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Australia, Australia, Australia… What to say???… This is the country where I stayed the longest and believe it or not this the country I like the less! I still don’t really know why?! When I was in Melbourne with Aishah & Nick - I met in Guatemala - we went to see the musical Fame. One of Nick’s friends said to him about the performance: “Choreography is good, songs are nice, but I didn’t like it.” We found that surprisingly funny and laugh about it. And here it is for me about Australia – your time to laugh – people are really friendly, landscapes are amazing, I did had a wonderful time, but… I don’t like it! I mean I don’t like the country as much as I liked Latin America. I guess that New Zealand and Australia are, for me, too similar to what I know, to Europe, but so remote and for Australia so huge!

However I did had a remarkable time there!

  • Arriving in Brisbane and staying in such a great flat thanks to Rachel, a friend of my dear friend Tanya – what would I do without you! – I met in Vancouver ;
  • Travelling with Austrian Gerhard in his jeep, discovering part of the Sunshine Coast: beautiful Fraser Island, Eungella National Park, discovering wild kangaroos & wallabys at Cape Hillsborough National ParkBrampton Island, sailing the well-known Whitsunday Islands on the 16,4 meters lenght Kiana boat ;
  • Cairns where I met my admirable hostess Sally which advices me to visit Kuranda in the middle of the rainforest, gave me tips to go diving on the Great Barrier Reef & brought me for a performance to her local theatre ;
  • Melbourne - my favourite city – staying with crazy, lovely couple Aishah & Nick for a week, with whom I had a fantastic time – Guys, I’m waiting for you in Europe this Autumn! ;
  • Discovering the awesome – yes I finaly wrote it Duncan! :) Great Ocean Road on my way to Adelaide where I met again incredible people such as my host Fraser, his friends and in particular Pippar & his Mum LascaI could come back to Australia only to meet people again :)
  • Perth to visit my dear travel partner Fleurwith whom I experienced Mexico & Guatemala last October – & her great cook boyfriend Duncan. Thanks to them I discovered The Pinnacles, Margaret River region with the funny Cow Parade & where I’ve seen my first whales! One of the thing I really wanted to do during my travel :)when are you coming to visit me now?!
  • last stop in Sydney where I had my last coushsurfing experience at Lynn & Kevin’s place who drove me around the city, allowing me to see more whales and the breathtaking Blue Mountains!

Despite all that, not sure I’ll go back there – unless to meet those incredible people again if they really don’t come to Europe! – however, Australia is an impressive country to visit & if you do visit it, fly if you don’t like long-distance roadtrip (!) - unless for the Great Ocean Road or in helicopter! :)but try to have a car around the cities and most of all take your time to catch the koalas in the trees or the kangaroos in the wild…


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Coucou Alexandra !
J’espère que le retour au boulot s’est bien passé !
Nous pensons très fort à toi
Bises de nous tous

Coucou :) Retour en douceur et là ça devient la course – gros salon dans 1 mois – mais toujours aussi contente d’être de retour et de savoir ce que je fais les prochains jours. Mon contrat est prolongé jusque fin avril 2011. Pas de retour en Australie – ou il ferait bien trop chaud pour moi ! – du coup j’aurais le temps d’envisager le prochain chapitre :p J’espère bien venir vous voir aux alentours de Noël si vous avez le temps ?!

So nice to hear from you. Ironically you were the second CS person who contacted me in the last two days. What a wonderful way to get to know people from far away. I sincerely hope that your health is good and you are doing fine. I think your trip around the world was amazing. It was really nice to hear from you again. Best wishes for a great New Year. Sally Gazzard in Cairns

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