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 […]

Sovereign Hill: Amazing?

Whether Sovereign Hill is amazing, will remain a question to us (for now). While traveling in Australia, lots of people recommended this gold rush theme park to us. So once we arrived at the entrance we were absolutely thrilled! Until… we saw the admission fee… Frankly, it’s not thát outrageous ($55.50/pp), but to be honest, […]

Grampians for Champions

It’s been a while since we had to wake up very early. We were told that there are some amazing lookouts at sunrise in the Grampians National Park. So we woke up at 4AM to drive to one of these amazing places: The Pinnacle The drive was pretty challenging with all the kangaroos hopping in […]

The Living Desert at Broken Hill

Sommige mensen gaan het misschien niet geloven, maar wij doen soms ook wel eens iets cultureel (niet alleen café cultuur ;-)). Een aanrader in Broken Hill zijn de kunstwerken in de “Living Desert”. Deze 12 zandstenen werken van verschillende beeldhouwers van overal ter wereld, kronen een heuvel in een mooi stukje outback en zijn zeer […]