Tag: Australia

Spotting Wildlife in the Blue Mountains

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. […]

Sydney from the skies

Today is my birthday! Turning 30; same procedure as every year. Now you would expect a pirate to celebrate her birthday at sea or with a bottle of rum. But this year there was a big birthday surprise in store for me..! A helicopter tour over Sydney! Quite […]

Walking through Sydney

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 […]