A Hot Day of Exploring in Canberra

On one of my first days in Sydney, I decided to take a bus and head out of the city and go to the capital of Australia, Canberra. Contrary to popular belief, Canberra is in fact the capital. Not Sydney and not Melbourne, but Canberra. A small unknown spot on the map with only 350.000 inhabitants, located midway between the two previously mentioned cities. Whenever I told…

Three Days in Adelaide

When I was planning my month in Australia, I already knew that I wanted to see some of the highlights on the East Coast. I hadn’t thought about the South, but when I rebooked my tickets and gained 10 more days Down Under, I decided to add Adelaide – a city that I knew absolutely nothing about – to the list and stay there for…

A Day Trip to Kangaroo Island

When I first heard about Kangaroo Island, the name itself immediately got me interested and after doing some research, I just knew that I had to go there. I booked a day tour for November 16th with Sealink and had a day full of amazing adventures including wildlife spotting, rock climbing and stunning scenery. I had a choice between day tours, tours with overnight stays…

Countryside Living in Ferny Creek

For five nights, I stayed in Ferny Creek in a beautiful farmhouse surrounded by trees, hills and animals. I spent my first days in Australia there and it was really nice having a homely base, where I could get over my jetlag and experience a bit of the countryside life that I adore so much. Ferny Creek is a small village on a mountain close…

Walking the 1000 Steps Kokoda Walk

On one glorious morning in Ferntree Gully, Annemie, Erik and I decided to challenge ourselves and get some morning exercise at the 1000 Steps Kokoda Walk, which is a memorial walk, where hikers can experience a small bit of the exhaustion that the Australian soldiers felt after having completed the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea during the Second World War. The Kokoda Trail is…

Urban Hiking in Melbourne

On my third day in Victoria, the girls and I decided to get an early start and head off to the city of Melbourne, where we spent the entire day sightseeing. We had a long list of things that we wanted to see and ended up walking almost the entire day. I recently stumbled upon the term “urban hiking”. Everyone knows what hiking in the…

A Day Out at Phillip Island

On my second day in Melbourne, I got the pleasure of exploring Phillip Island with Katrine. Annemie didn’t feel well, so Katrine and I decided to wait with the sightseeing in Melbourne and instead, Katrine suggested that we should drive to Phillip Island, where she and Annemie had been a few days earlier. Phillip Island is a 100 km2 island, which is located 140 km.…

Penguin Spotting at St. Kilda Beach

Yesterday was my first full day in Melbourne. Katrine and Annemie had to get some t-shirts done near Belgrave, so we drove there first, before catching the train to central Melbourne at 3 PM. We had two things on our itinerary for the day; Queen Victoria Night Market, which was a lot of fun with live music and stalls with all kinds of Australian stuff, and…

On My Way to New Adventures: Beijing & Australia

Right now, I’m sitting on a ferry that will take me to Sjælland, where a bus is waiting to drive me to the airport in Copenhagen. I’ve embarked on my next big travel adventure; Beijing for a day and then Australia for 4 weeks! I’m excited to see what awaits me Down Under and I know that I’m in for a total culture shock in…