Dienstag, 29. Juli 2014

Bali

08.07.2014 - 18.07.2014

A couple weeks ago I spontaneously decided to go to Bali to visit some friends that had invited me and Julie over a while back. We met these four German guys while driving down from Cairns on the way to Brisbane and spent a couple of days of our journey with them. Since they were only here in Australia for a couple weeks that they were off uni, they didn't stay too long and soon returned to continue their semester abroad at university in Bali.

So, as I already said, one day I just decided to visit them and about 5 days later I sat on a plane to Bali and was picked up by Tobi on his scooter once I had arrived at the airport of Denpasar.
I'm sooo damn thankful that Tobi, Tim, Marcel and Erik let me stay at their villa, showed me around and let me experience Bali nightlife out in Kuta as well as the poolparties at their villa.

 Kuta beach area with its touristy shops.



 Dreamland beach. This was taken on a day tour that Sophia, Linda (girls that were also visiting the 4 German guys) and I did.

 Padang Padang Beach.


 Uluwatu Beach
 The following pictures were taken at the Pura Uluwatu "monkey temple" which is, as the name already says, filled with wild monkeys that seem like they have taken over that place. Upon entry you are advised to take off your sunglasses, hats and any other accessories that might be easily taken by the monkeys.

I did neither wear sunnies, nor did I wear anything that could EASILY be stolen by monkeys. Still, one aggressive little fucker managed to bite into the back of my flip flop and tore on it, so that I felt to rather release that flip flop than to have my foot bitten off.
Here's that monkey holding on to my flipflop and some candy that a little Balinese boy gave him to let go of my shoe.


 
 Taken during our North tour, on the way to the Git Git waterfalls & the holy hot springs in Lovina on our scooters. Special thanks to Tobias for being a tour guide to me throughout all the time in Bali :D


 Pura Ulun Danu Temple

 


One of the Git Git Waterfalls

 Holy hot springs in Lovina
 Tanah Lot Temple






OH AND GERMANY WON THE WORLD CUP!!!!!

Mittwoch, 18. Juni 2014

Brisbane City Life

I've stayed in Brisbane for almost 4 weeks now and intend to stay for a couple more weeks, if not months until I have saved up enough money to travel further. Some time ago I moved into a flatshare in inner city Brisbane, which turned out to probably be the best decision ever made. I now live on the 35th floor with my own balcony, an absolutely amazing view and some pretty awesome flatmates.








The past couple of days I got to meet Sarah again, who I have met in Cairns with Julie for the first time and in Airlie Beach the second time. I truly had a blast hanging out with her and exploring the shops of Queenstreet :D

The following pictures were taken on my first (free) ferry ride on the Brisbane River about a week or two ago with Joshua. I had the best time with him, Daniel and Pascal, who sadly have all left already - but that's the backpacker's life. Got to love it!




Sonntag, 8. Juni 2014

Brissi and last trip with Julie (Surfers Paradise, Byron Bay)









On May 30th Julie and I took our last trip together to Surfers Paradise and Byron Bay. We only stayed until June 2nd in the morning to get Julie to the airport in time to catch her flight from Brisbane to Sydney in the afternoon. We spent a couple of beautiful days and last nights in our car Gregan and had an absolutely amazing last sunset together at the most eastern point of Australia by Byron Bay. Julie and I have spent the whole journey together up until now, which sums up to more than 2 months that I have learned so much about the world and myself. I will never forget the times we've spent and I am extremely sad to let her go, but life goes on! I'll stay in Brisbane for at least a couple of weeks, if not months. If you read this Julie: I MISS YOU! Have a safe trip and get home safely :)

Agnes Water to Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary)


We eventually left Agnes Water to go to Brisbane. On the way to Brissi, we stopped in Bundaberg to take a break and sleep in our beloved car Gregan. It was such a hassle to try and find a place to safely sleep without having to worry about the police or security finding us and giving us a fine. Sleeping in a car in Australia is illegal and will be fined with 2000$ if police sees you. Everyone does it anyway.


These pictures were taken shortly before we left Agnes Water on the 24th of May. We left "Elke", our pink chair at the hostel and hope to have started (or continued on) the passing around of Elke all around Australia. I have recently heard that Elke is still in Agnes Water, but might be taken to other places soon.



On one of our first days in Brisbane, we decided to check out a koala sanctuary since you haven't really experienced Australia if you haven't at least seen or even touched a koala! We got to hang out not just with koalas, but also with kangaroos, birdies and snakes.