December 15, 2010

kia ora to the land of the long white cloud - the remake

Two years later and here I am New Zealand-bound again. This time for a whole month and North Island only. And this times, it's gonna be even more amazing. 

Chat soon, lovelies! 


December 13, 2010

the sky on fire

waiting for the 96 tram on Bourke St. with an amzing intense colorful sunset over Melbourne

December 09, 2010

ode to green refectory

Fastly becoming one of our favorite Melbourne brekky places, we have been quiet regulars at the green refectory. Stumbling in there by accident walking down Sydney Road, Brunswick, thus this little joint doesn't even have street signage. 

Having an all-day brekkie, delicious salds, amazing apple-rhubarb pie and great coffee, the green is always bustling with people from the neighbourhood throughout the day, making it a fab crowd watching place as well. 

Our favorite is their 'brekkie stack', a potato fritter topped with grilled tomatoes, basil, bacon, grilled haloumi, spinach, housemade relish and a poached egg. yum yum. 

impressive salad selection right there

the brekkie stack

December 03, 2010

November 29, 2010

look, there's a tiger...

lying outside the kindergarten in my neighbourhood. for real. 

October 23, 2010

My Cosmic Love

falling star fell from your heart and landed in my eyes
I screamed aloud, as it tore through them, and now it's left me blind

The stars, the moon, they have all been blown out
You left me in the dark
No dawn, no day, I'm always in this twilight
In the shadow of your heart

And in the dark, I can hear your heartbeat
I tried to find the sound
But then it stopped, and I was in the darkness,
So darkness I became

August 15, 2010

i'll see you at the night cat

Friday night out in the city. Dance away like no ones watching to a funk band at the Fitzroy's night cat.

cardigan: H&M
top: Sportsgirl
scarf: Ripcurl
necklace: Sportsgirl
leggings: Target
bag: Sportsgirl

July 04, 2010

no show

I got a quite strange mail from my gym today. Reason for that was, that I booked into a Yoga class during Wednesday lunchbreak, but totally forgot about it and obviously didn't show up for it. Therefore the club sent out a warning, saying if I miss two more classes I will be blocked to attend other classes until end of the month. WTF? well, fair enough since class spaces are limited and to guarantee that everyone booked in also has a place, but hey... that just sent me back straight to kindergarten.... silly girl, don't you ever do that again, what have you been taught. ;-) alright, so from now on... I am no no show again. Lunch breaks are for kicking back and not for stepping it up... apparently. Point taken.

May 27, 2010

my favourite LBD

this is my absolute favourite outfit atm.... I soo luv it.... thanks sportsgirl... again.... :-)

May 26, 2010

Oh boy

This looks rad.... BOY the film by Taika Waititi...

Thanks to the latest tweet by frankie magazine I discovered this new NZ film. The trailer looks very worth watching it. The film is a coming-of-age comedy set in the '80s, East Coast, New Zealand.

the story

Boy is obsessed with Michael Jackson - in particular, his dance moves - and his little brother Rocky possibly possesses 'powers'. The pair are trying to find their potential (and the meaning of the word "potential") while living in the shadow of their larger-than-life dad, Alamein.

In Boy's eyes, his dad is a hero: a deep-sea diver, war veteran, rugby captain and close relation of Michael Jackson. But in reality Alamein is doing seven years in jail and is a member of the three-man Crazy Horses gang. Now out of the can, Dad returns home and Boy is confronted with the man he thought he remembered.

the trailer

love the website very much....

May 25, 2010

Masterchef meets Piccasso

If you ever need super inspiration what to cook for dinner... check that out.... I love it...

"take a pen in one hand and a pan in the other"... draw your favorite recipe, step by step and upload it online for everyone to view, cook and enjoy. Awesome idea of recipe look... take a look.

I reckon the cheesecake looks very yummy....

What's for tea tonite?... pasta

May 16, 2010

there's nothing like....

front row seat overlooking the most beautiful beach in the world.....

The new Torusim Australia Compaign encourages everyone to upload a pic of their own Aussie experience to share with the world. Up until now up to 21000 people participated in the run for an Australian holiday worth AUS $ 65,0000..... needless to say that I had to have my saying in that comp as well.

My entry got published yesterday on the website. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

April 14, 2010

it's been 12 months....

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn´t do than
by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.

by Mark Twain

Today over a year ago, I boarded the plane heading to Australia via Tokyo, Japan. Now 365 days later I am still sitting in Melbourne, my homebase since the last 6 months.... I truly became to love this buzzling city over the time. It' s amazing. It' s been thrilling. It' s been crazy. It's been awesome.

12 months down under that has been 55.778 km throughout Australia (incl. the journey down under), visiting every state, spent some longer time in Perth, Adelaide, Ayr, Noosa, Byron Bay, Sydney and the most days in Melbourne.

Met heaps of amazing people from all over the world, travelled on with a few and met up again with a lot after a few months, enjoyed awesome scenery, stunning beaches, visited world heritages, had heaps of fun, endured 7 weeks of fruit picking, crazy Aussie wildlife, city days and big nite out, lots of great parties and not so grand hung over days, heaps of fun, hidden secrets and hideaways, hostel stories, .... and lots more.

Cheers for the memories and hey, 12 more months to go. whoop whoop.
Stay on for the ride.

April 02, 2010

Bay of Fires

The northeast coast boasts some of Tasmania‘ s most secluded white-sand beaches and miles upon miles of empty shorelines, waterfalls, wildlife-rich nationalparks and heaps of fishing opportunities. Bay of Fires is the coastal strip up just north of Binnalong Bay and all the way up to the ramshackle chack-town of The Gardens. It‘s called Bay of Fires after early explorers saw the fires of the Aboriginals along the shore. It‘s only accessable through minor roads.... gravelroads so to speak... and still has some free campingspots along the bay overlooking the stunning beaches. We were all in for free camping and who would‘ ve guessed that our little camper also is a fab 4WD!! He he he! Mr Maui wouldn‘t have been amused, but what he doesn‘ t know, right?! :-) So we had our own isolated camping spot for the night like 5m from the beach. Beautiful. That eve just screamed for a bottle of red and crisps on the beach. Perfect holidays! Needless to say we slept like babies that night with the lullabies of the incoming waves.

What we also disovered on our stay there? Aussies tend to bring pretty „essential“ stuff when camping out in the bush... like a satelite for TV, generator, little toilet tent,, well since no facilities on site, Oz flag and since this is a fishing nation, fishing rods of course. For the ones who are to lazy or too busy to stand there and fish, they built their own huge rods which are just stuck in the sands and the line put way out into the sea... while they chat and have a few beers with their mates outside their campers.

The next day we drove up to Ansons‘ Bay on a minor road, well, as we found out soon enough, it was gravelroad for the next 45k‘s.... Yay! We wanted to spend the night at the other free camping spot at Fisherman‘s Point... that was even more secluded than the first spot. 4WD campervan action there as well. Thank God it didn‘ t break apart... It was a bit bumpy... ahh, rough in the end. We also were almost the only ones camping out there, apart from to fishermen, a couple and another guy in his huge bus. It was us, the sea and the pelicans!

That was our last night in Tassie, after three amazing weeks we are heading back on the ferry accross the Bass Strait to Melbourne. It took us almost two weeks to finally relax and enjoy the time off, having worked every day for the last five months, excessive partying and short nights has left us somehow exhausted in the end. Now it‘s back to work, to new challenges, new stories to tell and more escapes like this to plan for and to basically work for.

March 30, 2010

the drunken admiral and the castle

Before heading to Hobart for the weekend, we detoured to Mt Field Natl. Park and walked through the tall trees in its rainforrest. Quite tall those trees. That eve we met up with the two guys for dinner at the drunken admiral in the harbor. The interior of the pub was designed like a ship, which gave it a really cool and cosy atmosphere. The seafood we had was delicious. Haven‘ t had that in a long time. Good times Hobart.

Sunday we chilled and since it was a bit rainy... Sunday session at a cool little winebar at Salamanca Place with yummy Indian dinner! After that we headed to a local pub with some live music. But hey, it‘s Hobart, so after dark on a Sunday not much is going on at all.... the pub was pretty crowded and yeah, could as well have been in some rural town in the outback... felt like it! I was expecting a jackaroo walking in the door anytime... Nevertheless it was a fun night out. :-)

On Monday we picked up our second campervan to relocate back to Melbourne. This time it was a four berth van... not a s big as the last one and we think, a lot cosier. Cruising up the east coast again to our next destination ... St. Helen‘s and the Bay of Fires. St Helen‘s is Tassie‘s fishertown and yep, fish‘n chips was beautiful. We also got some freshly caught prawns for our dinner that night.

After our new mates praised the Aussie movie The castle as a must see to get into the true Aussie slang and culture all night, Luke gave us the DVD to watch in our camper. So, yeah we watched it and yeah, it‘s funny and entertaining, even for us foreigners having just gotten glimpes of Aussie life. Basically it‘s a paraody of Aussie small town life in the early 90ies. The serenity, mate!!!

March 29, 2010

convict history

In Port Arthur we stayed at the only caravan park with a bunkhouse and what a bunkouse that was! Walking in the room we were quite surprised... All we knew was that it was a nine bed dorm, well, what we had no clue of was how they managed to put in nine beds in that room... They put in three story bunkbeds. Who would have thought?! Never seen that before and we‘ve seen a lot. The four Asian girls coming in the next eve were likely surprised. Looked kinda scary to sleep in the most top one, since they didn‘ t think about putting up some rails. Hmpf. We chose the middle ones to be on the safe side. All in all the whole camp kitchen, room and the lot resembled more a prison style accom. instead of a cosy campground, basically suited the location of Port Arthur in the end.

After that surprised we went what we thought was the path down to the beach, which was supposed to be right next to the bunkhouse. Ah, after climbing through thick forrest with a dead end just above the water, we figured wrong way and surely enough the path was next to us, just the other way. Beautiful beach it surely is when the sun wold still be up some more time. Dinner called for a Barbie... Chicken and vedgies... yum. That eve we met two Aussie guys in the kitchen and got chatting to them. Funny night with interesting stuff to talk about. And lets not forget the chocolate and the chocolate infused port.... :-)

The next day we spent the whole day at the historic site of the former convict prison. The museum downstairs in the visitor center truly is a little treasure, illustrating the convict history of Port Arthur. One got a playcard which symbolised a certain convict on it, so throughout the museum one could follow the specific concivts personalised history. That was a pretty good idea, I think.

March 27, 2010

presenting one of Australia's most fab beach - ever

The next day we had to drop off our campervan in Hobart. Since we were a little slow in the early morning hours and we still had to rent a car, since our stay got extende, which turned out to be quite difficult as it was either too expensive or they didn‘t have one, so after everything was settled, we basically raced accross the state down to Hobart. Our deadline was 3 pm and we drove on the car park at 2:50pm... Yay. Thanks to the locals who told us about the quickest and fastest way to Hobart and cheers to a speedlimit of 110k‘s! ;-)

An hour later we were on our way up the east coast to Coles Bay ... in a rather small car. Overnight stop in Triabanna, where we shared our room with a nice guy from Italy who we talked to until late that night. Triabanna had mice pest, so we were pretty carefull when opening any drawers or when putting on our shoes the next day. The next day we reached Coles Bay and after a lovely day at the isolated beaches in the Freycinet Natl. Park we checked in the only accomodation there was... and it was a YHA attached to the caravan park ... I reckon they haven‘t changed a thing in that place since the 70ies. Not a homely place but not that bad either. Check it out here.

Packed with a lunch boxes and our bathers we started the hike up to Wineglass Bay Lookout the next morning. The view from the look out high up in the mountain was amazing - turquoise sea and white sandy beach down in the Wineglass Bay. Beautiful. How did Wineglass Bay got its name is a mystery... maybe because it looks like one. We hiked down to the beach and strolled the hour long walk to its end. Stunning colors. What a day! We then continued the three hour return hike to the car pakr via Hazards Beach. We were basically by ourselves walking the whole way. At Hazards Beach we paused for a quick swim in the icy cold sea. Took some courage, to be honest, but that was refreshing! While we sat on the beach chatting we were disturbed by a familiar sounding ring tone.... Hey, who would have guessed that I would have have reception in one of the most isolated places at all?! Ellen just wanted to see how we were going. :-) The hike seemed to last forever, like chewing gum, but finally we reached the car park and off we were to rice and vedgies! Treat.

March 20, 2010

Spirit of Tasmania

Having started out on the Westcoast of Australia, touring all the way straight through the middle and all the way down the east coast... What‘ s been missing? Tasmania. Being said to be the little sister of New Zealand, I was keen on experiencing it for myself. So, a trip under down under was next.

Taking the ferry overnight from Port Melbourne to Devonport, we arrived in sunny Tassie at the break of dawn and continued our journey southbound to the Cradle Mountain and St Claire Nationalpark. A 2 hours curvy drive later we parked our home on wheels in the carpark and got ready for some hiking. Blue skies and sunshine... What a day! I think, we already like Tassie. We chose to hike the Dove Lake Circuit, which took us 2 hrs around the lake framed by stunning scenery and Cradle Mountain. Beautiful! Looks like little NZ I have to admit.

At night we camped in the national park. How chilly that was. Bbrrr. And there we were wondering why all the other happy campers were wearing hats and fleece early in the evening. Lesson learned again. And it‘s chilly at night in Tassie.

March 19, 2010

The little Penguins

After cruising along the Great Ocean Road in a small car we were on for the big challenge.... a campervan it should be. Having been lucky enough to get one of the campervans up for relocation we sealed the deal. The deal - that‘s to relocate a 6 berth campervan from Melbourne to Hobart in 4 days time for $5 a day including $350 towards our expenses for the rental company Maui. Alrighty we surely can do that, what a bargain, since renting a campervan in Tassie would have cost us around $800 for a week. Yay!!

I had to be the only driver since Kat‘s license got stolen and she isn‘ t allowed to drive in Oz, well, at least not be caught driving. We picked up the campervan in Melbourne and ... wow what a campervan it was. That‘ s not a van, that‘ s a house, I dare say. That thing is bigger than some of the hostel dorms I stayed in, honestly. And it got all the toys.... fridge, gas stove, AC/ heater, microwave, TV, shower, toilet, heaps of storage space, two eating areas, three double beds....not bad. :-) The only downer was, it didn‘ t have an outlet for plugging in our ipods.... mmhhh, we were so attached to our own playlists we made the last few days, eh! ;-)

But how will we get from inner Melbourne to Philipp Island, were we planned to spend the first few days in our new „home on wheels“. And will I ever be able to manouver this thing?! Let me just put it that way, we managed somehow to get lost in Melbourne‘s freeway on our way out and had to make our way through the laberinth of South Melbourne - thank god I lived there the last three months, so I kinda new where we were going. After 90 min. we reached Philipp Island, checked in a caravan park right next to the beach and hit the jackpot with a spot right next to the beach.... G r e a t! :-) Our neightbours were pretty impressed by our „home“ and a little surprised that it was just us two crawling out of the campervan... Yeah, just us two! Two girls... Yes! Needless to say, we had to tell our little „relocation“ story a lot of times over the next few days.

At dusk we made our way to the Somerland Beach to watch the famous Penguin Parade. Philipp Island is home to the little penguins who come onshore to breed. Every night at sunset around 30.000 little fellas leave the ocean and come ashore to their nests. Little penguins are only 40cm tiny, weigh around 1kg, the eat 240g of fish a day, mate for life most of the times and are sooo cool. Seriously, we hadn‘t thought we got so attached in such a short time, but they are the cutest things when they surf on the waves to the beach, struggle to get ashore by literally push or encourage each other who to send up the beach first, then after a few attempts and almost half way up the sand, get frightened and run back into the ocean.... Sometimes it took them a few attempts to finally reach the dunes! And always in groups of at least five, we discovered, and they always wait for the next group to arrive before wandering further into the dunes to their nests. We had premium spots right next to the beach - cheers to the nice fella at the visitor center who told us where to sit to see the most of it - and were sitting there in the cold, chilly night until the ranger almost kicked us out. I seriously don‘t understand why so many people come to see the parade and then leave after the first few groups made their way onshore!?!

After we left the bleachers we got the best view of the penguins since they were waddling around the back where their nests are. What noise they make! Too cute.

The next day we checked out The Nobbies and discovered some of our little friends sitting under the bardwalks there as well. The rest of the day we hung out at the surf beach and watched the surfers catch their waves. Always a delight!

We were supposed to go on the ferry to Tasmania that night, but having not booked in advance - who would have thought that the ferry was booked up until end of March!!?! That happens when you live from day to day.... hmpf. Anyways having gotten the night sailing out of Port Melbourne the next night, we had to stay another day on Philipp Island... Oh well, hanging out at the beach isn‘ t gonna be too much pain, is it?

Problem was, we clever backpackers, got another campervan relocation back from Hobart to Melbourne the next week, so we had to catch the ferry back on the 19th or how are we gonna get this thing back on time?! No chance...first available seats and vehicle space will be on the 26th. Oh well, after a few phone calls and discussions we got another campervan to relocate a week later! Yay! So, our planned trip to Tassie just got extended another week. 2 weeks Tassie lays ahead of us. Whoo hoo!


March 18, 2010

Great Stormy Ocean Road

After 5 months constantly working in the city a roadtrip was way overdue. So, we flew to Adelaide to hit the Great Ocean Road back to Melbourne, via a little detour through the Grampians Nationalpark.

Heading out of Adelaide we had a short stop over in famous Hahndorf - an early German colonial settlement town gone fairly famous for its typical German looking township. It was a cute little town indeed, Old European style houses line the street and of course, the typical German restaurants aren‘ t missing. Looking at the menu we were wondering who would want to eat all this sausages, pork, sauerkraut, spaetzle and te lot in ONE meal!?!
After that we headed towards the Victorian border, beware the time changes 30 minutes between South Australia and Victoria - we almost missed that one. After 700k‘s on the road we arrived at the Grampians. We chose to stay at the eco YHA for that night, which turned out to be a hidden jewel. Great athmosphere, like at a hut in the Swiss mountains, in that awesome little hostel. After a night of red wine, skip-o card games and guitar music we hiked some of the shorter walks the next day. Unfortunately the weather wasn‘ t at its best, with overcast skies and a lite drizzle, so look out views weren‘ t that great at all. The hike up to the Pinnacles didn‘t look to great considering the rock/climbing wold turn into rock-sliding, so we turned around half way. Well, now we have another excuse to head back there for a long weekend later on. On our way out of the Grampians it was all bright blue skies and sunshine.... How stunning would the park have looked under that conditions. What a shame.

Warnambool - the starting point of the world famous Great Ocean Road - was our overnight destination. The hostel was reminding us of our old wokring hostel back up in Ayr, not so nice, but what can you do, hey?! That eve at twilight we headed to Tower Hill reserve, that‘ s a volcanic area and in there heaps of wildlife gets alive at dusk. Nature at its best! And it was. We drove in there to the car park and immediately were greeted by a kangaroo sitting on the roadside, watching us... They always just sit there and watch, as if they can‘ t care less - before they run into your headlights, that is! We walked up into the forrest with no other people around - a bit creepy alright and saw emus, kangaroos and koalas. Cheeky kangaroo from the beginning seemd to follow us around, since one time we crept closer to the black kangaroos in the hills, while we were watched from behind by kangaroo and its mate! I reckon they followed us around, we couldn‘ t help checking over our shoulders from time to time... they were quite often there! Creepy. One time I was already hearing the heavy, loud thonk-thonk of a kangaroo jumoing around, when cheeky-roo came running around the corner, literally stopping with a screeeeeetch (imaging cartoon here - seriously) like oh oh people here. Ok, let me come closer... stare at them....hmm, closer... Thonk-thonk... Oh oh too close! It almost run into me, that‘s when I got a bit scared and side stepped so the roo can pass, that scared the roo and off it was into the bushes. Kat swears that the kangaroo would have come up right beside me and would have just stared at me! Talking about a new profile pci, hey! ;-) Rather not! We were pretty pumped after that nature close up and personal....

The next day - our trip along the Great Occean Road - it was stormy. Hmpf, not what we expected for the stunning scenery, but it made it all the more interesting, I‘d say. Lucky us, up until the 12 Apostels we had sunshine to get really stunning views of this ragged coastline. What a stunning scenery!! We were blwon away... Literally almost, since it was sooo windy on the edge of the cliffs. Huge waves hit the cliffs and created an amazing atmosphere. Needless to say, the planned and highly anticipated helicopter flight over the GOR didn‘ t happen that day either.

Our last night we spent at another eco YHA - another jewel hostel - at Apollo Bay. I easily can image spending more days there just chillaxing and working a few hrs in the hostel (for accomodation, of course)... no probs at all. :-) The next day we planned on spending the day at the world famous surf beaches of Shell‘s Beach or in Torquay. Oh well, our prayers weren‘t heard, as it poured down rain all day until we arrived in Geelong that avro. At least we had a nice sunny eve in Melbourne. Spending the night at our friend‘s flat out in one creepy Melbournian suburb with delicious chicken satay.

Visualize it here.

March 06, 2010

Melbourne.... what happend there?

And there I was thinking it was bad that it was pouring down rain in Adelaide... what happened in Melbourne is a total different story... thank god I was here after all....

I wonder when it's gonna snow in Melbourne then? Hopefully not.

the grape escape

After arriving in Adelaide the day before yesterday we went on a small wine tasting tour to the Barossa Valley.

The first winery was very small and since the day was really beautiful they set us up outside the cellar door in their nice yard under the gumtrees. Quite idyllic site for wine tasting right? The winery owner explained the process of wine making to us and we went on to taste some of their fine wines. Delicious food and excellent wine.

Throughout the whole day we went to three more wineries and tasted some really good wines accompanied by some yummy local nibbles. I always thought that I was more a Shiraz fan, but come to think of ... well... tasted some... I think I might favor more the Merlot. :-) One of the highlight definitely was tasting the Chocolate infused Port.... having already tried that last October from some English lads, expectations were pretty high... and it was beautiful.

After having tasted wine throughout the whole day you cold say that we were pretty tipsy in the end. LOL. Coming back to Adelaide we hit the night life and checked out some really nice acts at the on going Fringe Festival.

view more pics here

March 02, 2010

Goodbye Melbourne.... Hello Roadtrip...

From Melbourne to Adelaide. Kangaroo Island and all the way back via the Great Ocean Road in - truly backpacker style - a campervan along the coast with stunning scenery, wildlife, beaches and national parks to Melbourne. After a short stoppver taking in Mornington Peninsula and on the ferry to Devonport, Tasmania. Through Tassie on the road to Hobart and another week filled with nature and wildlife around the beautiful island under down under. There's more to come, so stay tuned....

Sooo excited....

February 10, 2010

bookworms hit bondi

On 31.01.10 Bondi Beach was not only the place to be for surfers, sunbathers, tourists and the like, but also for bookworms. For the celebration of Billy' s 30th birthday, IKEA set up a massive red Billy bookshelf on the beach for a giant book swap. The 30 red bookcases were filled with thousands of books which beachgoers can swap for one of their own or make a gold coin donation to buy, with proceeds to The Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation. What a nice break from the waves....

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January 24, 2010

meet the flippers

Last week we went on a tiny roadtrip to Sorrento, 90 min from Melbourne, to go on a little adventure. We were going swimming with seals and dolphins in the sea. Swimming with dolphins has been my childhood wish, so I was really excited, but swimming with 300kg seals.... Gees, we were sooo excited and a tiny bit scared as well. They sure are really cute, but up close and personal... mmmmhhh might be another thing. ;-)

After like 10 min out on the sea we were already there.... seals all chillin and hanging out on their little thingy. We already in our wetsuits, fins, masks and snorkels ready, bravely jumped into the water and swam towards the seals. That was fun, they didn't care less, doing their thing in the water and playing around. It was really funny when looking under water, they swam beneath you and just stared at you with their button-like eyes. cute little fellas... but hey, do they stink!! juck. and funny noises they make as well. That was so much fun.

After that we went further out towards where the dolphins were supposed to be. The bottlenose dolphins are regulars in this area, they have created a sanctuary for them as well, so there had to be some around. And surely there were. Six dolphins popped up shortly arond the boat and started jumping and swimming alongside the boat. Ready to go in the water again... we forgot about the freezing sea and rushed in, got hold of the rope that was behind the boat, so the boat could drag us while the dolphins swam next to us. Unfortunately the dolphins didn' t come that close, they just did their thing and soon passed the border to their sanctuary, so we had to get out of the water. They stayed close to the boat for a while, so we watched them play. Although we didn' t get the chance to really swim with the dolphins, it has been an amazing trip and nevertheless dolphins are wild animals, we were just as happy to get so close to them again.

The afternoon we spent strolling around beautiful Sorrento and later on we hit the beach to enjo some champagne, turquoise water and some sun. Life is a beach.

Watch the video or see the pics from our little escape roadtrip to Sorrento here.

January 02, 2010

this was my 2009 ...

This is a summary of my twitter status updates collected over the last 12 months. bringing a smile to my face, it has been the best of times, the worst of times and unforgettable memories on my journey down under. Another 14 months to go... let the adventure begin. I can't wait.

January 01, 2010


Wishing you all the best for 2010 from rainy Melbourne.

May all your wishes come true.

Stick to your new year resolutions... one day already counts... ;-)

As one of the first countries in the world to enter the new year, Australia did it with a bang, of course. Instead of spending NYE in Sydney, i stayed in Melbourne where it rained like cats and dogs starting at sunset after a hot day of 37 degrees. Pretty refreshing but not too great for an outdoor party. Nevertheless we danced the night away under the australian stars.

thunderstorms just before midnight

fireworks in the pouring rain

next year i will be standing here to watch the world's most stunning firewokrs. spectacular.

images by the herald sun