Since Germany was too cold in January, I traveled all around the world to visit my friend in Australia! You're right! This trip report is all about the country down under! So, be prepared for lots of Kangaroos, Koalas, snakes and of course some COASTERS! I mean, some parks like Europa Park in Germany were still open when I traveled to Australia, but it was way too cold and riding roller coasters in the sun is by far better than freezing in Winter Wonderland! Also, I came back from the United States where I worked at Cedar Point for one season and I had 2 months until school started again, so I grabbed the opportunity and continued traveling!
When I planned this trip, I compared airfare and somehow Emirates was the cheapest. I paid around $1700, which is a very good deal when traveling overseas, especially to a country that is by the end of the world, so I took all my saved up money and spent it on that ticket that got me access to one of the nicest airlines I've ever flown with! Not only is Emirates a very luxurious airline, but also an airline that has TONS of A380-800 airplanes! For those of you wondering what this dude here is talking about: the A380-800 is the BIGGEST passenger airplane out there. It has two levels and if you put it next to a regular airplane, it looks GIANT! Whenever you have the chance to fly on one of these, go for it! It doesn't feel like flying at all. Traveling to Australia took me almost one day. I had a flight from Frankfurt to Dubai, which took about 6 hours and then another flight from Dubai to Sydney, which was about 13 hours. If you're traveling to Australia, be aware of long flights! But hey, you have on board entertainment, so it's not too bad!
When I arrived in Sydney, my friend picked me up at the airport and we drove to his place where I stayed until I flew to Perth where I visited another friend of mine! I arrived around 10pm and I was not tired at all, thanks to this so called jet lag :/ However I had to go to sleep, because my body had to get used to the new time zone. The next morning my friend's mom took me to Toronga Zoo, which is right by the harbour of Sydney and gives you a STUNNING view of the city! I haven't seen anything so beautiful in a while. The combination of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House and the Ocean was just perfect! It looked even better in real life, so I don't know if my photos can reflect what I've seen! I tried my best to capture many great photo moments and I hope you will enjoy all of them! Taronga Zoo has a cable car which takes you from the top (or bottom) of the zoo to the other part of the zoo! It's amazing since you get nice views from up there as well!
Enjoy my trip report about Australia!
I'm going to Australia! Wohoooo!
Look at my fancy passport!
I'm flying with an A380-800!
Good that I have on board entertainment, because it's a LONG A$$ flight!
This wing is never-ending! HELP!
That meal was so fancy that it had a menu!
Landed in Dubai!
YAY! Airport credit!
Okay, seriously, I need some wine now!
This plane though!
Airplane food isn't that bad anymore!
Welcome to my home! Have a seat and fly around the world!
I made it to Australia!
But first, let me have some Australian breakfast! Weet-Bix!
It's time for Taronga Zoo!
Welcome to a world of poisonous animals!
The view was incredible!
Classic Taronga zoo shot!
I'm such a cultural credit whore!
That's why I flew all around the globe, to see a REAL Kangaroo!
And some sea lions, which I have seen enough by now!
I'm gonna kick your A$$ if you come to close!
Sky Safari is was great!
More photos, before...
I'm BEING ATTACKED BY A SPIDER!
This snake is even worse than the spider! It can kill 200,000 mice with one bite!
I love the spiders!
Countin' money all day! Their money looks like monopoly money though!
And then it's time for the Australian version of Mc Donald's: Maccas!
Last edited by FreeFaller on Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:30 am.
Yay for food, animal, alcohol & coaster reports....looking forward to more of this trip, Marcel!
I think it would be cool to go to a zoo in Australia mainly because of all the crazy spiders, snakes, crocs...and of course, sharks that they have in their native country. They certainly have a lot of bad ass creatures that I would not want to encounter in any place other than a zoo in that country!
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