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Australia – Canberra

Canberra was chosen as Australia’s capital due to a longstanding dispute between Sydney and Melbourne which resulted in a compromise at the midpoint between the cities. As a relatively new […]

Melbourne to Albury and Canberra

With a very large percentage of Australians living in the huge capital cities, I was curious to see at least one of Australia’s smaller towns. The Greyhound staff suggested Albury, […]

Melbourne again

Having signed up for the more popular tour at the tourist center in Federation Square before departing to Tasmania, I was ready to see more of the city. From Town […]

The Spirit of Tasmania

I woke early again and watched the sunrise through the car window as I rushed to catch the Spirit of Tasmania, a daily cruise ship/ferry between Melbourne and Devonport. The […]

Tasmanian wilds

I woke up to a cold morning with chickens wandering around the camp site, quickly said goodbye to my neighbor and drove north through some back roads (glad I had […]

Tasmania – on the road

I got an awesome and lucky free vehicle upgrade to a 4WD SUV because my original rental had a faulty gas gauge. After failing to convince somebody else to join […]

Australia – Hobart, Tasmania

An early morning flight took me across the Bass Strait and Tasmania to Hobart, the capital of this Australian state and what seems like world capital for car repair shops. […]

Melbourne – Parliament

I got a little confused by the plethora of tour options and ended up waiting at the wrong corner near the Parliament building and missing a tour, but conveniently there […]

Australia – Melbourne

Day 34: Country #6 Melbourne, pronounced “mel-bun” by Australians, is a sprawling modern city remarkably similar to San Francisco in aesthetic, culture and history, including it’s own free, but modern, […]

Perth to Melbourne, Australia

Day 33: Country #6 The lawyer invited me to check out Trigg beach, Perth’s most popular beach for locals, and go hiking. After checking out of the guesthouse (which I […]

Perth – Joondalup

Day 32: Country #6 Having failed to find an affordable path to venture to greater Western Australia, I went as far north as practical, to Joondalup, which turned out to […]