Australia in May?

I’m calling out to my Aussie friends here once more because Australia is calling out to us once more….

As a potential travel destination for next year, we are looking into Australia again. This time we would like to travel from the north down into the red centre. May would be the month of our choice.

Do you think this would be a good time to travel in the north & the red centre?
Or maybe you have other tips for that time period in Australia? Just remember that we travelled roughly from Melbourne to Brisbane last year, and we want to explore new areas this time!


Australia here we come

Hi everybody,

as mentioned earlier this year, we are coming to Australia later this year. :)
The trip will go from Melbourne to Brisbane via Canberra and Sydney.

We would appreciate some input from you Ozzies out there and of course, who knows, meet up for a pint or dinner.

As I don’t want to spread out my travel plans and dates (I’m a tat bit paranoia) all over a publicly available journal, I started a completely private forum.

Those of you who would like to meet up or help with our planning can join us at this private forum. Just b-mail me an email address and I’ll sent you an invite to “Let’s go 2 Oz”!

Cheers and hope to hear from lots of you. :)

Back from Ecuador & the Galapagos

Hi Everybody,…

I just came back from a fantastic 3 week trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos, plus, not to forget, my first Redbubble blind date! It was fanastic. I suffered from altitude sickness, sun stroke, sea sickness and the usual few weeks of travellers you know what. I hardly noticed it, I had that much fun. :)

Ecuador, the small part that we saw from it, was downright enchanting. We stayed a relaxing few days in the jungle, trying to spot the local wildlife and insects. Hiked a couple of days in the Andes, above 3000m of altitude and up to 3800m to a gorgeous crater lake. And chilled in the hot baths of Baños, now threatened by the volcano that erupted a few days ago, followed by a bike ride along the route of the waterfalls.

The last day of our Ecuador trip, after the Galapagos, was

Ozzies be careful!

For I’m coming!


Just booked ourselves I nice little 25 day trip to Ozzie!
We’ll be flying into Melbourne and travel North-East all the way to Brisbane.
I can’t tell you how excited I am!

Once again, thank you to everybody who gave my suggestions in my previous journal entry. We are still open for hints and tips of things to do in that part of Ozzie.

Cheers and if I haven’t told you yet: Happy New Year!


Some Aussie help needed here.

Hi everyone, and Aussies specially,…

I need a hand here. Australia has been steadily climbing our list of “places to go & see” and is pretty close to the top now. :)
We have 2 major holidays tentatively planned next year. One will almost certainly be Ecuador. For the other I’m looking at Australia at the moment. As Ecuador will occupy or slot at the beginning of the year, I’m looking for a place to go in, say, October / November.

I’m looking in travel & climat guides as we speak (well….), but, I’d like some first hand information on where to go when in Australia. Not just the October / November time frame, but in general. Good to know is that we hate rain and love blue skies. :) ( we had plenty of rain and not enough blue skies in Taiwan!) We can handle heat, but are not that keen on humidi

My Japan Calendar

As it’s still impossible to add calendars to groups and I really want to introduce my first Japan Calendar into the Japanfluence group, I’ll have to do it via a journal entry.

I’ve bundled 13 of my photos from my travels through Japan into a first calendar. I say first because there’s a small change I’ll make another one later on.

But, let’s start with the first one:

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