How much does it cost to travel around Australia for one year?

How much does a road trip around Australia for a year cost?

How much does a road trip around Australia for a year cost?

A few months ago we published the blog post How much money do we need to travel around Australia with an overview of our travel expenses for the first half year of our road trip through Australia.

In this post we will tell you how much money we spent for the whole road trip through Australia for one year. You can also find useful tips on how to reduce your travel costs for a road trip around Australia. Continue reading

23 Events and Festivals in Australia: Iconic. Funny. Crazy. Legendary.

Events and Festivals in Australia

Events and Festivals you should not miss when in Australia

A trip through a foreign country is not only about sightseeing; it’s also about visiting events and mingling with the locals on festivals. Australia has many different events and festivals and many of these are for free or very cheap. The biggest and most impressive event in Australia we have been to is the New Year’s Eve fireworks in Sydney. But there are many more events and festivals in Australia you should put on your travel list.

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Oodnadatta Track – Australian outback track along a string of springs

The Oodnadatta Track leads from Marree to Marla through the outback of Australia

The Oodnadatta Track leads from Marree to Marla through the outback of Australia

The Oodnadatta Track is one of the most famous tracks through the Australian outback. The track is not difficult or demanding but we really enjoyed the trip along the 617 km long track. The landscape is beautiful and the camp fires under the night sky with millions of stars where terrific. If you are planning to drive the Oodnadatta Track, you can find useful tips and pictures in this blog post. Continue reading

Loy Krathong, Yi Peng and the Mae Jo Mass Sky Lantern Release

Thousands of lanterns illuminate the sky at the lantern festival in Mae Jo

Thousands of lanterns illuminate the sky at the lantern festival in Mae Jo

Have you seen images from Thailand with the sky full of lanterns? When we have seen the first images of Loy Krathong and the Yi Peng mass sky lantern release in Chiang Mai, we knew that we want to be there one day. This year, our timing was perfect and we managed to be in Chiang Mai during the Loy Krathong festival beginning of November.

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Typical Australia: Funny and bizarre sightings along the roads of Australia

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Keep smiling.

In 19 months we have done more than 72’000 km on Australian roads during our two road trips. We have been on the road for many hours but it was never boring. Even on long stretches in the outback there is always something to see and to laugh about. In this post we like to show you some of the funny and bizarre sightings we came across on our long journey. Continue reading

Ladyboy Cabaret in Chiang Mai

Cabaret Chiang Mai

We are glad we went to see the ladyboy Cabaret in Chiang Mai. Great performance.

Last night we had a blast. Totally unexpected, to be honest. From our guesthouse close to the Tapae Gate in Chiang Mai it’s a short walk to the night bazaar. The market itself was not the main purpose why we went there. We wanted to see the Ladyboy Cabaret which was a recommendation from two young Swiss girls we met the other day. We went to the show with no expectations at all and we went home with a wow feeling. Continue reading

Road Trip Australia: 7 Things Off The Beaten Track

Road trip Australia

A road trip is the best way to explore Australia off the beaten track.

Our road trip around Australia is history. With a smile on our face we now think back to the great time we had. The last 11 months have been wonderful. We crossed the Simpson Desert, we celebrated New Year’s Eve in Sydney, we met so many lovely people on the road, we enjoyed close encounters with Koalas, experienced the real Outback and many other things off the beaten track. Continue reading