‘Crossing Continents with Top Deck, the travel revolution of the 70s-90s’

Top Deck double deckers offered a revolutionary form of long-distance transport from the 70s to the 90s. The large Bristish Lodekkas carried under 35s for Top Deck Travel vast distances through SE Asia, the Middle East and Australia in a new innovative mode of no frills adventure tourism. Taken on by Top Deck as a double decker bus driver in early 1977, the author conducted back to back European tours for a year before he was set loose on his first overland tour, London to Kathmandu and return. A three-week dash to Kathmandu stumbling into t

The Cops, not just a job

Trevor Carroll worked in the travel industry throughout Europe and the war torn  Middle East for five years before returning home to Australia, and a job with the NSW Police Force. In 1982 his baptism of fire began in the cauldron of Cabramatta as it was at that time. It was here that the seasoned Cabramatta cops taught him the job. After three busy years with cops that were not known to take a backward step he was posted to the supposedly peaceful town of Forster. There, he worked alone more often than not, facing daily challenges i