So many flashbacks come to my mind reminiscing about my backpacking adventures in Australia. The adventurous feeling of not knowing if you’ll like your next destination; the amazing and dreamlike tropical, lush, beaches; the strange and often colourful animals.
Seeing the sunrise above the water in Kakadu National Park is etched in my memory, and it was utterly smashing to have my Ozzie ‘family’ at our wedding five years later!
And, .. ah.. Uluru. Boringly named Ayers Rock by the English in 1874, Uluru is sacred to the Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. In the middle of the desert, there is suddenly this formidable and beautiful sandstone formation. The origins of Uluru go back to the Dreamtime era in which ancestral spirit beings created the world.
Please note this is a personal blog about traveling the world around us.
I’ve been asked quite a few times about my favourite places and tours in Australia, so I figured ending my blogging about Australia should be about my fav places. To me, these places hold something special because of a triangle of personal interests: nature, history and the people.
In hindsight, I believe I saw and did too much in a very short time because I couldn’t really appreciate the beauty of nature and tried to be invisible during the tour. So here is a slightly negative (and unfair?) blog post about the Great Ocean Road.
And so I was off, back to Adelaide, again. Loved Fitzgerald River National Park and Cape Le Grand National Park had gorgeous, paradise-like, beaches!
Whoo hoo, I spent ten amazing days in the bush and desert! I had such a great time with newly made friends, learned a lot about Aboriginal culture, saw Uluru, smelled and tasted the desert and walked a fair bit. I decided to use Heading Bush for my tour and that was well chosen in hindsight.
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