This is video gives you a short impression about the current smoke and bush fire situation in Sydney/Australia. The situation gets worse and the smoke is around everywhere in Sydney. There are ash particles flying around and its impossible to do anything outside. This comes mostly from a bush fire in the west of Sydney.
Sydney is currently under thick clouds of smoke from the bush fires around. In this video I explain the current situation in Sydney.
DARWIN, AUSTRALIA: I had the opportunity to visit the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2019. The World Solar Challenge is a car race of vehicles mainly powered by photovoltaics. The race always starts in Darwin/Australia in the Northern Territory and leads from north to south through the whole continent from Australia to Adelaide in the south. The route is about 3000 km through the harsh conditions of the continent. The teams consist mainly of students and the vehicles are built and operated by students. In this film there are some impressions of the qualifing on the Darwin race track, the scruitining and the start in the centre of Darwin. Unfortunately I was a bit late for the start and could only see the last two cars starting.
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.
The hiking trail from Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach is the most famous and probably most beautiful trail in Sydney. The trail runs all the time along the coast with steep cliffs and several beaches. Especially in summer the trail is a very popular destination for tourists but also for local joggers. The way is extremely well developed and in short distances there are benches, drinking water places, sports equipment and other things. The trail offers spectacular views of the coast, beaches, surfers in the water, and if you are lucky, dolphins and whales. Another highlight is the path at the cemetery. You should make the short detour through the cemetery and look at the old graves in the unique landscape.
This is the uncut real-time recording of a cycling tour from Zetland/Sydney to Bundeena around Botany Bay, including the ferry crossing and a walk to some Aboriginal rock engravings in the Royal National Park in March 2019.
Actually this trip had been planned differently, but R. jumped in to briefly explore Egypt. The flight to Cairo departed around 0100 from Berlin Tempelhof airport, where we had parked the car somewhere nearby. That was of course quite a stupid time for a flight to get somewhere. The flight lasted about 4 hours and went over Eastern Europe and then always along the Nile. Although it was dark, it looked quite interesting from above with all the lights and roads. The entry procedure consisted of some fee, the delivery of a photo and something that was attached to the perso. Outside we were picked up by someone and taken to the hotel. On the drive through the whole of Cairo one saw again and again entrenched guards on the streets and at the corners.Continue reading “🇪🇬 2009 Egypt – Day 1 – Cairo”