Eight years ago the government in New South Wales, Australia, decided on a new legislation that should reduce consumption of liquor in public premises. Today, the situation in bars and nightclubs has changed a lot from the years before, as for example in a suburb of Sydney.
Melbourne! Awesome city, just as great as I imagined it to be. After talking so often with backpackers about the place, selling travel packages to the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island and the Grampians National Park as if I had been there already, I finally got the chance to discover the place by myself.
Traveling to Australia's outback finally allowed me to come closure to the country's culture, something I really had missed in Sydney. The whole journey only took four days, but it was enough to see a lot of amazing places and learn about indigenous life and traditions.
As a former travel agent, I strongly believe that it is quite helpful to consider a couple of things before leaving for the big journey. Although I'm not a kind of person to plan my trips a lot beforehand, I am pretty sure it might be helpful to have some ideas about what the … Continue reading General thoughts and advice about your East Coast trip in Australia
After almost two weeks of tours and people around me all the time, I felt just like in paradise when I arrived in my hostel in Cairns where I had my own room and a big bed... the first time since I had arrived in Australia in August! All I wanted was being with myself, … Continue reading Cairns
After Fraser Island, I was really excited to finally get to see the Whitsundays Islands, because they are to most a really important part of their East Coast journey and I had heard so many things about them. They are actually 74 islands all in all, but only three of them are normally visited by … Continue reading Airlie Beach and Whitsunday Islands
I spent one day and one night in the small town of 1770, which is named after the year of its discovery. The accommodation “Southern Cross hostel” was a beautiful place surrounded by trees and a swimming pool, very good to relax and close to nature. However, the reason for visiting this quite unknown city was … Continue reading Town of 1770
Fraser Island – or K'gari, in the Aboriginal language – is the biggest sand island in the world, one of Australia's twelve natural world heritages and to most the absolute highlight on their east coast trip. I've had the chance to spend three amazing days on this awesome place. After one night in a hostel … Continue reading Fraser Island
Noosa is, according to Graham, the manager of Backpacker's World Travel where I work in Sydney, "a holiday in a holiday", and that is absolutely true. After two nights in this small town, I had kind of the same feeling as when I leave a spa after one day: Slightly tired, but comfortably warm and … Continue reading Noosa
First impression: lovely, but lonely It seems to me that I am not used to travel by myself anymore! It feels so strange, arriving in Byron Bay, my first stop on Australia's East Coast, and noone is there with whom I can talk. I tried though, and although I was told people in this corner … Continue reading Byron Bay