Montag, 15. Juni 2015

On the way to Egypt

In the outback there are of course other animals like the Wombad, cockatoos, emus, lizards, parakeets, butterflies, and in the rivers and billabongs (water holes) large crocodiles. But a true feast for the eyes are the huge about 3 meter high termite mounds and of course the famous bush fires that erupt at regular intervals.
One of the next stops is the famous Kakadu National Park with a friend from Ferry Dublin Liverpool schedule on the east coast of Australia to the Great Barrier Reef. Also Brian was snorkeling announced here. This national park is owned by the Aborigines. And as befits a real globetrotter, we have tried here local food, which was very chaotic for us. As a specialty, there were, among others, alligator stew, potato peelers, hotdog and beating meat and emu meat. Here in Kakadu National Park you can meet the different types of kangaroos, and of course the cute koalas that one but do not run the same on the road. Also, they have to look in the trees you only.
It was important, of course, that we have seen in Australia, the Olgas, a rock formation, rock paintings and of course the famous Ayers Rock, the sacred mountain of the Aborigines. It is a true feast for the eyes, if you evenings gathered in front of the mountain and admired the sunset with a picnic and a glass of champagne. It is really true that the sun turns the mountain into a whopping chocolate brown color. We had the opportunity to climb Ayers Rock and walked to the next morning at sunrise going on.
Later, it would have been almost impossible, because the heat then would have been too large. On a chain it was the mountain in about 1 1/2 hours up similar to our last Ferry Dublin Holyhead discountholiday, quickly entered into the register book and again on the chain due to time constraints in about 1 /2 hours down. Although this climb was incredibly stressful, it is one of the many highlights Australia. With the van we went a few hours about 300 km and finally we arrived in the blistering heat at Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park. Although we already had a mighty sore muscles, we did not want to miss this experience.
We had now seen very much, but still it was open much. And so it went to the Blue Mountains, a huge forest with eucalyptus trees and unimaginable jungle giants. By the exhalations of the eucalyptus trees is a bluish glow above the woods - hence the name.
By air, it then went to Cairns and a small train passing waterfalls we went to the cable car. We wanted to enjoy the rainforest yet. But unfortunately us was the weather that day did not hold, it has poured and not a bird or other animals has shown us.
And now actually were only Melbourne and Sydney in front of us and then our trip was after about 4 weeks, go back to the end. Melbourne is a beautiful city of art and culture and well worth a visit. But even Sydney was fast approaching and here we wanted to climb the Harbour Bridge. Unfortunately, this was not possible due to the rain. But we have the beautiful world famous sandy beach, the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Tower and the Queen Victoria Building and Sydney looked Monorail used as a means of transport.

Dienstag, 9. Juni 2015

Our Trans-Siberian trip

It started well. With prickly step I approached the counter selected by me , the lady sitting there looking at me , no, she looked at me rather head to foot. In the same order , not vice versa. When I introduced myself to smiling and she just breathed to put this sale to purchase a ticket , she barked at me that I flinched before their sound alone I looked around and found no customers masses that had to be numerically called to order here. The lady just looked at me Falkland equal to, was obviously at least prior to a client who had to be just as called to order , and I gave her authority and backed away. She showed me the prospect Ferry Rosslare Cherbourg.
After a short search I found the waiting number -drawing machines, so I knew to date only from citizens and other agencies. What is the intention behind it to put right next to a ticket vending machine, opened up to me immediately, however, brought me to an idea. After another minute, I left this hospitable place with a ticket. The waiting number I had , however, drawn anyway, and it gave me a mischievous delight me imagine the consequences of my actions on the prospect Færge Frederikshavn Oslo.
The travel centre in Kassel- height would be put in fear , when they discovered that there a waiting number was drawn , which would never be used. I had been away too long , so what does rebellious. Outside received me a loud laughing peer. "Your ICE to Frankfurt is 130 minutes delay!.
" We 've been over this. How was the Trans-Siberian Railway , which broke in time to 5500 kilometers and five and a half day journey to the minute in Ulan Bator ? Let das. I said goodbye to mountain Holter and pressed peer. We were also on the trip back and was disconnected again, but now a lump in the throat sat at parting. "We see New Year's Eve " did speak well, then I got on the train to Baseland looked at the good Ferry Newcastle Amsterdam .
And then when I was sitting in this crowded thing, I was wistfully. The hallways were adjusted to luggage , because the design did not allow for overhead bins that are large enough to accommodate luggage. Where no luggage stand, stood , sat or lay people. No problem, I still knew of Thai trains. And in which there was neither a heater like this. But that did not matter because I still had a jacket there.
But eventually everything does not matter , the masses, the squeeze in the bistro , are friendly, and it shares the fate talks thereby nice. Then the train runs in Frankfurt , sister and nephew pick me up and it's time. I am with my family. All of a sudden. I'm home. After 15 months. All are there, all are healthy. Everything else is unimportant.
Time passed and it was Friday in Berlin. Having already wanted to sting Wednesday in Lake, but had done it just once in the next bay, we felt gradually a certain time pressure and hinted that it was time to weigh anchor. Although the weather was not very stable, we set sail on Friday.