Sydney – Part 2

Everything in Sydney is about the harbor.  As one non-Sydney (how do you call someone who lives in Sydney?) resident told me Sydney is the harbor with 5% that have a view of it and 95% who want to have a view of the harbor.  Any property with view of the harbor gets an instantContinue reading “Sydney – Part 2”

Sydney

When one mentions Australia there are two things that come to mind, especially after the Olympics of 2000, Sydney and beaches.  Well it is all for a good reason.  If there is one place that you can visit in Australia it has to be the state of New South Wales.  I wondered why it isContinue reading “Sydney”

Great Ocean Road – Part 2

As far as coffee places is concerned, I stand corrected, I actually have seen a Starbucks it was empty and it is the first one after driving for about 8000km since we got here in the beginning of February and that is fine by me. The drive on the Great Ocean Road was planned fromContinue reading “Great Ocean Road – Part 2”

The Great Ocean Road and coffee!

This will be a short post as we are at the airport right now and we will board our flight to Sydney shortly.  So I will start with the important things first, got to keep our priorities straight.  Coffee!  I have yet to taste bad coffee here in Australia and there are coffee houses everywhere.Continue reading “The Great Ocean Road and coffee!”

Melbourne

Well, we have been here in Melbourne for the past few days and it is definitely a different Australia to the Australia that we have seen up to now.  Our first impression of Melbourne is that it is a metropolis.  It has a nice skyline with sky scrapers, office buildings and a victorian era trainContinue reading “Melbourne”

The road to Melbourne

Well after a month in South Australia it was time to move on.  After all there are 6 states in total and two territories (NT and ACT), which in effect do function as States though.  We had to swap our hired car as the inspection light came on, so after sweet talking Bill the GreekContinue reading “The road to Melbourne”

The Red Center

Well, it has been a month since we arrived in Australia and about half our time here has passed.  It has been a wonderful month… an awesome month. One thing that you realize once you are on the same road for over 600km and seen road signs advertising rest areas 500km ahead, a road whereContinue reading “The Red Center”

Stuart Highway

Well, on the 22nd of Feb we were all ready to go.  We woke up early, too early for Beth but exactly right when you consider that midday on our road the temperatures could reach 40C plus easily.  If you have a map go take it out and trace your finger along the route thatContinue reading “Stuart Highway”

Adelaide Hills, the Wine Country and the beach town

This past week we have spent meeting with friends of Beth and Beth’s parents. Beth left Australia in 1981 and she was 8 years old at that time. I am surprised how much she remembers from back then. Of course they had seen each other since then but there was a lot of talk aboutContinue reading “Adelaide Hills, the Wine Country and the beach town”

Adelaide, SA – Part 3

Adelaide seems to be one of the forgotten cities in Australia.  It seems forgotten as not many people outside this country have heard anything about it, and within Australia it seems to be bypassed by just about everybody, they go to Perth or Melbourne, of course Sydney, maybe Brisbane but not Adelaide.  We have notContinue reading “Adelaide, SA – Part 3”

Our first Outback Experience – Part 2

Although we had seen signs warnings us of Kangaroos we had not seen one yet but as soon as we turned off the main road to head to Wilpena Pound Resort (a fancy name for an excellent motel that was trying to be more than it should) we saw Emus and Kangaroos. There is somethingContinue reading “Our first Outback Experience – Part 2”

Our first experience in the Outback – Part 1

Before I go on to describe our excursion into the Flinders Ranges, which in effect is in the Outback I want to give you an idea of how big and diversified Australia is.  The basics that you might have heard before is that Australia is the only continent that is a country and the only country thatContinue reading “Our first experience in the Outback – Part 1”