The Great Barrier Reef – still an unchecked point on my bucket list

A well-known saying is that “All good things come in threes” so after Hurricane Isaac in Miami and Cyclone Oswald in Brisbane it was time for the third encounter with Mother Nature’s rainy show. We got the news of a cyclone hitting the northeast coast of Australia when we were on the flight to Cairns. … Continue reading »

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Moorea and Bora Bora – Polynesian Pearls

Moorea and Bora Bora are among the best if not the ultimate destinations for honeymooners and lovers of turquoise water. In fact I recently saw a survey made by tripadvisor and both Moorea and Bora Bora were rated in the top 10 best islands in the world.

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Island hopping through Fiji – Bula Paradise

Bula means “Hello” in the Fijian language and on every island you are welcomed by the locals who sing a Fijian song for you followed by a loud BUUUUUULLLLA. Fiji is a paradise. It consists of an archipelago that includes more than 300 islands out of which around 100 are inhabited. If you think you … Continue reading »

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The South Island – Postcard perfect landscape

The ferry ride between the North and the South Islands of New Zealand is considered to be one of the most beautiful ferry rides in the world. And this was not even between the best things we saw in our three weeks journey through the South Island. If you’re looking for postcard perfect landscape and … Continue reading »

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The North Island – Hiking, rafting and sightseeing, what else???

In our second part of the journey through the North Island we visited the nice little town of Rotorua. Rotorua is also world famous for white water rafting so I could not miss the opportunity on this one.  Rafting rapids are classified from grade 1 – 6 where grade 6 means it is unraftable because … Continue reading »

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New Zealand – Traveller, your dreams are waiting

“Traveler, your dreams are waiting” is the message with which you are welcomed at the airport in Auckland but the start of the trip to New Zealand has not been the best one ever. When we arrived at the check-in counter at the airport in Sydney we were asked for a return flight out of … Continue reading »

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Sydney – Returning to probably the most livable city in the world

I know many of you will argue my opinion when I’m saying Sydney is probably the most livable city in the world, but when you fall in love for someone (in this case the city), it doesn’t matter what everyone else tells you :=).

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The Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast

The Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast The Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast are both the perfect regions for spending a holiday. While the Sunshine Coast is mainly visited by families because of the nice and quiet beaches, the Gold Coast is world wide known for good surfing beaches and even has a town … Continue reading »

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Fraser Island – the largest sand island in the world

We just returned from Fraser Island and can say that we added something to the top 10 best places we have visited so far because this island is outstanding. We actually went there twice, but because the first time was right before cyclone Oswald hit Australia, it was raining all the time but we knew … Continue reading »

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Tasmania – Explore the possibilities

“Explore the possibilities” is the motto of the island of Tasmania. And this place has tons of possibilities to explore. Unfortunately we stayed just one week on the small island that the Aussies call Tassie but it’s for sure a place where we will return some day.

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The Great Ocean Road – Driving through the “No worries” land

Whenever you thank an Aussie for something he will answer with “No worries, mate”. It looks like the Australians are always in a good mood and never have any worries, but with the most beautiful nature, most pristine beaches and nice weather all year round, why would they. And The Great Ocean Road is definitely … Continue reading »

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Sydney – my new top favorite city

When we made the plan for the trip around the world one thing was certain from the beginning and that was spending New Year’s Eve in Sydney. I knew the city has many attractions but I didn’t expect it to become my new top favorite city. This city is incredible, you have tons of things … Continue reading »

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