The Blue Mountains are not just great for hiking; they also contain a lot of Australian wildlife. Short-beaked Echidna Sometimes you’re just lucky. The very first animal on our very first hike in Australia turned out to be an Echidna, the egg-laying hedgehog lookalike, nephew of the platypus. […]
Today we left Sydney for the Blue Mountains, one of the national parks surrounding the city. We’re not ready yet to hire a car, so we went by train. This turned out to be a very pleasant experience. Australia is known as a car country, but Sydney has […]
It’s been two years since we first got the idea to visit Australia and now we’re finally there. Yesterday evening we arrived in the Sydney Kirketon Hotel after more than 20 hours of travel. The jet lag could have been worse; but at 6.30 in the morning we […]
We’re in Vienna once again. We wanted to use this opportunity to visit a number of Christmas markets, but life got in the way.
Mr and Mrs Dodo love spotting wildlife, but we don’t like to to put too much effort in finding them. Forget about getting up at four in the morning; forget about hiding behind a bush for hours; and forget about paragliding to remote locations. Lucky for us, some […]
Visiting capitals is always fun. They are usually chock full of culture and reminders of the history of the city, and by extension the entire country. According to the brochures Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, should also be filled with old French-colonial buildings. So it should not […]