While researching my next post, a three-country road trip guide in Eastern Europe, I thought I’d take a quick break for a travel update.
My last time in Europe was way back in September in Vienna. Since then I’ve kind of relocated to Australia although I’m still without a permanent home base and I’m not even certain which city I’ll end up in.
Sydney is impossible due to the outrageous cost of living and Perth is too hot and uneventful.
That leaves Melbourne but I’m still undecided as giving up the freedom of long-term travel is proving more difficult than I thought. I think I like my freedom too much to settle but then I do like the idea of having my own place and somewhere to work and a gym membership.
Why am I so indecisive?
In the meantime, I’ve kept busy with an 8,000 km road trip across the remote Nullarbor Plain (Perth to Adelaide return), spent time in West Australian towns so remote they’re not on Google Maps and shared some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches with kangaroos.
Then there were the pink lakes, crossing the 5,614 km long Dingo Fence and staying in desert cave dwellings.
It’s been fun.
Here are my favourite photos from those trips and the rest are on Instagram.
From left to right: The Breakaways erupting from the flat desert plain near Coober Pedy, SA. The walk down to the Ten Mile Lagoon in Esperance, WA. Desert storm sunset, Coober Pedy, SA. The single fuel pump at the old Nullarbor roadhouse, Nullarbor National Park, SA. The coastline of The Great Australian Bight, SA. Local resident at Lucky Bay, Esperance, WA. The bright pink salty Lake Bumbunga, SA. Watch out for camels, wombats and kangaroos along the Nullarbor Plain. The massive dried salt lake at Ballard near Kalgoorlie, WA. Wave Rock, Hyden, WA. The idyllic Greens Pool on the Southern Ocean in Denmark, WA. Crossing the Dingo Fence which keeps dingoes out of Southern Australia.10