There’s nothing like Australia! – Daily Prompt: Tourist Trap

What’s your dream tourist destination — either a place you’ve been and loved, or a place you’d love to visit? What about it speaks to you?

We had a whirlwind romance a few years ago, I thought it would be a quick fling and I would get the wanderlust out of my system but I was wrong. I only got a taste of what Australia has to offer and have been longing to return since. I just can’t help but feel a pang of jealousy when I hear of others heading off on their own Australian adventure.

Our journey began in Sydney – a place I could easily imagine emigrating to, there was something oddly familiar and comforting about the place. And to watch the sun rise over the magnificent Opera House was a sight well-worth dragging myself out of bed at 5am for. When (not if, but when) I return Down Under I would love to watch the sun rise (or set) over Uluru – another Australian icon.

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As well as stunning Sydney, we also visited magnificent Melbourne – our base from which we did all things Neighbours, took a day trip to Phillip Island and also met up with some of my Aussie family. Our final stop on our tour of The Land Down Under was Queensland, more specifically Port Douglas – the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. We snorkelled the reef, walked through the rainforest (and even saw a cassowary!), cuddled koalas and had the time of our lives!

For a country so vast and brilliant, it was incredibly naïve for me to believe I would get Australia “out of my system”. And adverts like this only fuel my wanderlust even further…

There really is nothing like Australia! Link to the original Daily Post for more inspiring posts http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/06/03/daily-prompt-tourist-trap/

10 thoughts on “There’s nothing like Australia! – Daily Prompt: Tourist Trap

  1. Being Australian I have never seen that add before but it brought tears to my eyes as it is based on real things that we do have access to every day—even the jumping dolphins. We’d love you to come and visit as we love sharing our amazing countries with our mates.

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