tried to take a lolly with me, but i had to eat it first.

Everyone wished me well

Bye emo_kid, hello NSW!

Love Nursy

Posted Oct 22, 2010, 9:20 am
Wow! That didn't take long at all - I'm in Sydney, and luckily have arrived just in time for the weekend!

Posted Oct 25, 2010, 11:36 am
Well, the weather this weekend was shocking - stormy on Saturday and rainy all day Sunday, so we were stuck at home  :(

Bec read in my missions that I would like to see the Norweigian fjords one day. A few years ago she travelled around Europe and visited Gerainger Fjord on her way to Nordkapp to see the midnight sun, so she shared her photos and experiences with me. I really hope I get to go there one day too!


Posted Nov 7, 2010, 1:36 am
Here's why I've been 'missing' for a while.
The weather has continued to be horrible and my host has been sick! We're hoping for an improvement in both areas soon.


Posted Nov 7, 2010, 2:45 am
It's raining, it's pouring... but we're off to Sydney Airport for the Staff Open Day, celebrating QANTAS's 90th Birthday.
IMG_7022 by becka_kate, on Flickr

Who wants to check out the planes, get out of the rain and maybe see the cockpit? Me!!
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Do you recognise this plane's symbol? QANTAS is Australia's national airline and has the world's best safety record (despite the eventsof the last week!)  It is Australia's largest airline and the world's second oldest continuously operating airline.

These things are HUGE!
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It was a long wait to get into the cockpit, so I took some time to read and enjoy Business Class.
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WooHoo! The sun came out!
You might be wondering why we're at the Staff Open Day? Bec's sister works for QANTAS in that building over there.
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Guess who's plane this is?!?!?!?
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Do you know?
It's John Travolta's!!
He's an Ambassador for QANTAS and flew out to Australia, despite the baby being due in a couple of weeks, to help celebrate their birthday.
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Here's the Lockheed Constellation. Can you believe that people use to fly from Sydney to London on this? It was called the Kangaroo Route, and carried 29 passengers and 11 crew from Sydney to London, with stopovers in Darwin, Singapore, Calcutta, Karachi, Cairo and Tripoli (passengers would stay overnight in Singapore and Cairo), taking a little over three days. Now, you can do this in 23 hours, with just one stopover. (And that's tiring and uncomfortable enough! - Bec)
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We decided against seeing the A380, as it was a 2hr wait to get inside
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and went to see the Royal Flying Doctors aircraft instead, something I found much more interesting.
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The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia began in 1928 and is an emergency and primary health care service for people living in rural, remote and regional areas of Australia. It is a not-for-profit organisation which provides health care to people who are unable to access a hospital or general practice due to the huge distances of the Outback - often the closest medical services can be hours and hours of driving away.

Big rain clouds coming in... Time to head home!

Posted Nov 7, 2010, 3:14 am
Tonight we went to see Powderfinger, a great Aussie band who were playing their last ever Sydney concert. They're one Bec's favourite bands (and the creators of her favourite video clip of all time) and she was really excited that she and her friends were able to get tickets to this show.

Wanna hear them perform this song at the concert? Go here


Posted Nov 28, 2010, 1:43 pm
Just letting you know that I am safe and well. My host is in the middle of proofreading & editing 100 end of year reports for the grade she supervises at school and as soon as they're out of the way I will be able to use the computer to start my updates.
Get back to you soon - I promise!
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Posted Dec 1, 2010, 10:38 am
Today we travelled up to the Blue Mountains with friends for a girls only weekend. No boys or kids allowed.
We took in the peace and tranquility of the Leura Cascades. Unfortunately we couldn't get to main Cascades thanks to the wet and rainy weather making the path muddy and full of huge puddles.

Posted Dec 22, 2010, 2:30 am
Here I am at the beautiful Three Sisters.

The legend behind their formation says:
Long ago in the Blue Mountains there lived three little Aboriginal sisters. They were Meenhi, Wimlah and Gunnedoo, whose Witch Doctor father was called Tyawan.

Only one creature was feared by all – the Bunyip who lived in a deep hole. When Tyawan had to pass the hole, he would leave his daughters safely on the cliff behind a rocky wall. One day, waving goodbye to his daughters, he descended the cliff steps. On top of the cliff a big centipede suddenly appeared and frightened Meehni, who threw a stone at it. The stone rolled over the cliff and crashed into the valley.

Birds, animals and fairies stopped till as the rocks behind the three sisters split open, leaving them on a thin ledge.
The Three Sisters

The angry Bunyip emerged to see the terrified sisters. In the valley, Tyawan saw the Bunyip close to his daughters, so he pointed his magic bone at the girls and turned them to stone. The Bunyip then chased Tyawan, who found himself trapped, so he changed himself into a Lyre Bird. Everyone was safe, but Tyawan had dropped his magic bone. After the Bunyip had gone, Tyawan searched and searched for his bone – and he is still searching.

The Three Sisters stand silently watching him from their ledge, hoping he will find the bone to turn them back to Aboriginal girls.

As you look at the Three Sisters, you can hear Tyawan – the Lyre Bird – calling his daughters as his search for the lost bone continues.

This is the Megalong Valley. You can kind of see from the blue tinges on the horizon why the early British explorers and settlers named this area the 'Blue Mountains'.

After the lookout we took a short bush walk, but again had to turn back thanks to the huge puddles left over from weeks of rain. Aren't these gum trees magnificent?

Posted Dec 22, 2010, 2:33 am
This is Australia's Grose Canyon and, it is the second largest canyon in the world, after the Grand Canyon in the US.
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Posted Dec 22, 2010, 2:57 am
Jay-Z! Oprah! U2!! Bono! The Edge!
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Oprah's "Ultimate Audience" who she bought out here to film her Aussie shows were sitting right near us, just the other side of all those empty seats, and when she came out she sat here too!

U2 were pretty awsome as well!
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(BTW - sorry not to be in the photos, but somebody forgot to put new batteries in the camera and had to use her iPhone instead! Apparently it is impossible without having 3 hands to photgraph toyvoyagers this way!)

Posted Dec 22, 2010, 3:05 am
Tonight we saw Bon Jovi's Circle Tour (think there's a theme here - U2's concert was '360 degrees')
It was a great night, and luckily it stopped raining, so we didn't get wet.
Once again, Bec had to use the iPhone to get pics and so I'm MIA in these photos too! Sorry!

Such a gorgeous sunset behind the stage!
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Posted Dec 22, 2010, 3:36 am
So, here's what I've been up to lately...

Christmas shopping..

Learning about the local flora and fauna..
These are cicada shells. They belong to noisy insects (a lot like crickets) who hibernate underground during winter and come out when the weather is warmer. We counted 17shells on this tree alone!)
This is a Christmas bush. The cooler than normal weather this year means that it is a lot more vibrantly coloured than it has been in past years.

and Kangaroo Paw

I've helped organise Christmas cards...

Taken the dogs to the park..
(Would you believe that it had been bucketing down rain only about 10minutes before this photo was taken??)

Helped to pick out goodies to bake for Christmas lunch...

Assisted with the grocery shopping...

Helped to wrap Christmas presents...

Watched Papelbon play Mario Kart on the wii (someone my size just can't manipulate all the controls at once!)

and, caught up on my reading.


Posted Dec 25, 2010, 9:25 am
Today's Christmas Eve and so we are getting ready to celebrate.

Wonder what this is going to be?

I went looking for more clues and discovered Brandy, cherries and ginger. I think some Christmas baking is being done.

Pabelbon and I assisted with making chocolate cake, well, I supervised any way...

Mmmm Christmas cake - the result of the fruit mix I found earlier!

All the Christmas baking done - Fruit cake, chocolate and sponge.

Now to make the fillings!
Icecream with additions to go with the chocolate cake...

Of course there was still the mundane things to do like the washing!

and Bec seemed to think that today would be a good day to paint some magazine boxes to use at work.  :stare:


Posted Dec 25, 2010, 11:14 am
Tonight we visited the city to get into the Christmas spirit.
Our first stop was at the shop windows in David Jones, one of Sydney's major department stores. Every year they decorate their windows along one wall with a different theme. Some years it's a different Christmas story, other years it's Santa based. This year's was Christmas carols, with mice hidden in each scene (we don't know why!)

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Ding Dong Merrily On High

Good King Wenscelas

And of course, the Nativity (The First Noel)


Posted Dec 25, 2010, 11:41 am
Our next stop was at St Mary's Cathedral.

This year it the main site for the Lights of Christmas festival which started with the Sydney Girls Youth Choir performing two sets of carols on the cathedral steps.

They were followed by a spectacular light display which projected images of candles, flowers, butterflies, gum leaves, rain and a kaleidoscope of colours onto the Cathedral wall.

This was one of our favourite displays of the night - candles and Australian Christmas Bush flowers.

and this beautiful kaliedoscope of native flowers, which started with a single line of light tracing the rose window and slowly growing larger and larger.

At the end of the light show we posed with the nearby Christmas tree, which had the added bonus of having the famous Sydney Tower in the background!

Bec has more cathedral photos here if you're interested :)

Posted Dec 25, 2010, 11:49 am
There was also a light show at the nearby Hyde Park Barracks, which was a lot more contemporary in design and effects. We all agreed that although it was good, the Cathedral light show was  more impressive. We think the inspiration for this display was wrapping paper gone crazy  ;)
(I am in these pictures - I swear! Just hard to see in the darkness)

Posted Dec 25, 2010, 12:00 pm
Our last stop for the night was at the Christmas tree in Martin Place. This is Sydney's main tree site and is the biggest part of the city's Christmas decorations. This year the tree is 21 metres high with 58,000 LED lights, more than 300 stars and a 1500mm seven pointed shimmering tree top star.

Phew - what a busy day! Time to go home and get ready for Santa to come!

Posted Jan 25, 2011, 6:34 am
Nursey is on her way to the USA!

Posted Feb 8, 2011, 3:43 am
I made it to the U.S.A.  Pink Bunny, Grumpy, Claire and Gwen were here to greet me.  I am excited. 

Posted Mar 27, 2011, 2:58 am
Ohh, a marathon.  That sounds exciting.  I wonder what is going on.
Claire and I are in Santa Monica, at the 3rd Street Promenade.
Lots of people around.
I like the palm trees.
That is one big video game set-up.
Is it a dinosaur or is it a shrub?  This was fun.  Can't wait to see what is next.

Posted Apr 5, 2011, 3:57 am
Claire and I went to MacArthur park.  It is near downtown Los Angeles, and there is a metro stop right near it.
There were lots of birds and lots of people there.  I also hear that sometimes they shoot movies there.
You can see the fountain in the middle of water behind me.  It was a nice adventure. 

Posted Apr 10, 2011, 11:13 pm
Claire and I going to see the Fisher family.  I think they had a show on HBO called "Six Feet Under."
I guess they aren't home.  Oh well.  Better luck next time.


Posted Apr 24, 2011, 3:40 am
We are on the metro.
All aboard for a trip to downtown Los Angeles.
Here we are.  We made it.
Los Angeles does have lots of traffic.
And tall buildings.
I wonder if they can see me from the top of the building.
Claire came with me today.
She is quite nice.
It is not all tall buildings, there was this nice little section with a fountain and benches.
We had a fun day.

Posted Jun 27, 2011, 7:28 am
Hey Mommy,
we had a great time in Belgium with the scouts.
First the weather wasn´t fine and my host was sick but then it was a great weekend.
We went to Belgium by bus.
It was so much fun and everywhere German scouts (11-16 years old) and of course the leaders ...
The first night was cold and it was pretty good to sleep with my friends so we could warm each other :)
In the morning I enjoyed the silence because I woke up really early. So I took the time to read a book. But this was the last time for reading.
In this camp, called Intercamp were around 2500 scouts from different countries (England, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, America, Canada, Tschechien, Poland and Germany).
It was a great view from the banner and gaming point to the tents
The Intercamp flag was yellow like the sun
and so much children played ... me too :)
My host printed a T-Shirt with the Intercamp 2011 Logo and I tried to wear it, but it was a bit to small ;)
and she let me use her Gilwell ... WOWWWWWW
It was a great time at Intercamp 2011.

Posted Sep 2, 2011, 8:24 pm
Hello Guys,
I was on honeymoon... ok .. it wasn´t my honeymoon but the hosts honeymoon.
It was pretty good. But let´s start at the beginning.
We landed in Dublin and they lost our luggage :( so we had to wait about 2 hours but I played a little bit.
The first week I gone for a daily donkey walk. It was so great to see all the green and the nature.
The donkeys "John-Willy" and "Hero were really nice.
The donkey on the picture is "John-Willy", he had to take me in his luggage all the time .. ;)
The nature was so adorable. I saw a lot of fantastic places and ruins.
This is "Hero", he was the younger one.
It was a great time in the nature but there wasn´t so much time to photograph all the impressions.
So, I went on to Dublin City for a week and saw so much more and had more time to stop.

Posted Sep 2, 2011, 8:39 pm
The second week was so loud and full of music and fun.
I started with a sightseeing through the city.
I saw a man who made great pictures with chalk.
The weather was good but on the "needle" I had a big cloud in the backround
I went to the Leprechaun Museum (don´t do that, if you´ll go to Dublin - I was bored but the Leprechaun was so funny that I wanted to show him to you)
Here was the entry of the "losing money museum"
My host Mom had fun with me
Of course I saw a lot of pubs and I loved the atmosphere in there ... but I just took a picutre for you infront of the pub.
(too much beer ...  :rolleyes:)
It was a little bit romantic on the bridge in Dublin.
The half penny bridge is called like this because in the 19th century the took a half penny from the people so they could cross it and go to the other side.
Now there are a lot more bridges and you don´t have to pay anymore :)
I also visited the christ church.
It was a typical Irish church.
One day I met some nice girls but they didn´t spoke to me... sad but so I just stopped by and left them soon.
Here you can see the half penny bridge
Of course I drunk some Guiness in the Guiness Brewery ;)
I also visited a great museum called DUBLINIA
It was a museum with a viking and a medieval section.
Sad but true the children shoes were often made from worn out adult one
Sad but true they got us in the Medieval ;) Little joke but I took the host Mom with me for these pictures
It wasn´t allowed to take any photos in the library of the Trinity College. But it was so great that I bought 2 postcards and made a picture in the hotel for you
One of the last days I went to Bray. It is 45 minutes away from Dublin and I had a great day on the beach and in the sun.
We got the first Geocache in Europe. This was a highlight.
I climbed a little bit for it but the view was adorable.

Posted May 18, 2014, 11:11 pm
She went back home! :)