A special school day

Our last three days in Tasmania, we were invited to stay with a family that we had met in the Borneon jungle about two months earlier. It was wonderful to go and see some friends we had actually made on this trip and spend some easy, quality time with them in their beautiful home in the South of Tasmania. And not only that! There was an exciting adventure waiting for our daughters Sophie (9) and Lilly (7): They were allowed to join their new found friends Mify and Lochlan for a day at school in Cygnat. And because John and I enjoyed a lunch date in the meantime, Sophie will take over the blog from here on to report about hers and Lilly’s special school day in Tasmania. Continue reading

The Tasmanian Turbo Tour

Whenever we mentioned to Australians on the main land that we were going to spend three weeks in Tasmania, they usually looked at us in surprise, followed by the question: “What on earth will you do in Tasmania for three weeks?” At the time, we didn’t really know how to react. But now, we could confidently answer: “There’s so much to do and see in Tasmania. Three weeks are actually not long enough!” Continue reading

Our Black Friday

Our first two days in Tasmania were promising. We were spoilt with pristine weather and a comfortable, homely cottage to stay in. But then came Friday. The weather turned bad and the accommodation to even worse: Our hired high top camper entered the scene. Continue reading

G’day from Australia! – or: The reverse cultural shock

When coming to mainland Australia, we had three major attractions to look forward to: Catching up with an old school friend, cruising on the Great Ocean Road and tramping in the Grampians. But first, we had to get over our initial cultural shock. After four month traveling in Asia, we seemed to have forgotten about the things most familiar to us. The prices for pretty much everything seemed to be ridiculously high and the roads exceptionally quiet and organised. Initially, we were honestly missing the charming chaos and craziness which Asia offers. But not for too long. Continue reading