The Red Centre of Australia – Remote, Desolate and Spectacular

The Red Centre of Australia – Remote, Desolate and Spectacular

When we made plans to see Uluru months ahead of our visit, we were surprised that the hotels were nearly sold out. Soon we realized why. The Australian Government had set a date when climbing Uluru would no longer be allowed. This was in response to the indigenous Anangu people who believe the mountain is sacred. When we arrived, there was a steady rush of people scrambling up the steep monolith. From one angle, we saw a single-file line of them pulling themselves up by a stretch of a chain. There were signs…continue reading →
Sydney – Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Much More

Sydney – Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Much More

We finally made it to Australia and I was psyched to see the Opera House with my own two eyes. It did not disappoint, as its architectural sails fit perfectly into the extensive and lively Sydney Harbour. We marveled at the famous steel-arch Harbour Bridge next to it. Every September day we were there, the temperature was warm, and the skies were clear. Everyone was enjoying the ideal weather, including the working folk… …and people enjoying the day off. Little did we realize that hundreds of kilometers away, there were raging bush fires…continue reading →