This year has been a challenging time for everyone, regardless of where you live in the world.
There are more than 14.2 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus and more than 600,000 deaths, including 188 in Australia.
Tight restrictions on movements have halted economies; the World Bank projects a 5.2 percent drop in global GDP ($7.3 trillion).
Consequently, Andy Dunlop of Zimbabwe and Caroline Andrew of Sweden have relished the chance to spend the past fortnight in the Grampians, and their final day in Halls Gap.
"We feel very lucky," Caroline said. "I am happy to be surrounded by such beautiful nature and culture.
"We are both lucky because we can still work remotely at our accommodation, because the Australian government would not help us with something like JobKeeper.
"In our down time, we can visit some nature reserves.
"Funnily enough we don't drink so we have no visited any wineries in the region."
"It's been quite challenging too," Andy said.
"Our friends in in lock down at home and we are finding it tough to navigate."
The couple agrees that originating from countries with vastly different ideas on global health policies makes for interesting conversations.
"I think I will wear a mask soon because the chance of infection is reduced when we both wear one," Andy said.
"I'm happy to do my part."
"Obviously, Sweden took a different approach to how it handled the pandemic," Caroline added.
"I have done a lot of reading and listening to health professionals about the best way to govern the people, so I am torn."
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