Fraser Island Explorer Tours truck
When someone tells you, that you will see the largest sand island in the world, you might think of sand dunes and dry land as far as your eyes can see. At least that’s what I expected to see when we went to Fraser Island (or Great Sandy National Park as it is also called). If you read on, you’ll find out that I was (almost) totally wrong. But don’t worry; Fraser Island is an awesome place anyway.
Instead of seeing a landscape that reminded me of the movie “Dune”, we saw rainforests and crystal clear creeks and freshwater lakes. I guess that’s what you get for not informing yourself where you are travelling to 😉 Read more
Eagle ray at SS Yongala
When I told my diver friends in Koh Tao (Thailand) that I was going to Australia, they all instantly told me to go diving at the wreck of the SS Yongala. I haven’t even heard about it before, but as it turned out, they were absolutely right. This dive site is one of the most spectacular dive sites I have ever seen.
As divers you mostly hear about the Great Barrier Reef when talking about Australia and when you compare this dive site to the entire Great Barrier Reef, then it probably won’t hold up. But comparing the Yongala to any one dive site at The Reef, I am sure that the Yongala will come out as the winner 99 out of 100 times, just because at the Yongala there is a guarantee that you will see lots of big stuff. Read more
Giant clams with a diameter of 1m, hundreds of different colorful fish, huge turtles and reef sharks all visible from the surface while snorkeling – there are only few places in the world where you can enjoy all of that in one day. And the Great Barrier Reef is one of them.
Luckily for us, the Great Barrier Reef is also 1 of the 1000 Places To See Before You Die, so we had to go and see it (with a sarcastic emphasis on ‘had to’). Since Soni doesn’t dive, I got to spend a day diving the Great Barrier Reef before we went together on a snorkeling trip where I got to see the beauty of the reef once again. Read more
Cape Tribulation Beach
Our trip to Northern Queensland allowed us to visit another one of the 1000 Places To See Before You Die, the Daintree National Park at Cape Tribulation. Cape Tribulation was named by Captain Cook, who hit a reef of the Great Barrier Reef here and therefore called this the place “where all my troubles began”.
I can’t really share his pain, as we had a wonderful time here and recommend this place to anyone who loves wild rainforests, magnificent beaches with turquoise water and beautiful, huge birds that can knock you unconscious with a kick of their feet. Read more
Turn right in 503km – ample time for audiobooks/podcasts
Since Soni and I are currently travelling around the world for a whole year, I haven’t spent much time writing about the “4 hours”-part of this blog, which covers the financial aspect of lifestyle design. Of course we wouldn’t be able to do this trip around the world without having an online business which – at least in part – covers some of our travelling costs.
Even with our travelling, we are constantly working on our business and more importantly, we are also constantly working on our mindset. And the days of driving through the Australian desert gave us a great opportunity to listen to podcasts and audio books. Read more