How not to become penniless by renting a car

This post is out of line with our usual travel posts. Instead, we want share some info about renting cars with you. We keep meeting people who are renting cars long-term and complain how expensive it is, so based on both their and our experiences we would like to tell you how you can save…

Our last Australian city

We arrived bright and early into Melbourne and surprisingly both of of had managed to snatch a few hours sleep on the overnight bus. Since it was only 7am we made for a cafĂ© for a scrumptious breakfast of croissants and a falafel sandwich. We sipped our first cup of famous Melbourne coffee and woke…

A capital adventure

No, Sydney is not the capital of Australia. And no, it isn’t Melbourne either. This title goes to Canberra (there’s another point in your next pub quiz), located a third of the way south of Sydney. When it comes to visiting this city, opinions differ a lot. Many (both Aussie and tourists) say it is…

Sydney

After just making the bus we arrived in Sydney; just happy to be there. It got better when we discovered that our friend Matthias had been kind enough to make our beds and supply chocolate cookies, so all we had to do was roll into bed before 1am. After our short night we had a…

A trip to the gorgeous Blue Mountains

As the great nature lovers who we are, we could not travel south through Sydney without taking a side trip to the famous Blue Mountains. This mountain range starts 50km west of Sydney and covers 11,400 square kilometres. The range is a part of the great dividing range. Many other travelers had recommended it to…