Australia

Bundeena to Otford Coastal Track

This track is rather unknown to tourists, but very conveniently located for anybody in and around Sydney. It can be reached by the local trains and ferries in under two hours for little money and offers some gorgeous views over the coastline of the National Royal Park. Nicole and I did it as an overnight walk in two days, staying at the only campsite of the track, but sporty people can attempt to do it…

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Cast away on Tasmania’s South Coast Track

I didn’t plan much time at all for Tasmania but was looking for a proper hiking adventure. Via internet and the hostel in Hobart that I stayed at, I found three highly motivated companions: Lionel (22 yo from Belgium), Simon (19 yo from Germany) and Clemens (26 from Germany). Any clich├ęs served here? Yes, I know, I’m soooo old and yes, just as New Zealand, Australia is full of German travellers. This configuration proofed actually…

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Cycling up Mt. Wellinton (1271m) with a 3-speed gear hub?

Budget travelling sometimes creates weird ideas… The initial plan was to hire a mountain bike, cycle up to the top of this iconic mountain next to Hobart, enjoy the view and then have a real blast on the well known single tracks back down to Hobart. Now the only mountain bikes we found for hiring were some crazy enduro machines for $100 a day. Definitely NOT an option. To explain our solution a bit further……

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Melbourne

I’m not a city person. Living in the Alps of France has converted me into an outdoor fetishist, has lowered my tolerance for people herding up in tiny spaces. Yet I somehow had to see Melbourne, a city that has been declared the most livable city for three years in a row. Via Olaf, my friend that got me into surfing in Cape Town, I got the contact of the lovely Kruses, an Australian/German family…

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