• 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…

  • A stormy beach on the Great Ocean Road, Australia
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    Moments in Australia: beach weather? Think again!

    Beaches are among the many amazing things Australia is widely known for. There are more than 10, 000 beaches  Down Under, some of them are world famous. Beach lovers would hardly get bored with such an impressive collection – they can visit a different beach every day until they grow old and beyond. As long as the weather is nice, of course! Due to my gargantuan interest in and passion about Australia, I knew prior to our trip that mornings and evenings at Uluru in the continent’s Red Center, can be freezing and that Sydney and Melbourne get lower temperatures in winter. Even snow covers the mountain regions of New South…