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”

A quick update

I have finally managed to get an internet connection. I had to, Lost was on a couple days ago and there is no way I am going to miss an episode, not now… ….not in the final season. Well, we had a thunderstorm yesterday and we rushed back to the hotel as flash floods areContinue reading “A quick update”

Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges, SA

After a long drive through wondeful country roads we have made it to Wilpena Pound, the hotel here is great, Kangaroos and Emu all over the place. It is hot, we had more than 40C all day yesterday. Flew over the Pound, amazing! We will hike around for the next couple days and then backContinue reading “Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges, SA”

Adelaide, SA – Part 2

Well, here we are more or less where I last left off.  We have explored the surroundings a little bit and met many of Beth’s friends from the old times.  We visited the Museum of South Australia in Adelaide, a very interesting museum about Aboriginal history and culture and also the civilizations of the Pacific.Continue reading “Adelaide, SA – Part 2”

Adelaide, SA

The driest city in the driest continent, that is what the say about Adelaide.  The city was named after a German Queen, who married William IV and became the Queen of the UK and Ireland.  As we approached the city we could see a brown landscape, I expected more green.  The city sprawls for miles inContinue reading “Adelaide, SA”

Singapore – The rest

The stay over in Singapore was far too short or far too long we cannot decide.  We did not see everything we wanted to see, with a baby it is hard to keep a tight schedule and the heat did not help much.  On the other side travelling with Ben is a blast he doesContinue reading “Singapore – The rest”

First day in Singapore

So, we are finally here it has taken us more than 18 hours of flying and layovers, this compares favorably with the first Europeans who showed up here a few hundred years ago so there are no complaints. Singapore is a city state at the tip of the Malay peninsula, it is about 85 milesContinue reading “First day in Singapore”

Preparing for the trip

We have been preparing for this trip for a long time.  Last summer we had to start buying clothes for Ben so that he would have some clothes in the hot and humid weather in Singapore and Oz.  We had to organize many small and big things with the house, the cars the bills.  YouContinue reading “Preparing for the trip”