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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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    TOP 6 BEACHES IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA, ONE FOR EACH REGION

    Beaches in South Australia are a serious matter. That comes with no surprise when the coastline across the state has a total length of 4,200 km, including 500 km of pristine coast on Kangaroo Island.The best part about it? Most of these shores are so wide that you won’t have to struggle to find your perfect beach spot. We recently did a road trip throughout South Australia, spending most of our time along its beautiful coasts, for obvious reasons you’ll understand in this post.South Australia is so underrated that not many tourist come here (the majority of Melbourne and Sydney residents take beach holidays around Gold Coast, Queensland or Byron…

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    HIKE TO WINDIN FALLS, FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND’S TABLELANDS

    Windin Falls is a spectacular waterfall located within Wooroonooran National Park in Tropical North Queensland.It takes about two hours from Cairns, plus a 5-km-hike before uncovering it.Being not easy to reach makes it even more rewarding to get to. The feeling when you lean onto the edge of the waterfall overlooking the Wet Tropics Rainforest is unbeatable.An important aspect to keep in mind is the different flow of the water whether you are going during dry or wet season, i.e. a calm stream vs a powerful waterfall. UPDATE, MAY 2021 WINDIN FALLS ACCIDENT: unfortunately a hiker lost her life at Windin Falls yesterday. As she was reportedly visiting after heavy…

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    SOUTH AUSTRALIA ITINERARY: 2-3 WEEKS ON THE ROAD

    It’s time to uncover another of the big Australian states: South Australia. With an area of almost one million square kilometres (roughly the size of Germany, Italy and UK combined) and its position in the south centre of the nation, South Australia uniquely shares borders with each Australian mainland state. Landscapes in South Australia change dramatically from hills and wine regions to dry salt lakes, from the arid outback to some of most amazing coastlines of Australia.That’s why it’s particularly important to plan your itinerary ahead before leaving your safe base in the capital city Adelaide. You don’t want to miscalculate the distances and find yourselves in the middle of…

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    WHAT TO SEE IN HOBART, THE CAPITAL OF TASMANIA

    Hobart is the capital of the insular state of Tasmania, in the southeast of Australia.It’s a young city like the rest of Australia, with little more than 200 years of history. Nevertheless its past as penal settlement and present as quiet harbour town make of Hobart a characteristic destination, different from Australian metropolis like Sydney and Melbourne.Thanks to its small dimension – Hobart counts some 200,000 inhabitants – it’s easy to move quickly from one place to the next to visit the surroundings in few days.We spent 4 days in Hobart during our recent 2-week roadtrip in Tasmania, which you can read about here. Here’s what to see in Hobart, both…

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    5 OF THE BEST WATERFALLS IN TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA

    Last month we had the opportunity the explore beautiful Tasmania and among the several natural attractions we visited some of the wildest waterfall we’ve ever seen.Hidden in the deep rainforest, far from urbanisation and included within the protected boundaries of National Parks, waterfalls in Tasmania are nothing short of concealed gems.In this post we list 5 of the best waterfalls in Tasmania and how to reach them. READ ALSO: TASMANIA 2 WEEK ITINERARY GUIDE 1. DIP FALLS Dip Falls are located in the north west of Tasmania, a couple of hours by car from Devonport or from Cradle Mountain.The overall drop over the two levels of the waterfalls measures roughly…

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    ZERO COVID CASES IN MELBOURNE: WE DID IT!

    It hasn’t been easy, the lockdown lasted for months and everyone was affected by it, but we finally got zero cases in Melbourne! After 112 consecutive days of hard restrictions and limited movement, Melbourne has reached the fateful 0 under the heading of new Coronavirus cases. The D-day, or better yet the 0-day, was on 30th October. For the first time since last 9th June, zero new cases have been recorded in Melbourne metropolitan area and in the whole state of Victoria. We waited some more days just to be sure in wasn’t all an illusion. Well today it’s the 13th straight day with zero new Covid cases. ALSO READ: What…

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    FREE CAMPING AND REST AREAS IN AUSTRALIA

    Recently we talked you about how to buy a van in Australia, in the post you can find here. If you are planning to go to Australia and you’d like to buy a van and travel on-the-road, we suggest you to have a look at it before coming back and read this article. If instead you already own a van and you’re looking to knowing more on how to fully enjoy your Australian adventure, look no further!Here we tell you how and where to find free camping and rest areas in Australia, in which to stop both by day and by night when travelling by van. TRAVELLING ON-THE-ROAD We introduced how travelling…

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    HOW TO BUY A VAN IN AUSTRALIA? GUIDE&TIPS

    Among the questions we get asked the most now that we are back in Australia we have this one.How to buy a van in Australia?The answer is complex and there are many aspects to be considered. Therefore we decided to write down everything we learned during our first year in Australia, in order to help you taking one of the most important steps if you too want to travel on-the-road across this wonderful country. OUR AUSTRALIAN VAN: PENNY! We recently landed in Australia for our second year of Working Holiday Visa, and we immediately rejoined our van “Penny”.Penny came along with us during our first year from the far north-east to the…