Goodbye Toni…

In the beginning of the year, we had high hopes of finding an awesome, mad-max-style beast of a 4WD for less than 10000 dollars… Of course, after 2 weeks of disappointing test drives in outright dangerous vehicles, we decided we had to compromise and go for a smaller, more reliable car. All of a sudden, […]

Our Little Riverside Cottage

We’ve already written about how awesome camping along the Murray river is, so we won’t go into that again. After Canberra, we went back to the river separating NSW and Victoria, and had another couple of extremely relaxing days! Staying next to Australia’s longest river was excellent as usual, up until Claudia saw the water […]

Canberra: Where Laws Become History and History Provides better Laws

For some reason, we always get terrible weather when we visit a big city… Canberra was no exception. Luckily, to see the most interesting sights in this “artificial capital”, you don’t need an umbrella. Canberra was engineered as the nation’s capital, because Sydney and Melbourne couldn’t settle their rivalry to become Australia’s most important city. […]

Blue-ish Mountains

Since we arrived in the Blue Mountains, we kept on wondering why they call it the Blue Mountains. If you take a closer look, they are orange, red or green, not blue at all. On our four-day excursion we came up with several explanations, but weren’t entirely sure. So: Google to the rescue!!! It’s not […]

Sydney Baby!!!

Our tips to do Sydney on a budget: Find an awesome host family. Take the bus into the CBD: it’s not only very efficient, it’s also pretty cheap! (and you don’t have shelf out the $$$ to park in the CBD, pay tolls, etc.) Don’t have drinks anywhere, unless it’s happy hour. Our favorites: 2 […]

Adoption Parents for a Week

Australian hospitality has no limits! While traveling Down Under we meet new people practically every day. And whether you spent a couple of hours with your newly made Aussie friends or several weeks, doesn’t matter. Almost everybody invites you into their homes, gives you a beer and some snacks. But when we got invited to […]