The Twelve Grapes (las doce uvas de la suerte) is a Spanish tradition that consists of eating a grape with each of the twelve clock bell strikes at midnight of December 31 to welcome the New Year. Each grape and clock bell strike represents each of the coming twelve months. This one we did during hotel quarantine (covid related) in Sydney, Australia @adina.
Visiting Lake Mungo in Australia may not be worthwhile for a few reasons. While this may be of historical and cultural interest, it may not be worth the time and effort it takes to get to the lake.
One of the main attractions is the Mungo Man, the remains of an ancient human who lived at the site more than 40,000 years ago. Visitors can also explore the cultural and historical sites in the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area.
Bouddi National Park has an amazing coastal line and unique flora. The park is named after the local Aboriginal name of the area.
Australian White Ibis – in the regional areas is sometimes called ‘the farmers’ friend’ due to its habit of flocking into areas afflicted by plagues of locusts and gorging on the ravaging hoards of insects. However, in urban areas where many Ibis scavenge on rubbish tips and in city parks, and their plumage becomes soiled by refuse, it is sometimes referred to as ‘tip turkeys’ or ‘bin chickens’.
Manly Dam 9.5km hike following Circuit Track with a detour to Heath Track. Recorded at Manly Dam Reserve, Sydney, Australia. Powered by Wikiloc
We recently visited one of the biggest sites with Aboriginal engravings – Moon Rock in Garigal National Park in Sydney, Australia. The place offers a beautiful vantage point with views of the ocean. Some sources say Moon Rock has about 50 engravings depicting Aboriginal astronomical knowledge, lunar phases, and Baiame, the creator-spirit. The Moon Rock loop hike is an easy one that will take you less than an hour. And the trailhead… Read More
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Pros: close to Sydney (basically it’s a Sydney suburb), great walks, close to water, aboriginal engravings, Austrian Club, you can do it with kids Cons: too close to the city (roads, noise, people) for people seeking more solitude And below are some photos and directions of the loops we took, which started at Seaforth Oval, then following Timber Getters Track to The Bluff Track, Austrian Club to refuel, and back to the… Read More
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park is a wildlife sanctuary located in Calga, New South Wales, Australia about 1-hour drive from Sydney. The wildlife park is home to Australian native birds, mammals and reptiles as well as some farm animals (goats, pigs, ducks, chickens…). A great way to see a kangaroo, dingo, emu or koala up close. For an additional fee, you can get up close with your favourite animals (we saw and touched a lovely koala). The park offers research and education programs, with visitors able to spend day and night tours.