When a friend I met through Couchsurfing invited me to join in on a day trip and see these quintessential Australian creatures, I knew the moment had come.
The first sighting of European settlers in the Hunter Valley was in 1798 when a lieutenant drifted into the Hunter River in search of escaped convicts. While it is said that the region was named after Captain John Hunter, I'd say there's a good chance the colonists chose the name for how well it reflected… Continue reading Hunter Valley Wine Tour
Animals at Parc Merveilleux, Brunch at Le Paris, and Celts at Bealtaine.
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Standing on a riverbank inside Burgers' Zoo, it feels as though you've stepped right up to the edge of an African safari. Not long along, the zoo announced the birth of a baby rhino and from here we watched the stout little creature chase giraffes ten times its size: quite a spectacle for a random… Continue reading A Brisk Day at Burgers’ Zoo
With an outbound flight coming up this Sunday, my last full weekend was spent enjoying some of Sydney's grandest attractions.
The next morning, we unzipped the tent to this spectacular view that made a somewhat uncomfortable sleep on mats that were, on the one hand, small and easy to carry but also just a bit too thin, entirely worth it.