Hello, and thanks for your interest in who is making this website.
My name is Katrin
. I was born
in the cold northern Europe and I never liked the cold. I was also always suffering from a bad travel bug, so I
took every opportunity to get out of there and see the world.
Boondall Wetlands, Brisbane.
Not only as a traveller. I liked to stay longer and actually get to
know the country. I went to study in London, then Paris and French
Riviera. As soon as I got a chance, I went for a trip somewhere,
preferably to another continent.
In 2001, a uni trip took me to New Zealand, where I fell in love with
Down Under. The year after I was back down here, that time in
Australia, to do the last year of my Swedish university degree in
Sydney as an international student. And apparently my destiny was to
meet an Aussie guy and stay in this beautiful country.
Karratha, WA, on my first trip around Australia in 2001
Already during my first year in Australia I travelled, in a rented
campervan, all the way from Sydney to Melbourne, then Adelaide, across
the Nullarbor to Perth, then along the western coast up to Broome,
through the Kimberley to Darwin, and along the Stuart Highway, via
Springs and Uluru, Coober Pedy and Broken Hill back to Sydney through
the inland New South Wales.
Heron Island, winter 2002
The following year a university trip took me to Heron Island on the
Great Barrier Reef, and as I had expected (of course I had done some
reading and seen some photos before), I
fell in love with Queensland
. The year after, once I finished my
university studies in Sydney, I
moved up to tropical north Queensland and have been based up here ever
Life in the tropics. Winter 2004
But of course, I continued taking
every opportunity to travel
and by now I am, in fact, travelling more or less full time (the only
time I stop is when I am writing) -
so there are many more pages coming
for you to enjoy!!!
I love making this website and I used
my knowledge from my university studies in biology, geography and
geology to create the pages about Australian nature, plants and
I hope you enjoy!!
And if you have any comments or feedback about anything please feel
welcome to let me know