Video: The Melbourne Trash Hunt

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Food Waste in Australia

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In Australia 4 million tons of edible food get wasted each year.

Another study suggests worldwide it is about 2 billion tons each year, 30 to 50 percent of the produced food is never be eaten.

New Zealand: The next island

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May 2016

Looking back, the last days in Australia were strenuous and fast. In just one week I traveled 3500 km from Cairns to Melbourne. As a hitchhiker I relied on nice people and nice people attracting I went down the east coast.

Indonesia: Tana Toraja – “Where is the party for the dead man?”

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From October 2015 to January 2016 I traveled in Southeast Asia without my bicycle – to meet my family and to visit some friends. I want to share at least a few impressions from there before I continue to report here from my adventures on the bike.

Warning: This article contains photos and descriptions of animal killings and human remainings

November 2015
“We’re running late”, I think while we are rushing on a motorbike through green rice terraces. By we, I mean me and my brother Felix who is sitting behind me. For now we have been traveling only a week in Sulawesi, one of the main islands of Indonesia.

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Movie: Free as a kangaroo – Across Australia on a pushbike

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When I used the video function of my camera for the first time four years ago, I never thought to make a whole movie someday. On my previous trip I had just filmed anything and made a short video for every country out of it. But somehow I wanted to do something different, something longer and the idea of an entire film was born.

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Video: The Australian Adventure – Trailer

The Australian Adventure – Trailer from Florian Schmale on Vimeo.

Re-Cycle: Findings from the road – Australia

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Never before have I found so many things like on the Stuart Highway in Australia . The first thing was a pack of cigarettes , though I didn´t want to smoke anymore. In addition, a large number of tools , discarded or forgotten by all the tradespeople who pass by there. Although I had already a lot of luggage I just couldn´t leave anything behind what is useful or could be useful at one time. Very pleased I was about a bunch of cable ties but more important were probably the musli bars and food cans in the middle of the desert.
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Australia: The hardest job in the world

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Working in Australia

Australia is known among travelers for the possibilities to make easy money. Many people from Europe can get a one year work permit – called working holiday visa – and wages are quite high. For me as well that was one of the reasons to go to Australia – to earn a lot of money in a few weeks and then continue to travel. In the end I stayed a whole year – but I worked just a few months.

Here and in the last article I want to write about two very different and extraordinary jobs I’ve done.

The hardest job in the world

I admit that this headline sounds a little sensational but still it has some truth. For five weeks I’ve been working in Australia as a treeplanter which is referred by many as one of the toughest jobs in the world. Good earning potential through hard physical effort – something I had heard of before and after I had crossed Australia by bicycle in early summer, I should probably be fit enough for that – I thought.

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Australia: Making money while sleeping

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Working in Australia

Australia is known among travelers for the possibilities to make easy money. Many people from Europe can get a one year work permit – called working holiday visa – and wages are quite high. For me as well that was one of the reasons to go to Australia – to earn a lot of money in a few weeks and then continue to travel. In the end I stayed a whole year – but I worked just a few months.

Here and in the next article I want to write about two very different and extraordinary jobs I’ve done.

Making money while sleeping
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When I studied the job offers on the Internet a particular one caught my interest: Participants wanted for sleep study! Getting paid for sleeping? That sounded more like a dream to me.

Australia: At home in Crunchy Town

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This post is about the treasure at the end of the rainbow as mentioned in the last article

June – October 2015

A gathering place for travellers to feel at home. An utopia where friendships are born daily and creative minds work together to build, inspire and bring out ones inner self. Surroundings so comfortably where introverts open the gates to their thoughts and become extroverts. “

Sam

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Australia: Adelaide to Melbourne

 

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May 2015

The treasure at the end of the rainbow

It is the third anniversary of my trip as I leave Adelaide in May 2015. Summer is over, brown leaves whirling through the streets and the temperatures have dropped significantly in the last few days.

My bike is fully loaded, I now have my warm things here and a good sleeping bag.

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