Travels with Siri – deadliest continent in the world?

Siri, when I prepared for my trip of Australia, and even now when I post pictures and tell stories, people told me to please be really careful because Australia is so very dangerous when it comes to fauna. I should especially be aware and watch the snake because they are real killers. And yet, people have lived on that continent for thousands of years. Even the newbies that have come here for the last 200 years have done fine. So what about the statement that Australia is the most venomous country in the world? Is it true or not?

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January 24, 2018 - Melbourne Airport

When I checked my emails yesterday morning, I found the reminder to check in for my flight to New Zealand. What? Wait! Wasn't...

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January 22, 2018 - Melbourne

Age wrinkles the body, quitting wrinkles the soul!...

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January 20/21, 2018 - Melbourne

I'm staying at at a workaway place for a week before I head over to New Zealand. This weekend was off for me, no helping out, no deeds to do. I had time...

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Look! Cook! 

Captain James Cook is one of the if not THE most important historic figure in modern Australian history. With modern I mean the history of the whites in Australia because I know barely anything...

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Afterthoughts of a kangaroo

They warned me not to cross the street at night. They said it was too dangerous. Thousands of us are brutally killed...

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Travels with Siri – Jacaranda queen

OMG, I could have told you from all my digital data entries about the Jacaranda festival in Grafton, New South Wales, but...

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Travels with Siri - What the F***

The other night at the campground. Most people had finished their dinner, some where still sitting outside enjoying the...

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Gloria Victoria - Beechworth

Have you heard of Burke and Wills? No, I only know Bunnings and Myers. I'm not talking about stores. I'm talking...

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The sugar cane capital of Australia

Sugar cane is a very important agricultural product in Australia and Queensland is the main area you will find it. You will...

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12 – 9 - 17 - Camper’s delight

The wonderful thing about camping is that you meet lots of people, different people too. If you want to that is. You have...

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8 – 9 – 17 - Interview with Pearl 

G’day, from Australia again. In our series Interview with Australians we have a very precious guest today...

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05-09-17 - Interview with a kangaroo

G’day, from Australia. In our series Interview with Australians we have Cobber as our guest today. Cobber is a kangaroo who...

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Travels with Siri – Kakadu National Park

Alright, this is going to be a rather philosophical and also difficult post. Yes, AI has become so intelligent that...

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Travels with Siri

26-8-17 – Pink Lake

Spent half day at Geraldton to solve the internet problem. I couldn’t...

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Travels with Siri

25-8-17 - Pinnacles

Today was an early start again. We had camped on the side of an off road and traffic was already busy at 6am. I had received...

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Travels with Siri

24 Aug 2017 – Rabbit Proof Fence No.1

We got up early today, right about with the sunrise. That meant it was just after 6am. I thought we would since we...

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Travels with Siri

23 Aug 2017 – Wave Rock

It is the first day of my road trip. My travel companion, Valentina, had a last cup of tea and with slightly teary eyes...

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Waltzing Matilda –

the (unofficial) National Anthem of Australia

I grew up in a family of music lovers. My parents were specifically interested in folk music...

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Australian banknotes

When you come to Australia you will use the wonderfully colourful Australian notes (or bills) unless you intend to pay...

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Vegemite - an Australian symbol

If you’ve been to England you might know Marmite. Everyone who...

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Warning - A History Lesson...

My first stopover of my yearlong sabbatical is here. When I was planning my trip to Australia I was pondering several options...

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... my sabbatical has finally started.

In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, 2 August 2017, my friend and mother of my godchild took me to Amsterdam airport so...

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Packing - a calculated effort

I am done packing. I have filled my backpack with hopefully everything I need.

When I did my first sabbatical

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White deer

On my way down to see my sister, her husband, and my niece, I saw a white deer...

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Travels with Siri - Karijini

Unfortunately I don’t have reception in places like Karijini. What I can tell you though is that it is absolutely worthwhile spending a few days there. How do I know this?...*

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Travels with Siri

27- 8 -17 - Puck’s story

Here they come, just like ants come out of their holes when they heard...

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