30 September 2013

Melbourne: Alleyways and Fitzroy

After nearly four months in Darwin, I ventured from the safety of a tiny city where I knew the streets like the back of my hand(mostly because there are only three main-ish streets). There are few things scarier than leaving safety for adventure, and going from Darwin to Melbourne, has been a bit of a culture shock.

27 September 2013

Darwin- Outcasts and Markets

First of all Darwin is a city where 70% of the population are single men between 30 and 60. They work in the mines, the army or offshore. They're sexist, vulgar, wealthy and the most laid-back people you'll ever meet. They spend their fortunes on strippers, alcohol and drugs, and is part of creating the odd, slightly creepy ambience of Darwin.

13 September 2013

Gibb River Road

Gibb River Road, a 660 kilometer former cattle road running from Derby to the Kununurra and Wyndham junction, is closed during the wet season from November till April and is usually open between beginning of May depending on how heavy the rain has been during the wet season. All the roads were open when we arrived in mid-May.

8 September 2013

Windjana Gorge (and traveling with strangers)

After Broome we had a difficult decision to make. We had full rental insurance on our car, but it would not cover unsealed roads, and especially mentioned in the contract; Gibb River Road. In the end we somehow decided for it. Traveling through the Kimberleys was simply too exciting to give up.

5 September 2013

Broome- the town of Camels, Dinosaurs and Pearls

Sunset Camel ride on Cable Beach
Broome. The first civilized place after thousands of kilometers away from Perth. A town where you can ride camels on the beach in the sunset, play in the wild waves on Cable Beach or visit a Pearl Farm. A welcome break from the adventures of the Australian Outback.

3 September 2013

Eighty Mile Beach

There were plenty of beaches along the way, but only a few were memorable: Eighty Mile Beach makes me smile just thinking about it.