Before coming to Australia, I knew I wanted to see Uluru. I knew pretty much nothing about it, except that it was a massive rock in the center of the country, and that it was famous. I didn't know the cultural significance behind it, or the unfortunate history of land theft it carries. I did … Continue reading Journey to the Center of the Oz Part 4: I Like Big Rocks and I Cannot Lie
The Rock Tour Day 2: The morning of October 21st I woke up in a remote camp site in the Australian outback. It was great! I found a teeny tiny scorpion under my swag, but no dingo pups wandered in to steal our boots (as our tour guide warned us had happened before!) Day two … Continue reading Journey to the Center of the Oz Part 3: Kata Tjuta Damacy!
On day two we entered Uluru/Kata Tjuta National Park and saw the rocks for the first time! As we drove our tour guide Darren told us a bit about the history of the area. I didn't know any of this going in, and I'm guessing a fair few of you don't know either, so I … Continue reading Journey to the Center of the Oz Part 2: Don’t Climb Every Mountain
Wow. I don't even know where to begin to talk about these three days. Uluru was one of the top things I wanted to see coming to Australia, but it really is out in the middle of nowhere so it's not easy to get to. Alex and I tried to look at every option on … Continue reading Journey to the Center of the Oz Part 1: The Once and Future King’s Canyon