Now you know Australia is full of kangaroos, koalas, and crocodiles, but did you know that many places around the coast have year round dolphin populations? And did you know you can go Swimming with them?! Now, this was actually a pretty tough decision for me. I know how terrible institutions like Sea World are, and … Continue reading “Looks like we’ll be…. swimming with the fishes”
When we stayed at HelpX's in Tasmania we had some lovely experiences. When we stayed at one in Canberra, it was really amazing. Alex and I spent most of December staying at Murrumbateman Winery just outside of the capitol city of Australia, Canberra. To quote from their bottles, "Small batch wine Local handpicked grapes. Passionate winemaker. … Continue reading Wine Dog Days of Summer
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!
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
Where do I start?! It's been a long time! For the last few months I barely felt like I had time to write or do much else because I was working so much. I still found time to go on occasional cool mini-adventures (which I'll catch you up on later) but I was spending an … Continue reading Much Ado About Everything!
This week I'm talking about what I've been doing with my alone time, and Alex's experiences with "Backpacker Jobs"! It's Lonely Week here here in Mentone! Well, not so much lonely as quiet. Phe is taking his students on a field trip to China (perks of being a teacher, right?!) and Alex is off … Continue reading All By Myself…