The most surreal places on Earth aren’t just spell-bindingly beautiful, but possess the power to transport you into a fantastical reality. We have been lucky enough to have been to some of the world’s most awe-inspiring destinations, including Norway with its ethereal Northern Lights and breathtaking fjords, Egypt with its pyramids, Africa with its wildlife and New Zealand with its majestic scenery. These are just the tip of the iceberg. You have to see these places to believe them, some far away, and some right here in our very own country.
Also called “Ayers Rock”, Uluru is an instantly recognizable Australian landmark – a huge hunk of rock rising dramatically in the middle of vast flatlands. The rock appears to change color depending on the direction and intensity of sunlight. Local aborigines hold the rock sacred and ascribe many of their origin myths to this strange and surreal landform.
The Twelve Apostles is a collection of eight limestone stacks rising from the ocean. Their proximity to each other makes them a surreal sight, like fingers of earth reaching out from the ocean floor. Rising out of the Southern Ocean, these limestone pillars were once connected to the mainland cliffs. Waves and wind carved them into caves, then arches, and eventually battered them down into 45 metre (150 foot) tall columns. There are, in fact, only eight Apostles at the moment, some sadly having crumbled into the sea, but who knows when the next stretches of cliff will become pillars.
Travelling is something we love to do, and there is never a shortage of places we want to go – the trouble is deciding where.
Life is short, so we plan on enjoying the world and having fun!
“Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.”