Tag: advice

I left my heart in Brisbane

I left my heart in Brisbane

Time of Year: Early August. Duration of Stay: 4 days I landed two hours too early for my hostel check in on Sunday. After a double shift on Saturday, no sleep, no shower and no change of clothes, bedraggled was probably an understatement. But rather […]

Essential Melbourne

Essential Melbourne

Melbourne – the breakfast city, in which I actually very rarely made it out for breakfast. No matter your location, you won’t have to look far for smashed avo or some hipster spin on eggs benedict. If you’re in the CBD try Degraves street, bustling […]

Melbourne for Free

Melbourne for Free

Despite its reputation as a pricy place to live, Australia’s cities do ‘free’ pretty well; the only place I’ve found so far that beats them is Kuala Lumpur. There’s no way around the hefty price tag that comes with city centre accommodation (Discovery Melbourne boasts […]

A Day in the Hills – The Grampians

A Day in the Hills – The Grampians

I fled half way around the world to escape being an adult, yet here I am with a full time job and a house in rainy Melbourne. Not quite what I had expected from Australia. Despite a severe hang over, I had somehow made it […]

Adventure Here – Da Lat

Adventure Here – Da Lat

Much like the Malaysian Cameron Highlands, Da Lat is a welcome break from the heat and humidity of Vietnam where you won’t find air con in most of the hostels and a rain coat is a must. Da Lat is a stop for the adventurous. […]

Escaping Manjimup – A Margaret River Road Trip

Escaping Manjimup – A Margaret River Road Trip

We had our first day off in three weeks and it called for a celebration: a mini road-trip to Margaret River, one last jaunt in our Holden Commodore, which is currently more dust than car, before it moves on to owners new. Sheer blue skies […]

A City for City Skeptics – Kuala Lumpur

A City for City Skeptics – Kuala Lumpur

I landed in Kuala Lumpur after a traumatic flight with Vietnam Airways from Heathrow, despite being told at check in I couldn’t board because I had no visa for Malaysia and, bizarrely, because I had no return flight from Australia. Both myself and the lady […]

Becoming a Dog Person – Manjimup Pt 3

Becoming a Dog Person – Manjimup Pt 3

Picking fruit, packing vegetables, slaving away on a farm in extreme heat losing my body weight in sweat each day; what I had expected to be doing to earn my second year visa, the type of work you’d only do if you’re a backpacker and […]

The Last British Outpost – Tana Rata

The Last British Outpost – Tana Rata

Tana Rata was not the sleepy highland town I was expecting. Most of the journey from KL was passed in deep slumber, until we reached the dense jungle of the lower mountains and excitement chased away the dreams for the rest of the journey. The […]

The hunt for rural work – Manjimup

The hunt for rural work – Manjimup

On a good day, Manjimup is a 3.5 hour drive south of Perth, down two long highways. The first is lined with fields that stretch dusty and scrubby with stumpy trees east and west. Approaching Manjimup you become hemmed in by towering Karri trees which […]