Bikers Can’t Be Choosers

November 26: Those of you who have read Bill Bryson’s book about Australia know that he doesn’t have much nice to say about Canberra. I would completely disagree – the people are very nice, and the parks, lake, and museums give you plenty of free things to do on a weekend. Canberra is . . . → Read More: Bikers Can’t Be Choosers

Australia’s Red Centre: Uluru

November 18: In order to travel from Alice Springs to Uluru, I had the choice of renting a car (~$500) or paying for a tour bus to drive me there. I opted for the latter. At 7 am Saturday morning (Nov. 12), I boarded the AAT Kings bus and was driven 5.5 hours (463 . . . → Read More: Australia’s Red Centre: Uluru

Australia’s Red Centre: Alice Springs

November 10:  An early morning flight out of Canberra took me to Adelaide and then into the heart of Australia, known as The Outback or the Red Centre… only this year, there was a whole lot more green, benefitting from over 1100 mm of rain in 2010 (~43 inches). Still, the aerial views showed an incredibly red landscape, . . . → Read More: Australia’s Red Centre: Alice Springs

Remembrance Day

11-11-11: Lest we forget

Anzac Hill Memorial

  On Remembrance Day in Australia, it seemed fitting to visit Anzac Hill in Alice Springs.  I also took a moment to reflect on the American service men and women who have so bravely defended our freedom.  Thank you all.    More on my trip to . . . → Read More: Remembrance Day