Thursday, January 19, 2012

We're in Australia, which seems a lot like America

I can't put my finger on the difference between Australia tourism and India tourism without resorting to a bunch of backpacker cliches ("it's more real, man"), but heck, the trip is different in so many ways. First, instead of traveling with nobody or with friends, I'm traveling with my family. Second, we're staying in hotels and stuff. Third, we have a rental car and domestic airline tickets.

It's all different, and I'm enjoying it now. Yesterday we went to a rainforesty tourist town, but hey, we got to feed kangaroos and hug koalas. And today we went to the Great Barrier Reef and snorkeled. Life's good!

On the way out to the reef

Our boat docked with this platform, and we swam from there.

The only downside is that it's hard to get internet at a reasonable price. You know, in this backwards part of the world. I just got to post a bunch of things about Singapore though, so read about three posts down.

1 comment:

  1. haven't looked at your blog for a few weeks, sorry. Looks like Australia is fun. Hi to everyone for me if your still all together when you read this. I'm sure your Dad is enjoying the Australian open. Singapore sounds interesting, not sure I would have been courageous enough to eat some of the foods you did. Stingray sounds interesting though. Not going to Iran might be the smart play right now considering the politics in play at the moment. Hope you continue to have wonderful experiences. Be Safe.