Coral Bay and Swimming with Manta Rays

Coral Bay was really neat, and probably my second favourite spot on the trip. It would have been nice to spend a few more days there; however, a lot of what we wanted to do was either a day trip or pretty expensive. I would definitely consider going back there one day with a bit…

Francois Peron National Park and Monkey Mia

Road tripping across Western Australia is amazing, with so many cool sights to see; however, there are LARGE parts of it that are incredibly boring and monotonous as well. The drive north to get to Francois Peron National Park and Monkey Mia was one of those times. It’s just long stretches of empty, straight, hot road, with…

Lancelin and the Pinnacles

After deciding to leave Perth and head north, our first stop along the way was a place called Lancelin, where you can sandboard. It’s is only about 90 minutes from Perth, and the town itself, although small, has places you can rent all your equipment (which it turns out is just a board!). We rented…

Rottnest Island

Two days before we left Perth to travel up north we decided to spend the day out on Rottnest Island. Rottnest Island is a small island, about 19 square kilometres, and about 18 km off the coast of Perth. It’s inhabitants are predominantly wildlife, most famously the Quokka, and there are ferries that go to…

Margaret River and Busselton

On one of our weekends we had off in Perth, we were able to head south to explore a little bit of Margaret River, which is the wine region of Western Australia. Due to having a fairly tight budget at that time, and the copious amounts we tried in South Africa, we chose not to…

Perth

We spent almost 7 weeks in Perth during March and April before making our way north. If I’m honest, we flew into Perth because it was the cheapest place to fly into and it was the shortest flight, rather than any big desire to see Perth. But, in hindsight, I’m glad we did, because we…

Kununurra

You may have noticed a lack of posts over the past few weeks, which has mainly been due to lack of Wi-Fi and terrible phone signal where we are at the moment. Where is that, you ask? Kununurra, Western Australia. Way up towards the top of Australia – 3319 km from Perth, which took us…

24 hours in Dubai

Dubai isn’t a place either myself nor Rich have ever had a strong desire to see; however; we had to stop there during our flight from Johannesburg to Perth, and as we knew we wouldn’t be going back anytime soon, we decided to add a day to see a bit of the city. We arrived…

The End of the Garden Route

To read about the start or our journey along the Garden Route click here. To read about the second part of our journey along the Garden Route click here. As I’m writing this last post about South Africa and our adventures along the Garden Route, I am sitting under the stars in the outback of…

Rich’s Beers of the World – South Africa

Beer: Mountain Weiss Brewed by: Newland Spring Type: Wheat Beer After 2 weeks of lager lager lager in Tanzania and Kenya, the wider selection of beers offered in South Africa was much appreciated. But what beer to select first? It was tough choice, but when we sat at the Quay Four bar in the Cape…