“I am going to Australia to see total eclipse of the Sun”. This is my most frequent answer when my friends, colleagues and relatives ask me about my plans for this autumn. And each time I say this, I still
cannot believe that my dream comes true. Yeah, I am going to Australia!!! To meet outback and bush, kangaroos and koalas, Uluru and aborigines, to drive many thousand kilometers to finally reach Cairns
where I and my seven Latvian friends (sorry, one of them is actually Swedish) will watch this rare and beautiful natural phenomenon – total eclipse of the Sun on 14th November 2012. I have seen one in the year 1999 and this was the best experience of all my life, so I expect to feel something similar this time also, plus all great emotions from voyage around Australia for three weeks.
While leaving date approaches, e-mail exchange between the members of group intensifies. Australian dollars, travel guides, campervans, those crazy Australian electricity plugs, snorkeling near Great Barrier
Reef, solar filters and souvenirs to Latvian people we plan to meet in Australia are subjects of our discussions. In the evenings I “travel” around Australia on Google maps and Wikitravel and gather things I hope will fit into my luggage. In my mind I am already there. Australia, we are coming!