When I talk about Australia it comes to mind a desolate country where the majority of the people live along the coastline and, for the rest, I can travel for many Kilometers without encountering a single soul.
In Australia, I discovered a stunning, arid, incontaminated and very friendly country.
I lived in Australia about two years and a half and I had thousands of beautiful, positive and unforgettable life experiences.
It has got a great meaning, for me, Australia because it was my first real trip around the world in the year 2006.
With such an immense place I needed a long lasting experience, just to absorb the incomparable beauty of magnificent landscape scenaries scattered all over the country to the local aboriginal people abandoned in the central territory.
Australia is colourful and what I love most is the sunset hues that leave me awestruck and dazzled in front of this creation of nature.
In my view a completely singular experience I lived, it was in the Outback.
It is a bit like the last frontier of the country and
"the true Australia".
Since I was a kid I spent hours watching long documentaries about the nature of Australia and, in particular, the barren landscape called Outback that always fascinated me.
It was here that I could fine the true people of the country, with their dramatic past during the colonial period when the British conquered Australia, that are in a way abandoned around this desolate area.
The aboriginal people can also give you a smile as a present and welcome you into their land, and this is what is most important and I appreciate these little things that make the aborigial people great.
I spent a few weeks in the Northern Territory where the sightseeings are: Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Watarrka.
Uluru is that monolith smack in the centra of Australia that I admired since I was a child and to be there, in persona, it was absolutely very exciting.
I had the pleasure to see this huge rock at sunset and dawn with that striking red colour changing hues as the sun made his, apparent, way in the sky.
It was, as it happens in these sight, very much crowded but I luckily met very cool people in my adventure there and we got along each other immediately.
This is what you need, a fantastic place like this one and to be with the right people it makes your travel great.
We had the chance to visit the Ayers rock up close to check out the Aboriginal rock art dating back circa 40.000 years and a knowledgeable guide explaining the ancient history, symbolism and all the sacred legends that were created.
Another sight that is absolutely worth of a visit is the so called Kings Canyon or, with the Aboriginal name as, "Watarrka".
An immense canyon that we walked on a well designated trail till the bottom. The Kings Canyon rim walk was absurdingly spectacular with its 100 meters deep cliff.
Further up we entered the "Eden Garden" with a gorgeous valley and a lot af plants that can survive in such an inhospitable land thanks to an underground river.
A lot of gigantic eroded domes lost as far
as the eye can see that formed like an endless labirinth with stunning lookout points.
It was stifling hot, as always, in the desert and that track was so strenuous that I was reduced like a rag
at some points but with no doubt tremendous.
Aboriginal people paint themselves with ochre that is a yellowish-orange substance that is found here and it was also used to draw on the overhang of rocks by local people celebrating their victorious hunting season and others important events.
The last sight was Kata Tjuta or known also as "The Olgas".
Kata Tjuta means "many heads" by the aboriginal people. It is just 30 kilometers west of Uluru and the tallest mount is Mt. Olga which is 546 meters tall.
My favourite place was the Walpa Gorge with its beautiful colours at sunset and a must see experience.
At night, with the whole group, we set up a fire and ate some dinner which was some cooked meat with tomato sauce and beans, not so bad but, for me, definitely a bit too much spicy.
This is one of those experiences that I love a lot, sitting by the fire, to observe the sky full of stars, talking with other fellow travellers of your past trips and drinking beers it is truly awesome and unique...
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