I'm ready to head out for 18 days in Australia! My friend, Lynne, and another teacher, Dustin, from the East Bay, AND 32 high school students are flying out tomorrow. (Unfortunately ... very unfortunately, heartbreakingly unfortunate, my friend, Jake, was going to go ... but circumstances beyond our control cancelled that!) Lynne and I will head down to Santa Rosa today to finish getting ready.
Sydney, Darwin, Cairns...that's our 3 main areas. We're in each area about 1/3 of the time. Some of the sites I'm looking most forward to seeing: Kakadu National Park, the termite mounds at Litchfield National Park, aboriginies, aboriginal art, Great Barrier Reef... I wonder what my most memorable parts will be once I've been there?
I don't know if I'll be able to update, but I do have another blog about this trip. The address is http://p2ptravelers-australia.blogspot.com.
My friend Karen, who I met through her student teaching, told me that Australia - and namely - Kakadu National Park - was about her favorite spot on the planet.