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Published: December 24th 2009
My best friend René and I decided have a crazy trip around Western Australia. We had a summer holiday so it was best time to go to Australia. We bought return tickets to Perth, but we didn’t plan what we do or how we’ll travel there. We knew that we´ll spend four weeks in Western Australia and our plans were to make to Darwin. Couchsurfing? Tents? Hostels? Hm, we’ll notice there where we´ll live 😊 Two students - cheapest accommodation and we take what we get.
We arrived in cold Perth and I couldn´t understand that it is Australia. You know, I have seen Australia in TV and it is warm country, but know it was +6 when in Sweden was +25. How crazy it is? 😊 First days we spend in absolute freezing Perth and it was the wettest winter in 10 years. Raining almost all the time. We were sitting in a pub and we were talking what we should do now - the tourist busses around Western Australia it was really expensive, to rent a car isn´t cheaper. I asked René: Maybe we should hitchhike? René: Done!! Next morning we were standing on the road with a
sign “Just north 😊”. It took just few minutes and we got a ride to next place.
On the road we met amazing people and didn’t have any bad experiences. We experience people like really nice, helpful and generous. Sometime people offer to stay with them, sometime we were travelling with them in few days etc. Sometimes we were in nowhere and didn’t know when we’ll get food, water or sleep next. Sometime we lost patience and thought that we’ll never get out from there. We were not preferred for longer time - we didn’t have tent, enough water or food etc. Sometimes it was dark and to the closest town were many kilometers away so every time when someone stopped to pick up us, we the luckiest people in the world. Many people asked us if we have seen the movie “Wolf Creek”, but luckily we haven’t. Now I understand why people asked us about it and I’m happy that I haven’t seen the movie before our trip to Western Australia. Sometimes we were in some dangerous places and we wanted to get out from there so fast we could. Sometime we were in nowhere with flat battery
of a car and didn’t know how to get from there. One time we got a car for free for transport to somewhere else. Oh so many nice experiences which will remain forever.
We have done Perth to Broome. On the road we visited Fremantle, Geraldton, Kalbarri, Denham, Monkey Mia, Carnarvon, Coral Bay, Exmouth, Karratha, Port Hedland, Broome and more. We were travelling really cheap and we spend our money just on experiences. I felt in love with Western Australia. It was not many plans before this trip, but it was perfect 😊
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