Category Archives: Australia

Around the World in 72 days

By the numbers:

72 days from Reno, Nevada west to Charleston, South Carolina.

39 beds

27 flights and approx. 40,000 miles

24 trains

23 countries

10 buses

9 boats

numerous taxi’s

and…

1 camel

 

 

*photo – A bit of home in Frankfurt, Germany

 

Western Australia

Lucky for us our dear friend Lauren has been living in Australia for the past 2 years getting her PHD and it just so happened that we were going to be in her time zone. 

Western Australia that is. Perth – arguably the most remote city in the world.

We flew into Perth but stayed a short distance away in the beach town Cottesloe, driving into Perth for dinner and a stroll through Kings Park.

The highlight was our stay was in Yallingup (3 hour road trip south), where stunning beaches meet the Indian Ocean, the Margaret Valley River region offers winery after winery and there are kangaroos galore.

Close friend’s of Lauren and her fiancé Marcel, Karen and Paul, own a lovely home in Yallingup and were our gracious hosts – treating us like family.

It’s the end of winter, the temperatures are cool and the winds blow steady. Over and over we were told that it gets even better in the summer. It must be remarkable because in this moment the countryside is in bloom with vast varieties of flowers everywhere, breathtaking turquoise waters and colorful lively, wildlife plentiful.

It was a quick trip and left me longing to see more.

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