Destinations

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    COOBER PEDY – LIFE UNDERGROUND IN THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK

    The question is: why would you live underground and what’s there to see in Coober Pedy, in the middle of the outback in South Australia?? Let’s try to answer that and give you a reason to travel to one of the craziest places we’ve ever seen! WHERE IS COOBER PEDY? First things first, let’s find on the map the whereabouts of this quirky town.Coober Pedy is located in the state of South Australia, some 850 km north to its capital city Adelaide and 700 km south of Alice Springs. Around here, the blazing sunrays and scorching heat of the outback are unforgiving. Temperature often reach 40°C in summer (the official…

  • Oahu Hawaii what to see

    MUST DO THINGS AND MUST SEE PLACES IN OAHU, HAWAII

    After leaving Australia recently, we decided to head even more eastwards and cross the international date line. We hopped on a direct Melbourne-Honolulu flight on a Sunday afternoon and landed straight in Oahu, Hawaii (U.S.A.), on the same Sunday morning! Yes, we basically travelled in time back to the past!Finally our first international trip after the global pandemic that kept us in Australia for over two years. We spent one week in beautiful Oahu, Hawaii’s most populated island. WHERE IS HAWAII? Hawaii is one of the 50 American states. It’s located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, about 2,000 miles west of USA. The archipelago of Hawaii, or Hawaiian…

  • Uluru guide cosa fare

    WHAT TO SEE&DO AT ULURU (AYERS ROCK) AND KATA TJUTA

    After over three years in Australia we finally made to Uluru, the famous sacred site to many Aboriginal Australian communities. Us too were left speechless in front of it, the most suitable word we can think of to describe Uluru is: “magical”! 2022 started off grandly for us after the long lockdowns of the past two years in Melbourne. We went for new trips to Wilsons Promontory National Park in Victoria, to the gorgeous seaside in South Australia, and to the always charming Sydney. Once all restrictions and interstate border closures had dropped, we dedicated three weeks to our first big outback trip from Melbourne to Alice Springs, in the…

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    4 DAYS IN SYDNEY – OUR ITINERARY GUIDE

    Sydney is with no doubts an unavoidable destination in any Australian travel itinerary. In our collective imagination places like the Opera House, the golden sandy beaches full of surfers, and the Harbour Bay are amongst the most symbolic in Australia. That’s why you need minimum 4 days to visit the capital of New South Wales, located in the southeast of Australia. In this article we offer an itinerary of Sydney to follow on foot and using public transport. Let’s get to know the most iconic places in town! HOW TO GET TO SYDNEY For obvious logistical reasons, the vast majority of visitors arrives to Sydney by plane. You’ll be happy…

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    AUSTRALIA IS REOPENING ITS BORDERS: WHEN AND HOW TO GO

    At last! We can share great news from Australia. After 2 years of closed borders and harsh restrictions, Australia is reopening its borders to tourists coming from overseas. Premier Scott Morrison announced it during his press conference yesterday. “If you are double vaccinated, we look forward to welcoming you back”. A sudden announcement which sounds amazing to us, as well as to all travellers looking to come down here. In the same way tourism and hospitality industries can finally rejoice, after two years spent in hardship due to restrictions and multiple lockdowns. THE PANDEMIC IN AUSTRALIA From the very beginning in March 2020, Australia decided to shut its borders to…

  • Ella-Kandy train Sri Lanka

    ELLA TO KANDY TRAIN: ONE OF THE BEST TRIPS EVER

    Today we get to try the Ella-Kandy train route, that’s said to be one of the greatest not only in Asia but in the entire world. We get to Ella railway station by 9am, our train leaves at 9.30.       Following under, some lines to explain how to obtain your tickets.   There are 3 ways to book a train ticket in Sri Lanka: Simply show at the train station on the day of travel to buy a non reserved 2nd or 3rd class ticket. These kind of tickets are by far the cheapest ones, but be warned that carriages may be overcrowded, especially during high season and…

  • Adelaide cosa fare in città

    9 THINGS TO DO IN ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S CAPITAL CITY

    Adelaide is a buzzing city and capital of the state of South Australia, of which it’s the authentic cultural and geographical hub.Some 1,5 million people live here, more than 75% of the whole state. Large areas of South Australia are indeed desert, particularly in the north and west.Brushed by the hills to the east and by the sea to the west, Adelaide enjoys a mediterranean climate. Besides, thanks to its wide boulevards, city parks and the overall high quality of life, Adelaide has constantly ranked in the top liveable cities in the world. In 2021 it was even elected best Australian city in this special classification, beating both Melbourne and…

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    THE 10 MOST LIVEABLE CITIES IN THE WORLD IN 2021

    After skipping the 2020 edition because of the pandemic, The Economist global liveability index survey returned in 2021, ranking the best cities in the world to live in. Due to the restrictions imposed following the numerous Covid-19 waves, Vienna in Austria lost the 1st place obtained in 2019 and exited the top 10. For the same reason many European and Canadian cities that were part of the ranking over the years didn’t make the list, having to shut schools, restaurants and crowded events. NEW ZEALAND LEADS THE RANKING The survey proclaimed Auckland, in New Zealand, most liveable city in the world in 2021.In second position Osaka, in Japan, while Adelaide,…

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    HOW TO REACH THE THREE PEAKS OF LAVAREDO – HIKE AND PARKING INFO

    The Three Peaks of Lavaredo are the undisputed symbol of the Dolomites and offer a must do hike for every visitor getting to Trentino South-Tyrol and Veneto. The Three Peaks, better known as Tre Cime di Lavaredo in Italian or Drei Zinnen in German, mark in fact the border between these two regions in Italy’s north-east. READ ALSO: Lake Braies hiking guide and tips HIKE AROUND THE THREE PEAKS OF LAVAREDO Here’s all you need to know about how to get to the Three Peaks of Lavaredo. The highest of the Three Peaks is Cima Grande (Big Peak), raising at an altitude of 2,999 meters above sea level. To its…

  • Lago di Sorapis come arrivare

    HOW TO GET TO LAKE SORAPIS, DOLOMITES

    Living for a few months in Cortina d’Ampezzo, in the Dolomites in Northern Italy, we had the chance to do many excursions to some of the most beautiful places around, as the Three Peaks of Lavaredo. LAKE SORAPIS Today we talk about stunning turquoise Lake Sorapis (Lago di Sorapis) and how to get to it hiking along trail n.215 leading to Rifugio Vandelli, at a couple of hundred meters from the lake. Lake Sorapis is a glacial lake located at 1,900 metres above sea level. The purest water coming from the slopes of surrounding mountains give to its water a bright turquoise colour, that leaves speechless at the sight. HOW…