Monthly Recap: April 2018

So we’ve been to Australia. We didn’t dare to believe it’s happening. Not until we were over that 20+ hours long flight to Melbourne. Not until we’ve seen the giant waves along the Great Ocean Road for the first time. Not until we meet the first shy kangaroo in Great Otway National Park.

Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia

We’ve actually spent almost the full month of April in Australia, living in a campervan. Getting back only a couple of days ago, we are still struggling to find words – and struggling with the post-holiday blues, as well. But once we found those words, you can be sure that countless posts will come about Australia – useful, funny, beautiful and cute (because it’s home to so many cute creatures – in addition to the dangerous ones). For now, we just try to make peace with the fact that we won’t bump into any more kangaroos soon.

Highlights

Twelve Apostles, Victoria, Australia

Australia. Because it’s unique and beautiful. The beaches. The plants. The animals. The rainforests. The Great Barrier Reef. Sydney. Campervan life. Australia is also full of the unexpected. It overwhelms you and makes you a different person.

Challenges

Australia

Australia. Though our time in Australia was wonderful (for the most part), it was also one of our most challenging trips ever. Not because of spiders. Or snakes. Or sharks. Or crocodiles. But because our Jucy campervan broke down twice during the trip – both times so badly that we were not able to drive it anywhere anymore. Another story to be told.

Destinations visited

Budapest, Hungary
Szeged, Hungary
Sydney, New South Wales

Sydney, Australia

Melbourne, Victoria
Brisbane, Queensland
Airlie Beach, Queensland
Barron Gorge National Park, Queensland
Burleigh Head National Park, New South Wales

Burleigh Head National Park, New South Wales, Australia

Daintree National Park, Queensland
Girringun National Park, Queensland
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Queensland
Great Otway National Park, Victoria
Jervis Bay National Park, New South Wales
Magnetic Island National Park, Queensland
Morton National Park, New South Wales
Noosa National Park, Queensland
Port Campbell National Park, Victoria

Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, Australia

Royal National Park, New South Wales
Tomaree National Park, New South Wales
Tully Gorge National Park, Queensland
Whitsunday Islands National Park, Queensland
Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland
Beaches of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast

Most popular post from April

When Tourists Are Not Welcome – It’s such a cliche that meeting people, especially locals is a special, delightful part of travelling. But what if locals are not welcoming the visitors? Our thoughts on the tourism boom.

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Photo of the month: Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen, Denmark

Coming up in May

By the time we got back from sunny Australia, spring has been already in full bloom in Hungary and that means one important thing: hiking! We have quite some hikes planned in Hungary, Austria and Slovakia for this spring and summer. We are eager to visit our beloved national parks again: the High Tatras, Slovak Paradise or Little Fatra. And we are eager to find new favorites.

Oh, Australia, one thing is for sure, you won’t have a match…

How was your April? What are your plans for the next month?

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