Uluru – Climbing on the Furniture in the Outback

Would anybody entering the home of a stranger, however gracious, climb over their prized sofa; especially if they provided logical reasons why we shouldn’t? Witnessing people climbing up Uluru, walking past, and completely ignoring the information point which provides ample reasons why not to do so, this seems a suitable analogy. I have to admit, I believed that climbing of …

Postcards from a Winter Walk in Alice Springs

Walking around the Northern Territory city of Alice Springs, it’s difficult not to think of “Walkabout Creek”. I was half expecting Mick “Crocodile” Dundee to come hurtling out of one of the bars wrestling an inflatable croc. It’s not actually anything like the fictional one bar town of film fame, and there probably isn’t much chance of running into “Donk” …

Australia’s Northern Territory Itinerary

Exciting times, I’ve jumped on a plane* today, with my camera, to make the marathon journey to Australia’s Northern Territory. The trip is arranged by Tourism NT and Audley Travel, in Alice Springs and the ‘Red Centre’ Thursday August 15 to Thursday August 22, 2013. This is a provisional itinerary, and a few more activities will be added, but it …

Adelaide; Bouncing around Kangaroo Market

Markets are usually a great place to spend a few hours and the bustling Central Market in Adelaide, South Australia is no exception. It has the usual appeal of other markets, fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, bread, cakes and sweet treats; baked or covered in chocolate. There is plenty of vibrant colour, ripe exotic fruits and vegetables or the rich, dark …

Kangaroo Island, South Australia; The Search of Skippy

Those slightly more advanced in years will probably remember a television programme called “Skippy” If unfamiliar with the children’s series, set in Australia, it centred around a marsupial ‘Lassie’. In each episode the hopping hero would solve almost every possible problem known to humanity. His companion was a boy with the infamous line “What’s up Skip”? Each time he asked …

Australia, The Great Ocean Roadtrip – A superlative adventure

Any destination, landmark or area such as the Great Ocean Road, Grand Canyon, Great Barrier Reef or Great Trango Tower which uses superlatives to describe itself has a lot to live up to. Including hyperbole within a name puts a little extra pressure to live up to the billing. Fortunately most deliver in spades and the Great Ocean Road, Australia …

Why Auckland Stole My Heart

Paul Corbett Website: www.mypostcardfrom.com I’m an early thirties web developer based in the North West of England and recent newcomer to blogging. I set off on my first round the world trip in 2003 which was a three week organised trip that gave me a taste for the big wide world. In 2006 I took a year out and backpacked …