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Australia – Going Dutch in Sydney

The past week I’ve been enjoying myself the Dutch way. I met the most awesome Dutch (and Flamish) people and together we explored Sydney and its surroundings.

The Breathtaking Blue Mountains
On Wednesday we met up for the first time, for a daytrip to t
he famous Blue Mountains. The Blue Mountains NP is a National Park located about a three hour drive from Sydney (although I swear it took us only two hours). Once we got there we parked the car and headed off to the crowded-with-Chinese-viewpoint where we got to see the beautiful Three Sisters. After taking loads of photos (including the neccesary selfies, of course) we got ourselves ready for a few hours of hiking. During the hike we came across the most stunning views – this country keeps amazing me with all its beauty!Β There were many amazing viewpoints, a waterfall and very steep stairways. Happy and satisfied we returned to the car three hours later to start the journey back to the city. We ended the day with some (veggie-)burgers and pizza.

Dutchies love Beaches
Thursday was a hot hot hot day in Sydney, so what better way to spend the day than at Bondi Beach? The waves were high, the sun was shining bright and our skin got darker and darker. We enjoyed the rays of sunshine while listening to the songs of J Beebs. It was a lovely day.

At night I had dinner at my friend Charlotte’s house. She’s been living in Sydney with her boyfriend for three years now (originally from Amsterdam). She prepared a delicious salad for me and tog
ether with her boyfriend Thijs we drank some wine and talked about life in Australia. The next day they went on a roadtrip so they offered me to stay in their appartment while they were gone. I was so happy! No dormbeds, no filthy showers, no drunk young British people – just me, myself and a biiiig double bed. I enjoyed the past three nights to the fullest πŸ™‚

After dinner I met up with my Dutch friends again and we wentΒ ended the night in one of the local gaybars.

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Glebe Markets
On SaturdayΒ the Dutchies (and Flamish) and I went to the Glebe Markets. This is a market which has something to offer for everyone; food, fashion, jewellery – they have it all. I bought myself a cute little ring and a lovely jumpsuit, for only 5 dollars! The other girls also filled their bags with loads of new (and cheap – very important for backpackers ;)) additions to their wardrobes. After the shopping we chilled in the grass, listened to the live music and enjoyed the Sydney Surroundings.

I will spend one more night in Sydney beforeΒ I head off to my next destination, which is most likely going to be the city Bundaberg. I found a working hostel which offers loads of farmwork there, so the travelling will have to make place for earning some serious cashΒ for a while. After three months of travelling I can’t wait to make myself useful again πŸ™‚Β Keep you posted!

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  • Smile, it's Friday!
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But that's not the reason I'm smiling from ear to ear in this photo. The reason was being in the outback and finally seeing Uluru! This place was high up in my top 5 of destinations I wanted to visit soooo badly. The other four are Fiji, Sri Lanka, The Philippines and the Aussie East Coast from Brisbane up to Darwin.
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Which bucket list destination have you visited this year? ∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘
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  • Isn’t this place just gorge-ous? - pun intended πŸ˜†
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Only a stone’s throw away from @wayoutbackaus’s campsite you’ll find the Glen Helen Gorge. It’s the ultimate spot to cool off and relax after a day of hiking and exploring the outback!
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  • Ehhh, I thought I was in the desert?🌡πŸͺ
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When I think of the desert I think of loads of sand, a burning sun and not much greenery. Well, @wayoutbackaus showed me there’s much more! This little oasis is found in the heart of Kings Canyon and is the perfect spot to take a well deserved break from your hike in the heat :)
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πŸ“· by my tour buddy @lanizaragoza
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On day two @wayoutbackaus took me to Kata Tjuta to go on the Valley of the Winds walk. During this walk you’ll wander between the domes and are treated to the most stunning views. Take this one for instance. In love with the outback 😍.
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  • It is so good to finally meet you, Uluru! ∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘∘
Ever since I came to Australia I’ve been dreaming of going to the Red Centre to visit the magical Uluru. Thanks to @wayoutbackaus this dream came true - and the adventure has only just begun. The next five days @wayoutbackaus will show me the hidden treasures and most beautiful spots of the Australian Outback. Stay tuned as I’ll take you with me on my Instagram Stories whenever I can find some phone reception ;).
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πŸ“· by @wayoutbackaus’s own @joe_gracie, edit by me πŸ™…πŸ½
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  • So muchΒ β™₯ for you, Brisbane!
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After having lived in Brissy for nearly 4 months it's time to say goodbye.Β But ohhh, how I'll miss this place. I'll miss the stunning sunsets in Kangaroo Point, I'll miss the friendly faces at my favorite coffee place, I'll miss the man-made beach where I spent many hours worshipping the sun, I'll miss the people I met and the friends I made, but above all I'll miss working at @breezelodge. Meeting travelers from all over the globe plus having the best boss and colleagues a girl could wish for made me go to work with a huge smile on my face day after day. Except for those early morning shifts maybe ;) Brisbane, it was my pleasure and hopefully one day I'll be back! .
#byebrisbane #thisisbrisbane #visitbrisbane

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