Australia (July through October 1997)

4 months in Australia, 3 of which working our asses off. (2 months in Perth as a dishwasher and a telemarketeer; one month in Sydney as a waitress)


Note: during my round-the-world trip I did not have a single lense reflex camera yet. I only had a very simple point-and-shoot camera without zoom options.



The route




My Italian bosses at Lo Spuntino in Perth, where I washed dishes




Look, the back of the car is long enough to sleep in!




Matrass in the back... way easier than putting up a tent




Typical view when driving in Australia




A "Road Train". Hold your steering wheel when one comes up! These monsters go 100 kilometers an hour and cause a lot of air movement.
The drivers are often ZZ-top look-alikes.




The mailboxes for all the inhabitants in a radius of a few kilometers




The weather in Australian winter can be quite rainy








Driving up to Eucla, a ghost town




This used to be Eucla's telegraph building.
Now the only inhabitants Eucla has, are the ten people living at the Road House (gas station). The only settling for hundreds of kilometers.




Beware of camels, wombats and kangaroos




In the middle of nowhere (Western Australia / South Australia border village)





Southern Right Whale, which can be spotted along the south coast of Australia during winter.



We happened to see a baby whale being born! (this is a picture from a leaflet)








Baby emus (some sort of ostriches)



Ostriches at an emu farm (Ceduna, South Australia)




Near Adelaide is a big wine area




Fishing with Jason and his mates. We met Jason on Bali in June.




Jason




Jason and Mike after a shot of Tequila





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