• Kings Canyon Rim Walk
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    Moments in Australia: scary Kings Canyon

    Early morning, starry sky. On the way to Kings Canyon in the  Red Center, the brightest constellations I’ve ever seen, keep me awake. No wonder the area around Uluru is one of the best places for stargazing. The road is straight as a thread with not a single turn. The desert awakes. Kangaroos jump out of the blue in front of the vehicle. Kings Canyon’s famous Rim Walk is challenging, exhausting, long, hair-raising and nearly impossible to conquer.  I like to check things for myself and make my own conclusions, therefore I don’t think twice when the guide asks us which walk we are going for – the shorter and…

  • Uluru sunset
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    Moments in Australia: Uluru and Kata Tjuta

    The plane to Uluru, Australia’s Red Center, is overcrowded with mostly Japanese tourists. One of them, sitting next to us, bursts into a sincere laugh and shakes E.’s hand – they both have the same camera. The lush tropics of Queensland change into a red-orange, arid landscape. Here again, I am impressed by the unexpected Australian kindness: we are informed on which side of the plane we will see the sacred rock. The cabin crew goes even beyond that. As I wait impatiently to get a glimpse of Uluru for the first time, a cabin crew member shows me Australia’s red heart in the distance. ”There it is, do you…

  • Daintree Rainforest
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    Moments in Australia: Daintree Rainforest

    Daintree Rainforest is the world’s oldest tropical rainforest with unique endemic flora and fauna. It’s the only place where two natural UNESCO World Heritage sites meet – the Daintree area and the Great Barrier Reef. After exploring the Great Barrier Reef for a few days, we land in Cairns. From here we travel to Port Douglas – a getaway to the Daintree. The flight is early, however, our driver already awaits us. It’s surprising that there are many options to travel from Cairns to Port Douglas, but almost nothing in the opposite direction. After extensive research and reading about no shows, 3+ hours drive instead of 1.5, I booked our…