I only came back from my 20 months long career break trip in September, but I could not ignore the fact that I was going to have a 10-day break during Christmas and New Year. I had to make a good use of this time. And I definitely was not going to spend it at home. Originally I was going to go to Tasmania, but due to some unexpected problems this trip got canceled at a very last minute.
So there I was, sitting at home and thinking what to do with over a week of free time. The first thought was to go to the coast, but I quickly dropped that idea. The coast of New South Wales is always very busy at that time of the year, and crowds was the last think I wanted. So I looked and the map and I instantly knew where I was going to go. Broken Hill.
Broken Hill is a small town in the Outback New South Wales, 1164km away from Sydney. I saw some photos from there a few years ago and I always thought it would be a cool place to see. So I hired a car, packed my bag and went there.
It took two days of driving to get there. And these were two pretty amazing days. Wide, empty roads. The GPS was useless, because the only way to go was to go straight. After spending a night camping half way between Sydney and Broken Hill, I set up my GPS in the morning to see how much time it was going to take to get to the destination. And I heard the machine saying Now go straight for 575km… Pretty amazing.
Broken Hill happen to be a rather interesting place. But I will write about it in the next post. So stay tuned.
And here are a few photos taken on the way to Broken Hill.