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  • Weeks 21(ish)-25: COVID with a side of beach & pubsSince my last post, I continue to feel a sense of emotional whiplash between relief, excitement, concern, and sadness. We have been enjoying the ongoing return to normal, with great appreciation. At the same time, we follow the situation Posted by Bredwardz in Bredwardz Down Under | Jul 10, 2020
  • OneSoloMumOneTeenageSonOneBigAdventureAs many of you know Zach and I are heading off on a year long adventure. It has been a work in progress for about 2 years and I really can't believe that we are doing it and it is Posted by karenmsimo in OneSoloMumOneTeenageSonOneBigAdventure | Jun 22, 2020
  • Weeks 18 - 20(-ish): dissonanceThis is a difficult entry to write. The last few weeks have seen significant and important upheaval at home in the wake of George Floyd being killed. We've been processing it all, and like so many, thinking about it what Posted by Bredwardz in Bredwardz Down Under | Jun 16, 2020
  • Back in TassieHey guys, Here some news from our new journey (which has start since last December... sorry for the delay). The plan was to head New-Zealand and because there is no direct flight from Belgium to New-Zealand, we have enjoyed 5 weeks Posted by ChriNi in Wherever you go becomes a part of you... | Jun 2, 2020
  • a sad goodbyeOur last day here in Sydney was another early one, which obviously wasn’t that big of a surprise. We still wanted to go for one last morning run and since we were leaving late in the afternoon, it was better Posted by Ils1976 in New Zealand | Jun 2, 2020
  • animal dayAnother early rise and shine in sunny Sydney awaited us and today was a day I was really looking forward to coz we were going to the zoo. Not that I love zoo’s in particular, I prefer to see an Posted by Ils1976 in New Zealand | Jun 2, 2020
  • a day filled with extremesIt was freaking early when our alarm clock went of, but there was just no way around it. We still needed to go for our start to run lesson and since our day was already filled with lots and lots Posted by Ils1976 in New Zealand | Jun 2, 2020
  • soaking up the sunA good night’s sleep is actually the only thing a person really needs and I was happy to have just that. Due to the fact that our room wasn’t available anymore last night, we got a complimentary breakfast. Okay, I Posted by Ils1976 in New Zealand | Jun 2, 2020
  • Weeks 16 & 17: freedom / the new new normalIn the last two weeks, we've experienced the first round of easing on COVID restrictions. The small returns to normal-ish are giving me a profound appreciation for simple things - gathering with friends, going to a playground, sitting down for Posted by Bredwardz in Bredwardz Down Under | May 27, 2020
  • a glowing in the dark experienceMaking sure that we weren’t going to miss our bus to the caves, the two of us set our alarm clock yesterday evening, since we already had to leave at 7 AM, but hearing the noise of one alarm clock Posted by Ils1976 in New Zealand | May 20, 2020
  • Roadtrip to Sydney! The last leg!And we started the last leg of our journey to our new home... We got very lucky with the car rental as they gave us an upgrade to a brand new SUV, which made the long drive much more pleasant. Also, Posted by omarp in Slow Route to Sydney | May 19, 2020
  • land of the long white cloud be prepared coz here we come!It was early in the morning when we arrived into the country I love so much. Although I had a bit of sleep, I still felt really tired, but once we got out of the plane, I found my spirit Posted by Ils1976 in New Zealand | May 19, 2020
  • Final hours in Terra AustralisOh My God, the day has finally arrived! The one thing we both dreaded the most, but here it is, there’s not much we can do about it, so we are going to make sure this final day is definitely Posted by Ils1976 in Terra Australis | May 16, 2020
  • Daytrip to the Blue MountainsWhen I woke up this morning I suddenly realized that our “adventure” here in Australia is almost over. Tomorrow we are already flying to another place. 5 weeks of traveling has gone by so quickly, but we still have 2 Posted by Ils1976 in Terra Australis | May 15, 2020
  • A sunny start into the new year!I am so thankful that I set my alarm clock this morning because I think I would otherwise have overslept and that’s not the intention we had in mind on the 1st day of the new year. Today we were going Posted by Ils1976 in Terra Australis | May 14, 2020
  • 2013 is just around the corner!It is about 6 AM when our alarm clock “speaks” and not fully awake I try to end the noise. It seems that I am not the only one having difficulties with opening my eyes, even Tania is struggling. We Posted by Ils1976 in Terra Australis | May 14, 2020
  • How much sightseeing can one do in a day!?!Today is not a good day for a sleep in, but not that I mind too much, because we have a lot to do. Last night we made kind of a program and we intend to stick to it. Unfortunately the Posted by Ils1976 in Terra Australis | May 14, 2020
  • Sydney, our final destination!Although we had an early wake up call, I must say that I slept surprisingly well. It seems that I get adapted to the early hours, which is kind of sad because after many weeks of traveling, I finally get Posted by Ils1976 in Terra Australis | May 14, 2020
  • Melbourne in a dayMaybe it had something to do with all the early wake-up calls of the last couple of days, because for some strange reason I woke up at about 6 AM in the morning. But now there was no-one telling us Posted by Ils1976 in Terra Australis | May 12, 2020
  • nightmare on the Great Ocean Road - the sequelOur alarm clock is once again buzzing like crazy at 5 AM in the morning and for some reason I still am not used to getting up so early in the morning. It sounds a little bit strange because the Posted by Ils1976 in Terra Australis | May 12, 2020
  • Weeks 14 & 15: Mums and Tucker Happy (belated) Mother's Day from Down Under! The ocassion felt particularly happy because COVID restrictions here are beginning to lift. There are only about 800 active cases across Australia currently, and between 10-20 new cases a day. The government s Posted by Bredwardz in Bredwardz Down Under | May 12, 2020
  • nightmare on the Great Ocean Road5.15 AM and the alarm clock is loudly buzzing away in our room. How can something so small make such a loud noise? I have trouble finding the damn thing and I get the feeling I am sleep drunk. Is Posted by Ils1976 in Terra Australis | May 12, 2020
  • What’s so groovy about it ???I am still not awake when the alarm clock goes off and the only thing I really want to do is just stay in bed and snooze for a while, but unfortunately that’s not going to happen today. As soon as Posted by Ils1976 in Terra Australis | May 12, 2020
  • Kangaroo Island Highlands TourOur alarm clock went off at about 5 AM, what an inhuman hour! I just remembered closing my eyes and I already have to wake up again. Luckily, it is for a good cause and I am really looking forward Posted by Ils1976 in Terra Australis | May 12, 2020
  • reaching (r)Adelaide!The sun is already shining when I wake up by the sound of my alarm clock, but because we already packed our stuff yesterday, we still have a little bit more time to spare and we make the best of Posted by Ils1976 in Terra Australis | May 10, 2020
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