My One Month in Australia

On November 8th, I set off on my first trip ever to a country below the equator – and I went way down. I went down under, to the beautiful and diverse country of Australia, where I spent four beautiful weeks in five different locations. I’ve explored the cities of Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane; travelled around hilly landscapes in Victoria, mountainous regions in…

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…