Travelling Solo and falling in Love with Australia…
In two years of travel blogging I have often been asked “why I love Australia and write about it. My answer has always been short and simple, because “I love Australia“.
Now this first Australia Blog Roundtable finally gives me the opportunity to tell more about the reasons why I love Australia and what of Australia fascinates me.
As you probably know, I am not Australian nor I have ever lived down under. The only way I have experienced Australia is as a Solo Traveller. My travel stories began in 2004 with a 2 month solo trip around Australia, during a gap year. A very exciting trip that surprisingly also marked the beginning of a series of life changing experiences.
Thinking about Australia lots of positive emotions swirl with self: freedom, peacefulness, creativity, happyness, contentment, inspiration…
Why I love Australia then ?
I love Australia because of its Nature, not only beacuse of its spectacular beauty but especially for the energy produced. The physical, mental and emotional boost I can get just from being there is immense. It does not have to be in the remote areas of central Australia or in the deep rainforest, everywhere in Australia I can find a place to unwind and easily reconnect with nature. Even with a short drive from the city I can immerse myself in the most pristine natural enviroment thus helping my body regain shape and restore the inner balance. For me the australian nature is a great way of detoxifying and at the same time nurturing my soul.
I love Australia because of the Australian people. When I travel I love meeting the Locals. I want to learn how people live, I love to listen to their stories, what matters to them, I like to find out about their lifestyle and their culture. There is no other place like Australia where this process naturally happens all the times. People’s friendly and down-to-earth approach and their quirky sense of humour makes it easy for me to mingle with Aussies and be part of the local community life. Either in the outback, a rural area, or in the cities I have always experienced a sincere warm welcome, often strangers offered me help even when I had not asked for. That’s something I really appreciate and this is also a reason why Australia is my favorite place for my solo travels.
I love Australia because of the freedom, lightness and safety that reign everywhere. I love the way I feel good when travelling around Australia, it truly opens my heart and makes me feel in harmony with self and also with others. Feeling safe while travelling is my biggest priority when I am on the road. It’s absolutely a priceless feeling. And that’s why I keep going back to Australia.
I love Australia because of the inspiration I get from the australian outback. I love the isolation, the solitude, the emptiness of the australian outback. I cannot get enough of the outback colourful canvas: its deep blue sky, its red rugged earth, its diverse vegetation, from lush green to golden brown. I love spotting kangaroos hooping away in the distance, admiring the sight over the vast expanse of the outback plains, I love the magnificient outback sunsets. I love to wake up in the outback by the the screeching of corellas and the crispy air caressing my hair. The list could go on and on…
I love Australia because every time I discover a new place I start visualizing what I can do and see on my next visit. I love Australia because the more I visit the more my passion for this country grows. I sometimes think my passion for Australia has turned into a sort of “addiction”, but I am not sure whether there is a cure for it
My travels around Australia are full of positive emotions and inspirational life experiences, that fuelled my energy and enthusiam to venture into the (for me) unknown world of travel blogging. After leaving corporate life in 2009 the result was a web australia travel guide for independent and solo travellers.
I like to think of RockyTravel as “the creature” produced Why I love Australia.
Even though over 17000 km separate me from Australia I know that my solo travel advendures in Australia are still in its infancy, still there is much to learn and experience.
I look forward to my forthcoming trips in the future to uncover more places and add more life experiences and fun to my personal discovery journey. I hope the australian travel stories I share with you on my australia rocky travel guide will trigger your wanderlust and inspire you to discover this amazing place which is Australia!
I hope you will love Australia as I do.