Australia is approximately the size of the continental United States. Surprised? Take a look at a globe or map — it’s true!
Despite their similarity in size, the two could not be more different when it comes to the number of states in each. Not including territories outside of the mainland, Australia has six states and two territories. I haven’t come close to visiting all 50 US states, but it was my goal to visit the 8 in Oz before my journey came to an end.
Yesterday two big things happened for me. First, I arrived in Canberra, the last piece of the eight-piece puzzle to complete. Then, by day’s end, I had booked a flight home.
To recognize reaching my goal of visiting New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, the Northern Territory, Queensland, Canberra (the Australian Capital Territory), and Tasmania, I figured I’d give proof in photos that I actually set foot in each. And ya know, it wasn’t the easiest thing to do, because I spend more time behind the lens than in front of it. And approximately half of my photos from the last year are of food, not Aussie landmarks or landscape.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Now that I’ve been to Australia’s states and territories, I have an itch for a mega USA road trip. Anyone keen to sign up?!