I left the office early today to prepare for my round trip here in Bali. 5 Days of travelling through the country I have been living in for almost 7 weeks now. In between packing there was some time for relaxing in the hammock. During those moments of rest, my mind started to wonder and suddenly I was in the outback of Australia again. Long time no see!
After working in a little town for 2 months, me and my friend met up in Cairns again to decide where to go next. The first few days consisted mostly of partying and lying at the pool. One afternoon, while we were walking towards the pool, we walked pass one of those backpacker travel agencies. Out of the blue, we started talking about renting a camper van and just go on a little road trip. It never occured to us before that we actually could rent one and just drive somewhere. That somewhere being Uluru and Darwin. Within 30 minutes, we planned our trip, booked the van and were back at the pool again. That’s what backpacking is about, no plan, and seeing a country. It turned out to be one of the best spontaneous actions I had ever made.
A few days later, it was only me, my friend, the camper van and the outback of Australia. With its long streched roads, disappearing in the horizon, the heat of the sun, beaming through the camper van’s windows and not another car in sight. We could drive for a few hours without seeing another car and suddenly there would be a huge road train passing us by (if we went faster than 80 km/h, the engine would overheat!).