Animal Eyes

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“animals eyes have the power to speak a great language” – Martin Buber – Kalathas Beach – Crete – Greece ❤ June 2013  ❤ Gouverneto Monastery – Akrotiri – Crete – Greece ❤ June 2013  ❤ Exo-Gonia – Santorini – Cyclades – Greece … Continue reading

Setting Sun

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 “the biggest cliche in photography is sunrise and sunset”  – Catherine Opie – Zorba – Stavros – Crete – Greece ❤ June 2013 ❤ Stavros Peninsula – Crete – Greece ❤ June 2013 ❤ Santorini Caldera – Cyclades – Greece ❤ July 2013 ❤ Nafplio Forest Fire – Peloponnese … Continue reading

TRAVEL TREASURE #4 – Dream Dinner in The Desert

This weeks travel treasure left me with a serious case of wanderlust and made it to my bucket list! Will you be adding it to yours?

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 Dream Dinner in The Desert

by Kiwi and Koala

Dream Dinner in The Desert

You can eat dinner or you can dine. Dinner in a desert, next to one of the most recognizable natural wonders of the world, Uluru (commonly known as Ayer’s Rock) and the dinner is called “The Sounds of Silence“.

The Adventure begins as the bus pulls up out front of in the Hotel about one hour before sunset and it only takes a few minutes to to a large sand dune not too far from Uluru. You stroll up to the top where you are served Champagne and hors d’oeuvres and listen to stories from a local, as the sun gets lower, and the giant red monolith changes color’s of red. A magical start to the evening, listening to the sounds of the didgeridoo reverberating through the desert, you feel very small and yet connected to this magical place.

As the sun dips behind Uluru, you walk to the dining area. A series of white table cloth table’s literally set up in the desert, with an unobstructed view of Uluru disappearing into the darkness. In the darkness you can feel the presence of this incredible monolith, let your eyes adjust you can see the silhouette against the starlight. You get to feast on a BBQ buffet of Australian delicacies, barramundi, kangaroo and crocodile, bush salads and classic desserts, complemented by Australian wines or beers.

The food was as wonderful, and as dinner moves along, the millions of stars come out to join you. Until you have seen the stars in the desert, you haven’t seen stars! Utterly breathtaking… After dinner a startalker, takes you on a tour of the spectacular southern night sky, telling stories of the Aboriginal dreamtime. The evening was about four hours long and has given magical memories for a lifetime.

Kiwi and Koala live in Monteray (California), they can be found; tasting wine, eating food, travelling and writing about it all at Wine Walkabout.

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