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Tasmania: rough and untamed?

Loved it, loved it and loved it! That’s my introduction to everyone who asks me about Tasmania. Except the fact that after the desert and all the gorgeous beaches 15 […]

Posted by: Lisette

Country: Australia

Date: January 15, 2005

Newcastle’s Wines

Newcastle is an interesting place to be after young, hip and surfing Byron Bay. It is my understanding that Newcastle used to be an industrial town, but is has changed […]

Posted by: Lisette

Country: Australia

Date: January 5, 2005

‘Lighthousing’ on New Year’s Eve

Actively I started walking to Byron Bay’s lighthouse, pheww some stairs! It just kept going and going and going. Beautiful walk and absolutely well worth for the views and the […]

Posted by: Lisette

Country: Australia

Date: January 3, 2005

Byron Bay’s Bed Crisis

And here I am in beachy Byron Bay. The sand is everywhere! My arrival was not so great… No problems with the bus, but the youth hostel that was supposed […]

Posted by: Lisette

Country: Australia

Date: December 29, 2004

Christmas 2004

On Christmas Eve I chose to attend a service at the Cathedral of St. Stephens in Brisbane. The service was of course quite similar to a Christmas service in the […]

Posted by: Lisette

Country: Australia

Date: December 27, 2004

Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells sung by true Ozzies! Lyrics: Dashing through the bush, in a rusty Holden ute, Kicking up the dust, esky in the boot, Kelpie by my side, singing Christmas […]

Posted by: Lisette

Country: Australia

Date: December 25, 2004

My Ozzie Family

It’s time to visit my Ozzie family that I met during my first weeks in Australia, driving through the outback. They live in Ipswich, which is located close to Brisbane. […]

Posted by: Lisette

Country: Australia

Date: December 21, 2004

Springbrook National Park

Woot! I’m back in the rainforest. We actually only went in for a couple of kilometers but ah.. The views were grandiose! (Think 50-meter high waterfalls) Also, keep remembering I […]

Posted by: Lisette

Country: Australia

Date: December 20, 2004

City Girl

As soon as I arrived in Brisbane I fell in love with Brissy, aka BrisVegas. It is a sparkly, lively town with beautiful building, restaurants, and shops. I am excited […]

Posted by: Lisette

Country: Australia

Date: December 19, 2004

Rocky, the Dromedary

I am not embarrassed to admit I wanted to ride a camel. It was actually great fun. Rocky was huge, smelled and I was slightly afraid of his big, chewy […]

Posted by: Lisette

Country: Australia

Date: December 16, 2004