After nearly 2,5 months we are preparing for the final couple hundred kilometres from Airlie Beach to Brisbane.
In the time that would normally get us close to Austria, we now drove the distance from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay. This gave us ample time to reflect on our current state of travel. Our new mode of transport is called Mandy. She is modern. With her airconditioning, smooth stirring and properly working reverse […]
James Cook might have been a brilliant explorer, but he was less good at remembering the days of the week. Not knowing it was actually already Monday, he named the islands after the Christian holiday Whitsunday, which is when he thought he had arrived.
That is what’s on the menu in the Tablelands region.
To all those of you who think that Australia and New Zealand are more similar than different: think again.
We had mentally been preparing ourselves for the skin-burning heat Australia is so famous for, for nearly 2 months. Imagine our surprise when we arrived at Melbourne airport with a comfortable 18° degrees and talk of rain in two days…
Or put differently: waiting on mount Cook to dry, which seems to be equally hard to do.
This country can truly bring tears to your eyes and leave you with a lump in your throat.