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Australia & Pacific-Travelogue  |  Travel time: September 2005 - July 2006  |  by marc and nora L.

Australia - Down under: Great Ocean Road

From Melbourne we decided the cheapest car rental for 3 days to get to Adelaide and see the Great Ocean Road.

The cheapest option is not always the best option as we found out later (we still have ongoing discussions with europcar about a damage we havent done...)

however, wont get into detail with this (causes me severe headaches)

Most of the drive from Melbourne to Adelaide is the gorgeous Great Ocean Road.

We passed through little cute sea side resorts like LORNE and the weather was still nice enough for a swim (even though the water was rather chilly!)

beautiful turquoise water

beautiful turquoise water

Beach of Lorne

Beach of Lorne

some of the infamous 12 apostles (only 8 of them are left) at late afternoon

some of the infamous 12 apostles (only 8 of them are left) at late afternoon

us both in front of some apostles

us both in front of some apostles

Another one - the apostle in the front is the most recent one that has collapsed.

Another one - the apostle in the front is the most recent one that has collapsed.

NO - it is NOT marc standing in front of a poster of the 12 apostles even though it may look like it!

NO - it is NOT marc standing in front of a poster of the 12 apostles even though it may look like it!

Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge

There is a funny story behind London Bridge.
Apparently there wasnt always a gap - the rock formation used to be one and people could walk to the very end.

On one day a couple were sat on the right end of the rock when the middle bit collapsed. They had to be evacuated by helicopters - the incident understandibly raised high media awareness.
--> Now the funny bit: the couple was having an extra-marital affair so they didnt want to face the media as they did not want their partners to find out about the affair.

I wonder whether they are still having an ongoing affair...

London Bridge

London Bridge

Natural Cave

Natural Cave

After 2 days we arrived in Adelaide, the capital of Southern Australia.

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The trip
 
Description:
Hello - 5 more days!!! On the 12th of September we are setting off! Our plan is to travel round the world for a period of 10 months. 1st stop: Thailand (1 month) and cambodia 2nd stop: Via Singapore (overland) to Australia where we plan to stay for approximately 4-5 months. 3rd stop: New Zealand (2 months) (north and south island) 4th stop: South America (approx. 3 months) (Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and if time and money allows we might visit costa rica)
Details:
Start of journey: Sep 12, 2005
Duration: 11 months
End of journey: Jul 31, 2006
Travelled countries: world-wide
United Kingdom
Thailand
Malaysia
Cambodia
Singapore
Australia
Australia & Pacific
New Zealand
South America
Chile
Argentina
Bolivia
Peru
Ecuador
Canada
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marc and nora L. is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 15 years.
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