Well...only one day left in Oz for lovely Ainhoa...such a tragedy!!! looking back it seems at least two years have past since i first landed here...but the thing is ...it's been just five months!!! surely... the most exciting and intense five months of my life...!
The last two weeks have been great. Back in Coral Bay...i finally went swimming with the whale sharks...for a bit of adrenaline rush! they are really big fish...! and fast too...and...amazing animals!
Only one bad thing...for the very first time i got sea-sick!!! it was horrible...i felt like shit! had to lie down for a long while until i could feel a bit better...then i jumped in the water again...this time to do some snorkelling and see the beautiful corals and millions of fish of the Ningaloo Reef...(am I allowed to say that this is a much nicer reef than the famous one in the east coast???? yes it is!...or at least i enjoyed more.)
As for my japanese friends...we kept bumping into each other anytime we had to catch a bus...they seemed to be so happy to see me again they would wave their arms and say my name very very loud...so everyone in the bus could recognize me...you know...it was embarrassing but very funny!
Coral Bay was one of my favourite spots in the west coast...i could have stay there for very long i reckon!but again, i moved on.
Next stop...the dolphins at Monkey Mia...and Markus and Nathalie...two guys i spent two days with having fun and laughing as ever before...for we shared the same sort of humor.It was great, we did a tour around Shark Bay and enjoyed Shell Beach the most. Millions and millions of tinny shells ...so many we could not believe it if we don't see it! At night, we took our sleeping bags and went to the beach, lie down, looked at the stars and stay there until we froze. Then, back in the caravan...and warm again...we thought we were better off back in the beach..so there we went again. Great.And freezing too.
Cervantes was my next stop, a little coastal town where all streets are named with spanish names, such as Barcelone, Seville, Majorca...bla bla bla ...ha ha ...they wished....!!!
The only reason why you would like to stop in this village is to see the desert of the Pinnacles...fair enough...as it is absolutely gorgeous...
another reason to stay there..could be just to chill out...i guess!
And now, am back in Perth...and i am staying in my very first hostel in Oz...five months have past since then...five months full of experiences and emotions...five months oh-my-god...now i am even feeling a bit aussie...am sure i will miss walking barefeet and marsh-mellows in the fire...and Greyhound driver's white socks rolled up to their knees...and...the sea and the aussie skys...and the southern cross!!!!and many other things i can't name now...there's no space for them all.
Thank you all for following my trip, it was good sharing it with you.
Hope you enjoyed it!
BYE BYE BYE BYE BYE!!! BUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!
It is the final countdown.... (tiruriruuuu...tiruriruriiiii....!)- but i am still enjoying loads...and i have plenty of things to do yet!
In Coral Bay at the moment...a tinny little place with just two shops, two caravan parks and a bottle shop. And a beautiful beach with pristine waters, heaps of coral and fish and sun sun sun...i am telling you...too much sun!!!!
Back to the stairway to the moon....i have to say it was absolutely amazing...it is the first time that i see the moon rising from the horizon just the same way as the sun does...while thousends of people sat on the beach waiting for this moment...their cameras and flashes ready...a real espectacle...The moon did its appearance dressed in orange...and then released the famous ladder...in orange too...as if inviting us to join it up there in the sky...
Now, i don't know wether you understood me...but it was more or less this way! Ok, it was all about the moon-rise and its reflections on the mud ...for it happens during a very low tide. So simple as this but really beautiful.
After this, we enjoyed the night markets with all its hippy atmosphere that i so much adore!
From Broome to Exmouth...long trip again. As for Exmouth...i did not really like it very much there...still, i spent a day on a bike...riding empty roads on my way to the beach...and around the area...enjoying the funny termites from the Pilbara region...ha ha they look like massive poos!!!!
From Exmouth and from Coral Bay you can enjoy the Ningaloo reef...famous for its whale-sharks...now i would love to say that i swam with them...but bloody hell! it really is very expensive and i am already skint!!! so...next time...when i am rich!
My arrival to Coral Bay was a funny one...for i had not booked any accomodation at all...neither had my two japanese friends i first met in Cairns...ages ago! We bumped into each other on the bus!So there we were...with our backpacks...not knowing what to do next...for the bus had already gone...and there was no accomodation available!
So we decided we would sleep outdoors...you know...warm clothes...sleeping bags...and red wine...it wouldn't be so bad...!
But we were lucky for Jeff, the owner of a caravan park let us stay in his place...after me telling him about our miserable situation...he might have felt sorry for us...
We had very good time with him last night...he is a real aussie you know!. But today it was time to move and find a place to stay...
These two japanese girls are lovely...but the thing is they don't speak a word in english...you see..comunication between us is a bit difficult...but still...they laugh at anything i say! even if i say...i am tired...or...i am going shopping...they would look at me and laugh! How funny!
Today we saw many jumping fish, big ones! All around us! It was cool.
Ok, will tell you more after i have gone swimming with the manta rays...on tuesday!
Ill catch up with you soon!
This time in Broome, a sunny and "multiculti" place full of aboriginals, boab trees, many different cemeteries (at least three or four cemeteries in a place smaller than White City...bizarre! ) and a fantastic full moon up in the sky for most of the day!
Tonight, the moon is coming to the beach at 6.45pm...it is going to show us the famous "staircase to the moon", some beautiful reflections i will tell you about soon!
As for that canoe trip that i did in Kununurra (don't even look at the map...it is wrong!!!!)...i would say it was one of the best things i have done during my stay in Oz.
Chris-a funny pom,Stefan -an even funnier swedish- and I paddled along the Ord River for three days, stopping at some stages to set up a fire, cook some nice dinner, drink some wine, sing some songs and sleep again in our swags...you know how much i love sleeping in swags...i really mean it...(now girls, you don't have to worry about finding a bigger place...just get me a swag...and i will be happy! )
At night, we took the canoes and the torches and went crocodile-spotting...and yes! we did spot the evil-looking red eyes of the crocs in the water (this time "freshies",meaning...not dangerous...or at least..not so dangerous!)staring at us!!!!uhhhh!!!!
AT day, while paddling, we saw many birds, including the beautiful pelicans, some sea-eagles, many geese and other. I enjoyed as ever!
We did a bit of bushwalking too, and climb to the top of a hidden waterfall...
Unsuccessfully the guys tried to fish...but you know...they realized fish don't like beef (ha ha like me!) and gave up the last day. It was then that we saw many millions of crazy catfish fighting for anything eatable! even meat! nutters!
Yes, you know the best of all? we went wild! i was a real feral chick,you know, barefeet, little cloths on, messy hair...! we did not see anybody in three days (of course, apart from the "mingas" -aboriginal word for tourists, funny yeah?- on the boats that wave at us and even took some photos of us...excuse me!!!!
And the very best,...we had to be "recued" (not that we wanted...but the trip organizer thought it was the right thing...) for it was dark (well, with the little help of an almost full moon...)and we were still paddling back to the civilized world...stopping here and there to enjoy the wildlife and the quietness that sorrounded us! no worries mate!
well, no worries for us...but this poor guy was worried and so was the owner of the backpackers place where we were staying...these are her words: "first rescue in ages!!!!"
well, after all...we had such a great time...back in Kununurra we went to celebrate we were alive and kicking and went down to the local and only pub of this lovely city with this lovely name. This was fun! people there were real aussies and were having a great party, dancing in a musty room around a bloody good DJ who was mixing rock ballads with hard house.
this was fun!!!
the next mornig, my friends left me to go to Darwin...and i got on the bus for another 13hour-trip to where i am now.
tomorrow, off to Exmouth...another bloody long trip...
well, guys, will catch up with you soon!!!
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....you see? the line in the map has lost it!!!! like me!!!!!!!!!!!!! uhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! be ready...i am back soon!!!!
crazier than ever!
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !
give me two more days, i will update my diary! just got back from a fantastic two three day trip on a canoe!!!!
BY THE WAY...THE SIMPSONS ARE HILARIOUS!!!!
Hi i am in Kununurra...well...somewhere up north in Western australia!!!! yes, back to WA, where i started my trip! only few weeks to go back...but still so much to do and see...Boof...OZ is a bloody massive country!
Kununurra (i love this name!) is hot but nothing compared to Darwin...where i almost end up half of what i am now by sweating so much!!!! enjoyed heaps over there though...
i did a trip to Kakadu National Park and fell in love! with the park,that is. Gorges and lakes and falls and beautiful gums and red sand and aboriginals and rock-art and crocs and eagles and lizards and fires and bush tucker and swags and stars and sunsets and sunrises and canoeing and swimming and riding and walking and climbing...and sun sun sun sun and more sun! here we go! this was a great, fantastic trip although...you had to be reasonably fit...or you just couldn't make it! let's say the guide was a real aussie...but a real one! remember Cocodrilo Dundee??? well, our guide was his brother.
so , yes Kakadu was just amazing, now i only think of going back for the wet! and get wet!
Darwin was also good fun, you know, very relaxed and laid-back place...no wonder why...with this terrible tropical heat...no way you can move and do anything! so...i just relaxed and laugh with many other real aussies that i met in the backpackers. I can't remember their names.
Anyway, here i am now, planning to do a trip to the Bungles Bungles soon. will tell you more about it!
i miss you all people!
Hi guys, it's still bloody hot and humid and hot again..here in Darwin...i must confess i am feeling vey lazy...and i blame this weather...of course!
Tomorrow i am off to Kununurra (funny name yeah? se pronuncia cananarra!!!!), hopefully i will see the Bungles Bungles (another funny name...se pronuncia como el celebre grupo musical Bangles...pero twice), more rock formations...!i did not have enough with the red center neither with Kakadu...i still want more!!! ha ha ha!...i think i am losing it...guys...i am telling you...this weather....boof!
well...now i have to go...you know what...the Simpsons are on!!!!
Sorry mates...i will catch up with you another moment!!!!
Oh-my-god oh-my-god...how beautiful the center is!!!!!
Great tour, great company, great guide, great time! really good fun!
this is the resume of my last three days...!
Finally got to see the world-famous rock!no wonder why it is famous...! we were nice guys and didn't climb it...you know...the aboriginals could get upset...as it is a sacred place...! but the climb really looked promising...!(did you know every year many people die while climbing it????the aboriginals take this as a well-deserved punishment...)
Not only Uluru, but walked a lot through the Olgas and Kings Canyon too. This was even more enjoyable!
And why is the center called the red center...? well...because everything there is red!...red sand,red kangaroos, red rocks,red fires, red skies...red red wine...!...I became red too: red clothes, red feet, red skin...you see...we slept in swags again(i am becoming a swag-woman)...boof...with so much sand! my sleeping bag turned red too (originally it was blue)...we even looked more tanned... (you know...we took no shower for three days...)
Anyway...red is a lovely colour! not???
At night, around the fire, we murdered some marsh mellows and enjoyed a lot!!! it sounds evil...but they were so yummy!!!!
Saw camels, dingoes and crazy territorians red kangaroos! the way back home was very exciting as we had to avoid the suicidal attacks of the red kangaroos...pretty hard job to be honest! somehow we managed not to kill any...although you could not believe how difficult this was! some of them would stay in the middle of the road...waiting for us to run over them...or so it looked like!
Once in Alice, i had a shower...and lost my lovely red colour....oh no!
tomorrow i am going to Darwin...Will spend many hours again on a bus...but this doesn't worry me anymore!
......somebody is being very lazy....and that's why my line is still somewhere in the east coast....where's is my line pedorrito????
Alice Springs and the red center....right in the middle of Oz! here i am now! freezing nights and mornings....and hot days....here it's winter...believe it or not.
after a short 26-hour trip from Townsville, in the east coast, south of Cairns, to here. But...i am so used to this long distances...that i don't even notice it! you see...whenever i get on a bus...i am so ready for it!...loads of food, a book, some music, a big pillow (the last one i snatched it from a backpackers...and i still feel a bit bad....but...come on 26 hours without a pillow...it's too much!), my sleeping bag, and so on. lucky i had to seats...and lucky i am a little girl and i can curl up without difficulties...i slept most of the journey! outside...just a looooooong looooong road....and loads of nothing around...this is the outback again....yiiiiiiiha!!!
Mission Beach was perfect. Did i say something about a house hanging from a tree???? well, forget it! this was the best place i've stayed in so far! yes, sorrounded by the rainforest (altough not so wet as in the Daintree and the wet tropic!)...and with a very relaxed and hippy atmosphere....! it was great! but no, it wasn't a hut!!!
the first night, met Tony and Dany, both from London, really funny people. Spent more than three hours playing with the hammocks...and fighting with some massive cushions...while watching how a giant spider had some lunch, dinner and even breakfast the next morning...by eating a poor cricket that got stuck in its web! it was more or less like watching the discovery channel...but more real!!!
I did all i could to find a cassowary...but...no success!...still...i had a photo taken by a traffic sign with the picture of a cassowary on it! you see? simple!
mossies met me again...i have to say i don't understand where so much love com from!!! how on earth can they love me so much????
As for now...not mossies but flies again! i reckon they are Kalgoorlie's flies'relatives!!!! they look alike and they annoy the same way!
Tomorrow a three day safari and camping tour in the red ceneter is waiting for me! will tell you when back.
missing the sea already! boof boof!
Today i am off to Mission Beach...yeah, going south again...this tropical weather is so annoying! feeling sticky all the time...hard to sleep at night...bitten by mossies...you see? my life is so hard!
Yesterday i went to the Reef and did scuba diving and snorkelling...no words to describe the feeling of being there...deep in the water...swimming with all the fish and the turtles...touching the coral...bla bla bla...absolutely amazing.
good news for the lovely house...! we will need to make some room in our see...you know...i took so many photos under the water!!! hopefully there will be one of me and the turtles! of course...we need more room in the sea...and more rooms in the house....! Yeah?
Ok.so, yes, the reef was lovely.So it was my trip to the rainforest, up in the north of Cairns. This time i stayed in a lodge right in the middle of the forest.i don't want to be boring again...yes...beatiful,gorgeous, amazing, impressive and so on. MAs de lo mismo!
Keep meeting people everywhere i go. Nice people. LAst night went for dinner with J, an american guy i met on the boat. Met ANdrea again,my german friend from Fraser island...met the two crazy girls from the Whitsundays...you know...the world is so big and so small at the same time! now i am trying to avoid all the barbies from Fraser Island...Andrea told me they are around...boof!
So, yes, today i'm travelling. I will be staying in a hut hanging from a tree in the forest!
More and more coming up soon!
By the way..somebody told me my line (in the map) is tired...by now it should be in Cairns...but it is still in Airlie beach...well it's ok...i am going south again so i will catch up with it soon ;-)!
...EHEM....WHERE IS MY BLOODY LINE????