Well, it's finally here. This year's "big" adventure. Only a handful of countries on the list for this trip but they sure are big ones, with Australia being first in line.
To keep up with tradition the trip started on the wrong foot. Icelandair decided to drop my first flight and moving me to an earlier one. This caused the trip down under to take over 40 hours. Add another 10 hours for the time difference and I arrived in Adelaide a good 50 hours after take off in Keflavik.
The first few days were spent in Adelaide. Activities were on the relaxing side for an easier fight against the jet lag. Cleland wildlife park provided my first contact with the famous animals of Australia. There I got to pat a koala and feed kangaroos.
Walks around the beach, botanic garden and other interesting parts of Adelaide were also on the agenda.
After a quiet weekend Kangaroo Island was next. A short ferry ride from the mainland was all that was needed to reach the island. A ton of nature and wildlife exploring was crammed into two long days before heading back to Adelaide.
Next up a road trip down to Melbourne.