Posts Tagged ‘Australia’

A Kind of Magic

June 4, 2010

The main aim of our Australia trip was to visit the Great Barrier Reef. So we were more than a little alarmed when the day before we were due to arrive in Airlie Beach to begin our two-night tour of the Reef and the nearby Whitsunday Islands we were told that we had been double booked and there was no room for us on the boat.

A ropey situation on Airlie Beach

After a 10-hour bus from Cairns to Airlie we were no more certain of getting a place on our tour or any other. This was on a Thursday night and our original boat was due to leave on the Saturday morning. The next day we headed straight to the agency ready for battle with the inept girl that had wrecked our booking.

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It’s different Down Under

June 4, 2010

It was with a heavy heart that we bade farewell to Argentina to fly to Australia.  Our first three months travelling, spent in South America, had allowed us to experience people and places we would never forget.

South America, and Buenos Aires in particular, were very much starting to feel like home. Also, Marc’s Spanish was getting good enough that I didn’t have to do all the talking anymore.  But time was ticking and new horizons were calling. And so we boarded our Qantas flight, armed with books and valium to help us survive the 15-hour flight from Buenos Aires to Sydney.

Never seen that before, whatever could it be?

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