Thank God for champagne! My 17+ hour flight from Los Angeles to Sydney, Australia, was relatively painless due to several glasses of the bubbly and a cache of Amy Winehouse, Bebel Gilberto and Dwele cds to keep me. Upon arrival a fleet of Audi A6 and Q7’s were waiting to greet my traveling companions and me. We were transported to the fabulous Park Hyatt for an overnight stay. The views of the famous Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Opera House were spectacular.
Our day started before dawn with a flight to Kununurra, the heart of the Australian outback, where our adventure began!
My third day in Australia was my first real taste of the Outback. We faced a full day of driving under the most extreme conditions. There would be no gas stations, bathrooms, or restaurants for convenient pit stops. Not to mention Australia’s winter was coming to a close, and temperatures reached the 100-degree mark daily.
wildlife, such as peacocks, cattle and kangaroos, to keep us company from dusk ‘til dawn.
white sand is punctuated with rock pools where octopus and other creatures wait for the tide to take them back to the deep. After my ride and a quick bite to eat, my group departed for the airport and another overnight stay in Sydney. My last moments were spent trolling the harbor for one-of-a-kind mementos. Although I had never traveled so far to visit an English-speaking environment, but I truly enjoyed my journey. For those seeking adventure, a trip down under will certainly create memories that last a lifetime. Good day, mate!
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