Australia: The Halfway Point

Well, May has arrived (I can’t bloody believe how fast it’s going) and I’ve crossed the halfway point in my year Down Under. In many ways, it’s as though these first six months have flown, barely giving me a breather and a chance to absorb everything that’s happened. In other ways, it’s as though they… Continue reading Australia: The Halfway Point

3 Months on Australia’s East Coast: Itinerary & Spends

If you’re in the early stages of considering your trip to Australia’s East Coast, you’ve probably come across countless articles, listicles and itineraries and are in the process of trying to piece together the puzzle that is – travelling this amazing 3500km+ coastline. It definitely took me some time to connect all the dots and… Continue reading 3 Months on Australia’s East Coast: Itinerary & Spends

Travel Update: Old Places, New Phases

The fact that I’m now 5 months in to my year in Australia feels pretty bizarre. Thinking back on certain places and moments along the way can sometimes feel like a lifetime ago. But thinking of day to day life here has become just like normality to me now, it feels almost like a standard… Continue reading Travel Update: Old Places, New Phases

Cairns: The (Exhausting, Expensive & Exciting) End of the East

Somewhere in between the sore, tired eyes, the torrential downpours, damp clothes, bewilderment, miscommunication and panic, and the tantalising touch-and-go operation that was the uncertainty of my bus's arrival and the THRILL when it did arrive, I completely forgot to notice that this Greyhound was the final one I would board. My route along this… Continue reading Cairns: The (Exhausting, Expensive & Exciting) End of the East

Port Macquarie: 1 Month Down… Under

Well I don't think I could possibly have a better day to write about my experience one month down the line, on the exact day I left home 4 weeks ago - as there is currently a MASSIVE thunderstorm over our heads. The plastic shelters throughout my tiny hostel are being severely battered. I don't… Continue reading Port Macquarie: 1 Month Down… Under

Decisions: Buying a One-Way Ticket to Oz

Life is weird. One minute you're working your 9-5 office job, saving money, spending money, socialising when you can and living most days as a tedious routine of waking up - going to work - eating dinner - going to sleep - aaand Repeat. The next you've booked a one-way flight to Australia, with no… Continue reading Decisions: Buying a One-Way Ticket to Oz