Around the World
in 80 cybercafes
After 6 months travelling around Australia and New Zealand, is very difficult for me to choose just a few tips because there were so many wonderful people, places, and magic moments, but here you have the vagamundos 2.0 awards:
1.- New Zealand, the land of "The lord of the rings"
2.- Tasmania (is not a country, but is so different from mainland, that I have to choose them)
3.- Australia, really big and empty
1.- John, from YHA Launceston, Tasmania, por taking care
2.- Stocky, our South West Coast Tour leader in Tasmania, for carrying a 40 kg. backpack during 9 days with mud up to the knees, and keeping the smile.
3.- Steve, Kakadu´s tour leader, for his deep knowledge about aboriginal culture
1.- Finishing the South West Coast Track in Tasmania, after 9 días and 100 km. inside the mud, I met my friend Jonathan Livingstone Seagull
2.- Doubtful Sound, Nueva Zelanda, where I could "listen to the silence" y saw dolphins jumping and playing with us.
3.- My first encounter with a kangoroo, in Bateman´s Bay
1.- Fiorland, in New Zealand
2.- Karijini, Australia, beautiful gorges and rush of adrenaline
3.- Purnuluru, Australia, so amazing is hard to believe it exists
1.- Perth, Australia, a great city with a perfect climate, no traffic jams and no stress.
2.- Sydney, Australia, a beautiful city despite the fact there are already taffic jams and stress.
3.- Hobart, Tasmania´s capital, for the histoy and the people´s friendlyness
1.- Paihia, north coast in New Zealand, fishing town, relaxed and quite.
2.- Launceston, Tasmania, a small city or a big small town
3.- Broome, half way between Perth and Darwin, and thousand miles from real world
1.- YHA in Launceston, Tasmania, where John makes you feel at home.
2.- YHA in Kaikoura, New Zealand, the sea at your door, and the whales very near.
3.- Nomad´s Backpacker in Perth, close to the center, away from trouble.
1.- Salamanca Place in Hobart, Tasmania, a fisherman´s cyber
2.- Didjworld, Darwin, Australia, fast as the wind, with 19" screens
3.- Outback Travel Shop, Alice Springs, Australia, friendly people and free coffee
1.- Kata Restaurant, Launceston, Tasmania, a good, nice and cheap japanese restaurante.
2.- The bar in Narooma harbor, very cheap fish and shellfish.
3.- Restaurant Viet, in Melbourne, first quality from Vietnam.
1.- Shell Beach, in Australia, 20 km and millions shells
2.- Abel Tasman N.P., Nelson, New Zealand, wonderful beaches and forest
3.- P.N. Cape Le Grand, Australia, the whitest sand I´ve seen in my life.
1.- Walking South Coast in Tasmania, World Heritage
2.- Walking and Kayaking Abel Tasman N.P., New Zealand
3.- Walking the Olgas, Australia, with no people around
1.- Adventure Tours, Australia, for the best guides, vehicles, itinerary, equipment and customers.
2.- Tasmanian Expeditions, for being friendly, nice and very, very, profesional.
3.- Magic Bus, New Zealand, the best way to travel around the country, cheap, flexible and convenient.
1.- 4x4 truck in Purnuluru, one of the most isolated areas in Australia.
2.- Kayak, to visit Abel Tasman N.P, with the calm waters and the wonderful beaches.
3.- Sydney ferries, the best way to know Sydney harbor and sorroundings.
1.- Let´s Trek Australia, an agency that doesn´t keep the promises and doesn´t take care of customers.
2.- YHA, Georgetown, New Zealand, for ignoring my complains after being robbed.
3.- Première buses, Australia, for keeping us 6 hours blocked on the road because a bush fire, and not offering even a coffee
1.- Kangoroo, one of the more fascinating animals in the world
2.- Wonbat, a marsupial that is like a baby.
3.- Kiwi, symbol of New Zealand, a nocturnal animal.
This virtual awards reflects 6 months of amazing experiences in Australia and New Zealand.
Published: 01/09/2002 13:26
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