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1, 2, 3... Departure for Australia!

Published on Tuesday 12 July 2011
 
 

For a traveller, the unknown is inviting. But you have to organize your unknown! During my recent backpacking trip to Australia, I was slightly scared by that unknown. Therefore, for a full year before my trip, I decided to keep a journal, in order to write down all my friends’ suggestions or attractions that I really shouldn’t miss.

I read my travel guides like someone would read a school book: highlighter and pencil in hand! I would then write down everything in my journal, followed by the page number where I could find more information. Some would say that this is a little crazy, but when I arrived to Australia, I knew the country like my back pocket and was ready for any eventuality!

And by being well organized, I was able to have the time to see all that I wanted to see and visit all the places I did not want to miss.

 

While travel guides and the Internet are amazing (and essential) information sources to organize a trip, there is nothing like talking with someone who has been there already. This way, you can really discover hidden gems and essentials not to forget (I never would have thought to bring a swiss knife or camping cutlery without the suggestion of a friend!)

And this research period allowed me to discover some of my favourite spots; places that I didn’t even know existed even after deciding to visit Australia!

  • Noosa National Park: a beautiful National park in Queensland where the water is a beautiful shade of turquoise and where there are walking trails for all levels of fitness. Oh, and there are great secret beaches!
  • Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk: if your trip doesn’t allow for time up North where amazing beach landscape is everywhere, this path makes you believe you’ve left the city even if you are less than twenty minutes from downtown Sydney!
  • Hobart: So I knew the name of the city, but that was it. I certainly was not expecting it to be one of my favourites!

It is with pleasure that I will be preparing my future trips and YOUR future trips on this blog. I will try to find the best many countries have to offer, the things not to miss and the wackiest ideas in order to have the best trip possible!

 

Blogger : Béatrice B.Poulin

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Blog: 1, 2, 3... Departure for Australia!

For a traveller, the unknown is inviting. But you have to organize your unknown! During my recent backpacking trip to Australia, I was slightly scared by that unknown. Therefore, for a full year before my trip, I decided to keep a journal (...)