travel souvenirs — part 7

I've been twice to Australia over the past four years. Nearly as large in area as the United States, its total population is about the same as Florida.

Australia offers natural beauty to appeal to all travelers. 
  • The Great Barrier Reef offers some of the world's most amazing snorkeling.
  • The Blue Mountains and Kangaroo Island offer abundant opportunities to witness Australia's marsupials in the wild.
  • Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock), the massive natural outcropping in the very center of the continent, has an almost mystical quality if you visit at sunrise (see my photo below) or sunset. 

The souvenir pictured above is a piece of aboriginal art that our group leader gave me during our Swain Destinations tour in 2016. Claire and I had the chance to visit Uluru in 2019. Do drop in to the art shop in the Visitors Center. While there, I watched an aboriginal artist create a painting in the same style, filling her outline entirely with dots of paint.

Uluru at Sunrise (c) 2020 by David Ourisman, all rights reserved
Uluru at dawn (c) 2020 by David Ourisman, all rights reserved

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