I recently decided to write it not in one piece, I hope I can prepare some parts for the next days and you get frequently news from me.
Before I start to write about past 8 days I have to say that I am lucky not looking into furture and enjoy what I have now. So I didn’t imagine how nice it is to be lazy in the morning, sitting with a cup of coffee, going to toilett 3 times without any hurry. Oh I love Alice.
We started in Adelaide the February 4th. Phil and Hugh, the nice couple where I staid in Adelaide “promised” me that just the first day sounds interesting and I will be on the bus with loud, noisy, young British folks. But we were a funny mixture. Family Frühling you were with me all the time (for all others: colleagues of mine) we had 3 dutch people on board(couple and a woman), a brave japanese couple, 3 swiss (1 couple and 1 girl), 1 german girl and we were 4 Austrians (me, a couple and a friend of them) The ages: 67,62, 54, 54, 47, 35, 34, 30, 30, 26, 23, 23, 19.
That’s how welooked like after 8 days together:
Our guide was Tom. He is 25–30 years. A very nice and kind respectful person who cares for people and country. People like he will make Australia a better country. He decided to become guide to get to know the country better which is a nice way to experience my home.
As we were a lot of old people: that’s the way we could remember finally our names:
It’s really damned hot here in Castlemaine. But the heat makes me forget that I might have a jet lag. In the morning we went to Castlemaine, visit a little market and had a nice cup of coffee. (photo: mainstreet with townhall)
Later we went to Elmore yesterday at this nice summerfest but before Penny gave me the chance to take one step to New South Wales. Here you see the photo when we crossed Murray River .
So finally I will be able to say I was in almost all states except Australian Capital Territory and Queensland. You will see 🙂
I stay now for some days in Campbells Creek a very important town in Victoria and I am lucky to go to Elmore another very important city in Victoria and it is you who have no good educational background if you don’t know them. And I will hear the famous worldwide known mighty bUZZniks and here you can listen to them on myspace and another bunch of other world-famous groups will play there. (It was so damned hot that everything was brought to the swimming pool that the audience could listen from the water … this is a very progressive and really nice way to support the audience, isn’t it?)
will ich hier auch noch einmal sagen. Ohne die ganz vielen lieben Menschen, die mir auf die eine oder andere Weise helfen, dass diese Reise möglich wird. Die vielen Menschen in Innsbruck, die mir versprochen haben, auf meine Mutter zu schauen und mir zugeredet haben, ruhig auf Urlaub zu fahren. Die vielen, die mir hier in Wien helfend zur Seite stehen, und viele ganz liebe kleinere und größere Hilfsdienste für mich machen. Ohne diese Unterstützung wäre ich nicht gefahren.
Die vielen, die gesagt haben, dass ich wieder kommen soll.
Without all the lovely people in my life I wouldn’t have dared to make this trip. Many people promised me to take care of my mother and that helps. And it’s also very nice how many people want me promise to come back to Austria. Of course I will. But it’s funny that they think that I would easily decide to stay away. More than I, I think. This makes it easy to come back.
Letztes Jahr besuchte ich meine Freundin Corinne in der Provence und wir fuhren zu einem wunderschönen Platz. Nämlich diesen hier.
Und ich mußte lachen, denn so stellte ich mir rote Erde vor. Nur nicht, dass ich in einer 3 stündigen Autofahrt in Frankreich plötzlich mitten im roten Land wäre.
Und ich sagte zu Corinne: “Naja, sind wir mal schnell über’s Wochenende nach Australien geflogen.”
In a 3 hours trip I was in the middle of the red land. I felt like a very very rich person who flew just for the weekend to Australia. In reality I wouldn’t have seen nothing I would have been just in the air.
I definitely couldn’t stop laughing and giggeling for quite a while.