||This journey was the greatest we ever did on our own, just the
two of us - my husband and I. We were well prepared and everything
went like planned.
Australia is probably one of the most exotic and fascinating
travel destinations at all - for one thing because of its secluded
location in the southern hemisphere of our planet and for another
because of the beauty and peculiarity of its nature. We dipped into
the world of Down Under with its exotic vegetation and wildlife,
experienced luxuriant, ancient, tropical and subtropical rainforests,
the fascinating underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef, miles
long dreamlike beaches, the infinite expanse of the outback in the
heart of the continent with red sandy deserts, steppes and savannahs,
but also fascinating metropolises, such as Brisbane, Sydney and
Many regions are UNESCO World Heritage sites and habitats for
domestic species, which could develop and survive in the seclusion
of this smallest continent on earth. Above all one can still experience
untouched nature and watch animals in their natural surroundings.
Of the approximately 20 million inhabitants of Australia, the majority
live in the attractive metropolises like Sydney, Melbourne Brisbane
and Perth, while large areas, particularly in the desert-like outback,
The likeable Aussies are great hosts and do everything, to spoil
their guests, not just with good international cooking, but with
a multitude of tours and excursions as well as sport and entertainment
for everyone, while the Aborigines, mainly in the National Parks,
act as guides and, in special performances, convey vivid impressions
of their cultural heritage. The Didgeridoo is omnipresent and its
mystic sound evokes the spirit of ancient times.
A special highlight of our journey however was the stay with
our Australian friends, who had visited us in Germany in 2001. They
were wonderful host and guides and enriched our trip with unforgettable
beautiful and interesting experiences - many thanks, Peter and Joy!