Category: Oceania

Ayres Rock, More Than Just a Rock

You’ve surely noticed by now the pictures of that huge rock smack in the middle of Australia. In Aboriginal, it’s called Uluru (said to have no true direct translation), but in English it is...

Milford Sound in Photos

Back to New Zealand again this week to highlight one of my favorite part of the journey there, the famed Milford Sound. The 3-4 hour bus ride from Queenstown was quite eventful, with numerous...

Melbourne, Queen of the Desert

Melbourne was the ideal vision of what I thought Australia would be like. The airport is located out in the bush, a reddish-hued desert with hardly anything else in sight. Leaving via bus, my first glimpse...

Silent Escape at Doubtful Sound

New Zealand’s Fjordland is home to some of Planet Earth’s most stunning landscapes. Most tourists head straight for Milford Sound, which is easily accessible via bus or coach, courtesy of a large mountain tunnel. But for those...

Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland, NZ

The first thing I heard about the town of Rotoroa was that it’s got a weird smell hanging over the entire town. This intriguing fact was due to the amount of thermal geoactivities that...

Sydney’s Circular Quay

While (almost) everyone knows that Canberra is Australia’s political capital, the amount of tourist attractions and diversity of entertainment options available in Sydney’s Circular Quay (pronounced like “key”) makes it a capital region of...

Queenstown Photo Collage

For this weeks’ Photo Friday, here’s a collage of snaps of the world’s adventure capital, Queenstown, New Zealand. This popular tourist domestic and international tourist destination did not disappoint, with plenty of attractions to...