Dienstag, 30. September 2014

Whitsunday Islands

Upon returning from Fraser island, I made my way to Agnes Water/Town of 1770, where Julie and I had been already in May and tried to learn how to surf. This time I only stayed for two nights and really didn't do anything for once, which was quite nice.
On the 25th of September I caught my bus to Airlie Beach in order to get on the New Horizon (true blue sailing) boat to go and explore the Whitsundays for two days (& two nights).
These islands are as beautiful as an island can be and happen to be home of the purest sand on earth.

 I also had my first ever dive at tongue bay (I believe?) with Mirium, the diving instructor of the New Horizon crew.
 Our boat had a waterslide into the ocean, which is the main reason why I chose it.

 Whitehaven beach

Mittwoch, 24. September 2014

Fraser Island

After having lived in Brisbane for four months, I decided to continue my journey through Austalia. I only realized a couple of weeks ago that I am running out of time and will only have 4 more months to see the rest of Australia, New Zealand and go to the States.
About 1-2 weeks ago, I booked my trip up the East coast of Australia (again...to see all the spots I missed the last time travelling down in May) with Nina from Big Banana Travel in Brisbane, who I highly recommend to anyone in Brisbane looking for travel advise from an expert!

From the 20th of September to the 22nd, I visited Fraser Island through the "Frasers on Rainbow"-tour.

Lake Mackenzie

Champagne Pools

 A dingo on the beach.

 Moheno Shipwreck

Eli Creek

Dienstag, 29. Juli 2014


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