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…

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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…

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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…

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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 th├ít outrageous ($55.50/pp), but to be honest,…

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To Bali or to Bail? That is the Question…

Back in October, we were so pleased to find an AWESOME deal on a flight back to Belgium. We are supposed to take a Jetstar flight to a stopover in Bali for 10 days, and then a flight back via Bangkok straight to Brussels. Included in our plan was a stay in a fancy hotel,…

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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…

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Australian Humour

Australische humor is fantastisch! Naast de AWESOME borden langs de weg, is de dagdagelijkse humor ook gewoonweg ongelooflijk! Een specifiek soort Australische humor werkt als volgt: men zegt met een afgestreken serieus gezicht het totaal tegenovergestelde van wat men eigenlijk bedoelt. De helft van de tijd vraag je je af: “Meent die dat nu?!” Het…

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Silo Art: Wow this is so Scenic!

Driving the Australian roads keeps surprising you. It’s not always nature that is worth stopping for, once in a while you get blown away by man-made things. The beautiful paintings on these huge silos are just AWESOME! We saw this one driving from Mildura to the Grampians. Apparently there is a whole trail you can…

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Cooking for Trippers: Kettle Eggs

There are times in life when you’re faced with the following situation: You’re staying at a hotel/motel (Holiday Inn…) that has a communal BBQ/hotplate for guests to use. You only have basic cooking gear with you, like salt/pepper, knives, forks and plastic plates (for example, because you left all the other stuff with your wife…

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Claudia’s Selection of AWESOME animals (part 4)

Purple Swamphens are AWESOME! They look like the baby of an actual dinosaur and a funky turkey. They can swim, fly, and run like Forrest Gump! When they eat, they grab their food with their incredibly long toes, and tear off pieces like proper velociraptors. The one we had with us all afternoon, didn’t mind…

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