Marc & Nora ROUND THE WORLD 2005/2006 - Join us!

Travel time: September 2005 - July 2006  |  by marc and nora L.

Australia - Down under: Atherton Tablelands

Nora writes:

right - the atherton tablelands, what can i tell you about that?! well, first of all i have to say that i was blown away by its beauty!!! i have never ever seen such a lush, green landscape! never ever! so many different types of green, so many hills, so many beautiful waterfalls... i was stunned!

it was one of those perfect moments. the entire journey through the hills and forests i just gazed out the window, mouth open and tried to inhale as much as possible.

i find it really hard to describe how much i loved the landscape and the nature there. we had a fair amount of rain in queensland but we both didn't bother as it is exactly this season now (wet season) that reveals the beauty of this place! everything is so lush, the contrast between the dark blue sky and the green hills is just amazing.

beautiful atherton tablelands...

beautiful atherton tablelands...

the view out of the window...

the view out of the window...

lush green - everywhere

lush green - everywhere

we drove to millaa millaa falls, which are really nice (petite but breath taking) and also to Lake Eacham, a crater lake, and to Tchupala falls, which are very wide and spectacular.

Lake Eacham 
Apparently there are inoffensive amesthyne pythons (Australia's largest snake) sunning themselves around down by the water - well, we didnt see any.

Lake Eacham

Apparently there are inoffensive amesthyne pythons (Australia's largest snake) sunning themselves around down by the water - well, we didnt see any.

Nandroya Falls

Nandroya Falls

Rain Forest

Rain Forest

Tchupala falls and me

Tchupala falls and me

Millaa Millaa Falls

Millaa Millaa Falls

Millaa Millaa Falls and us after a swim

Millaa Millaa Falls and us after a swim

We also had a stroll to the Mobo Crater. On the way are many warning signs for cassowaries - a bird we have not spotted so far - but the signs really make you scared...

oh my god, we are so scared...

oh my god, we are so scared...

...check out the warning sign below and the funny pictures on it...(i wrote below whats written on the picture)

Cassowary warning 
left picture> do not turn and run
middle picture>  back off slowly watching the bird as you go. If the cassowary becomes aggressive place a solid object such as a tree between you and the bird.
Right picture> If nothing is available, hold an item of clothing or a backpack in front of you and continue to back away slowly.

Cassowary warning

left picture> do not turn and run

middle picture> back off slowly watching the bird as you go. If the cassowary becomes aggressive place a solid object such as a tree between you and the bird.

Right picture> If nothing is available, hold an item of clothing or a backpack in front of you and continue to back away slowly.

But luckily we had an experienced cassowary-fighter with us...he protected us with his big stick of any bird-danger...

our protector

our protector

- to conclude: in europe there is bird flu and in oz there is the danger of cassowaries!

every warning sign made us laugh - we really wanted to see a bloody cassowary but we werent lucky (at least not on this day...continuation follows...)

every warning sign made us laugh - we really wanted to see a bloody cassowary but we werent lucky (at least not on this day...continuation follows...)

The infamous Mobo Crater - (bright green in reality)

The infamous Mobo Crater - (bright green in reality)

Roadtrip with Kat, El and Marc in Kat's 4WD Subaru

Roadtrip with Kat, El and Marc in Kat's 4WD Subaru

A Cicada...to be found everywhere in the rainforest - the noise those little buggers make is incredible (and deafening)!

A Cicada...to be found everywhere in the rainforest - the noise those little buggers make is incredible (and deafening)!

© marc and nora L., 2005
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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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