Litchfield National Park is located about 100 km south of Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia. The park has numerous rivers, waterfalls and pools in an almost untouched unique Australian landscape. Unlike the Kakadu National Park, there are hardly any crocodile hazards and the park is much easier to reach. Visiting the park is free and numerous signs provide information about the sights, including maps. Basically, it is also possible to camp in the park at certain designated places.
DARWIN, AUSTRALIA: On the search for further sights around Darwin I drove to the East Point. East Point is a bit north of Darwin and is a long beach. The beach was completely empty despite high temperatures in water and air, which raised some questions why. I knew about the dangers of crocodiles but nevertheless it seemed quite strange to me. Later I met a woman who explained to me that nobody actually goes into the water there, because the danger from crocodiles and especially from nettle jellyfish (stingers) is too great. Unfortunately there is an excellent beach with best equipment but no possibility to swim, although the water has almost bath tub temperature.
DARWIN, AUSTRALIA: This video is about a visit to the Botanical Garden Darwin/Northern Territory Australia in October 2019. I noticed the botanical garden while searching for some sights in and around Darwin. The garden is directly in the city of Darwin and easy to reach by car. I visited the garden in the afternoon on a weekday. During this time I met almost no people, which was probably due to the high temperatures at this time of day. At the beginning of the visit I thought that the garden only covered the part for the native Australian plants. I had only seen this part of the map and thought it was the whole botanical garden. Later I saw my mistake and found out that the garden is really big and diverse. For example there is a part for rainforest but also a community garden.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: The video is about a flight from Sydney SYD to Darwin DRW in Australia in October 2019. The domestic flight took off from Terminal 3 south over Botany Bay. A little further south we flew a bend in a northwesterly direction to Darwin. At the beginning of the flight I explain some sights and peculiarities during the impressive flight over Botany Bay. The flight then took place over the Blue Mountains towards the city of Dubbo and further over the red outback of New South Wales and the Northern Territory. The landing took place around noon at the Darwin International Airport DRW.
Some impressions on the ferry from Sydney Circular Quay to Manly
Taxiing at Frankfurt Airport FRA with Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong HKG at the end of September 2019. The flight departed 13.45 in the afternoon, as usual from Terminal 2.
DOUES, ITALY: The Valle d’Aosta is a fantastic area in the north of Italy in the middle of the Alps. The valley borders directly on Switzerland and France and has the highest and most beautiful mountains in Europe, Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. The valley is a wonderful destination for hikes to the peaks of the mountains or for exploring the numerous historical sites dating back to Roman times of over 2000 years ago.
This time we rented a house at 1750m altitude near the village Doues. With only approx. 60$ cost per night this was unbelievably cheap. The house has a unique view to the city of Aosta and is almost completely remote. At the same time, the house is equipped with everything one needs. Unfortunately there is no direct link but the house is the Chez Paolo in Doues (Aosta Valley).
ZAVELSTEIN, GERMANY: Burg Zavelstein is located in the northern Black Forest in Germany. It is a ruin of a castle that was built around 1200. The castle was destroyed in 1692 and has been abandoned since then. The clearest remnant is the 28 m high tower, which is still in good condition today. Parts of the outer walls remain from the rest of the castle. The castle can be visited free of charge. Only for the ascent to the tower you have to pay 50 ct.