Energized by the Tim Tams and Cadbury Fingers we’d put away while watching the sun rise (whoops), we decided to walk the 10.6 km path around the base of Uluru. Even the early morning sun brought with it a promise of impending heat, so we thought it best to fulfill our exercise quota early in …
The next morning, we snuck out of the room at 4 a.m. We didn’t get the chance to meet our two roommates, as they got in after we had fallen asleep and were still asleep when we left. This happens to me every time I share a room with strangers when travelling (for some reason…). …
Because of the royal visit, the only non-tent accommodation in Yulara (the only “town” near Uluru) was almost entirely booked, and I was only able to book us beds in a four-bed dorm room with a shared bathroom. The last time I had shared a room with strangers was during my last trip to Australia, …
After a short layover in Sydney, our first stop in Australia was Ayer’s Rock (somehow, it was cheaper to fly right into Ayer’s Rock than to fly there from elsewhere in Australia). Heinrich had desperately wanted to see Ayer’s Rock and experience the true outback. So we flew farther and farther inland, past the wooded …
It snowed the day we left for Australia. Fluffy, round, Styrofoam-like snowflakes swirled around me as I trudged through the spring mud to the car, struggling with the awkward bulk of my turquoise suitcase. Springtime has always been my least favourite season in rural Alberta. Mother Nature straddles the seasons, giving us above-zero temperatures (during …
The celebratory fireworks gilded the Berlin sky in glittering gold. It was a new year, full of promise and hope. And by the looks of things, it was bringing with it endless prosperity and beauty. I closed my eyes for a moment, as the fireworks were lit with increasing frequency. Bang, whistle, BOOM—bang, whistle, BOOM! …
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