Coral Bay

The magical forest called coral

I’m only a beginner scuba diver, but when I heard about the Ningaloo reef, I just had to experience it myself. I’d done some snorkelling and was overwhelmed with what I could see close to the surface. I really wondered how much more diving deeper could give me. I decided to do a combination of two…

Hungry ATMs abroad

I never really saw the point in having a credit card. I am not a person who purchases things she cannot afford. I am a saver. First the money, then the things. I quickly saw the advantages of credit cards when an ATM in Berlin decided to eat my card. I had just arrived and…

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Hyde Park Barracks

Sydney is full of convict history. The stately building on Macquarie street is part of this as well. Built by convicts and home of convicts. The Hyde Park Barracks were even designed by a convict; Francis Greenway. Greenway put his mark on Sydney, for he designed dozens of buildings around the city. Over 50.000 convicts…

Too close for comfort

Oh, the excitement. After a night of bushcamping, there was a toilet on the picnic site where we had breakfast. I was one of the first to check it out. It just turned out that I wasn’t the only one in there. As I lowered to sit down on the toilet seat, something caught my…

Cherries on the trees

88 days diaries: Loooong days

I made 14,5 work hours in one day. Everyone had the morning off, but not me. My day started at 8AM, which is late compared to my recent 5.30AM starts. However, at 7.30AM the farmer was already knocking on my door. There were some second grade cherries that needed grading. When the others arrive at…