Michael and I traveled to Australia as part of our 2007 career break. The following is an excerpt from our travel blog.
We left the blue coast for the red center as we made our way to Ayers Rock and the Olgas. Known as Uluru and Kata Tjuta by the local Aborigines, the Anangu (meaning “people”), this land was given back to them in 1985. Under the agreement, they in turn leased the land back to the Federal Government for 99 years and together they manage it.
[singlepic=208,200,,,left]Many people bypass visiting this area on a trip to Australia, but I think it’s the most magical and significant place to go in the country. The glowing red of the sand and rocks is stunning and the vastness of this World Heritage Site is so impressive. And to think that these land masses began to form over 550 million years ago really makes you thinks about your time and place in this world.