4 January 2009

No frills: Here are some photos of Sydney… Continue | Weiter »

img_1983.jpgTo cut a long story short: It’s nearly impossible. But let me start from the beginning… After the Great Alpine Road had teased us with great views, we wanted more. Therefore we decided that a visit to the Blue Mountains was mandatory… Continue | Weiter »

img_1706.jpgThe travel plans for after we’re leaving Melbourne hadn’t really been made out yet. Sydney, yes, but what route? Consulting brochures and locals, we decided to take the ‘Great Alpine Road’ because it promised spectacular scenery and a totally unexpected side of Australia. Continue | Weiter »

31 December 2008

img_0424.jpgWe would have visited Melbourne anyway at some stage during our travels, but how great is it for Jason to have his brother there? We’ve cleverly combined a city visit with a family visit, and things were just great. So great, I didn’t even get around to updating the blog as much as I wanted to :-) Continue | Weiter »

img_0012.jpgWe were in Ballarat, Australia, and it all looked very weird to us: Hundreds of white canvas tents were set up, with uncomfortable wooden bedframes and old-fashioned oil lamps. People sat next to a creek washing the sand, inspecting it all the time to see if it was clean yet. Continue | Weiter »

img_0172.jpgA much anticipated part of our journey was the drive along the ‘Great Ocean Road’. It’s a coastal road south-west of Melbourne which hugs to a very rugged coastline. It boasts with free-standing stone pillars, arches and caves that bear names such as “The Twelve Apostles”, “London Bridge” or “The Grotto”. Continue | Weiter »

img_9963.jpgIt’s been a while since we’ve been to Adelaide (Dec 23), but still, I would like to post some photos on the website. What I didn’t know until my Mom told me is where the name “Adelaide” comes from: The city was named after Adelheid von Sachsen-Meiningen, Queen Escort of William IV. Those Thuringians again… Continue | Weiter »

A look back at past days of travel. We have left Alice Springs on December 19 to go to Hermannsburg (West MacDonnell Range), and then drove via Alice Springs to Uluru )Ayers Rock) where we’ve spent the entire next day. Continue | Weiter »

29 December 2008

img_2708.jpgJust a brief text to accompany the Alice Springs photos I’ve just uploaded. I quite liked ‘The Alice’ as they say here. It’s sort of ‘private’, far away from anywhere else. We’ve stayed at a Motel for two nights that an overbooked Backpacker Hostel referred us to, and it seemed like a 5-star Luxury Palace after the dirt of the Outback! Continue | Weiter »

img_2558.jpg“Devil’s Marbles” is a sight along the Stuart Highway near Tennant Creek, and one of the places we’ve visited during our road trip through the middle of Australia. Gigantic granite boulders have been eroded into stunning formations. Most of them are round(ish) which is why they are referred to as ‘marbles’. Continue | Weiter »

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