Category Archives for "Australia"

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A Quick Guide to Perth, Australia

  The capital of western Australia, Perth has made a name for itself as a land of beautiful stretches of beach, year-round sunshine and an astonishingly diverse culture. Polynesian, Asian and European influences abound, making this one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the region. Despite recent modernizations, it retains its old town, community charm, […]

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Photo of the Week: Sydney Opera House

This is world famous Sydney‘s Opera House as seen from Harbour Bridge on a clear day. It takes about 30-45 minutes to walk at a leisurely pace from the Opera House to the spot where this picture was taken, but without a doubt the view is well worth it- the photo does not convey how […]

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7 Photo of The Week: Lifeguard Tower

After a relaxing day at world famous surf break Snapper Rocks I took ths picture of the sun setting behind a lifeguard tower in Coolangatta, Australia. About 15 minutes before we had enjoyed a show put on by a couple of humpback whales (you can see a picture from a distance here) that were jumping […]

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16 Planning a Road Trip in Australia

Road trips in Australia are in a league of their own because most people do not realize that Australia is actually a large country. Almost as big as the continental United States, Australia features a variety of different climates and landscapes. One great way to explore the coasts and Outback of Australia is to take […]

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5 Photo of the Week

Cities are made for humans but as we all know there are a few animals that have made them their home as well. In most places around the world these animals are pigeons, mice, rats, plenty of insects, dogs, cats and others of the sort.  But come to Australia and again things are a little […]

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17 Australia Road Trip: Brisbane to Sydney

After exploring the area around Brisbane we were ready to begin our next road trip in Australia which would take us from Brisbane to Sydney in 5 days. The sun was shining, it was pleasantly warm and the conditions were ideal for one of our long waited journeys. Happy as we were with our free […]

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5 Photo of the Week

Australia is a land of spectacular natural wonders, great beaches and exciting people and not surprisingly travelers flock there every year to enjoy this great country. During our trip a few months ago we were driving with our campervan through a small town and reached a small fishing harbour set right besides some rocks when […]

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21 Australia road trip: Sydney to Melbourne

Happy as we were with our free camper van we left Sydney heading South to Jervis Bay , our first stop which had been recommended by Tim. Along the way there are great stopovers: beautiful seaside villages like Kiama where we stopped for a coffee (I recommend you pull over too) or youthful Wollongong, home […]

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11 Visiting Melbourne, Australia (again)

Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria state in Australia, and is the second largest of this huge (albeit empty) country. Melbourne is known for its European flavour, changing weather, growing industry and laid back atmosphere despite its economic importance.  It is the city where visiting bars is a must, horse racing is the most […]

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16 Visiting Sydney, Australia

Host of the 2000 Olympic Games Sydney is an always popular city with plenty of free entertainment, and with this in mind we arrived on a day the weather was not at its best but fair enough to do some siteseing and perhaps most important, try to figure out how we were going to get […]

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4 Brisbane, Australia

While in Bali our initial plan was to fly into Cairns and visit the Great Barrier Reef, but the high costs of getting there made us change our plans and fly into Brisbane instead via Darwin with Jetstar. Tourism in Brisbane isn’t as big as it is in other parts of Australia, but there are many […]

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