Tag: Australia

Goodbye Sweet Pea – West Coast Roadtrip Pt 4

Goodbye Sweet Pea – West Coast Roadtrip Pt 4

Manjimup   After our rather unceremonious ousting from the Kingsley Motel, I wasn’t keen to bump into Charlie or Andrew so avoided their end of Manjimup. A swift drive by to show Livi where I’d lived for my first two months in Oz and that […]

The Horizon and Beyond – West Coast Roadtrip Pt3

The Horizon and Beyond – West Coast Roadtrip Pt3

We hadn’t made it to Broome but it was already time to start heading back south. I knew how the lush, green contrast of Margaret River would be a welcome end to our road trip for Livi whose never been fond of anywhere dusty. I had […]

A Hit of Scuba – Diving the Ningaloo Reef

A Hit of Scuba – Diving the Ningaloo Reef

If you’re a diver, you’ve got to make Ningaloo Reef your next trip! Let me persuade you…   Coral Bay was initially intended as just a fly by petrol stop en rout to Exmouth. A prick on the map we wouldn’t have graced if we […]

Don’t Follow Me, I’m Lost Too – West Coast Pt 1

Don’t Follow Me, I’m Lost Too – West Coast Pt 1

We didn’t head out of Perth until around 1.30pm. Two girls, one severely jet lagged (a day after flying in from the UK) and the other just fairly useless when it comes to practicalities; filling up and trying to work out what we could cook […]

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 […]

AFL for dummies

AFL for dummies

Unless it involves horses, I’m totally not a sporty person. Even a team of mud streaked, rippling muscled men roughing each other up can’t keep my attention for an entire rugby match. So it’s no surprise that I’ve made it to 23 without ever having […]

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 […]

Finding an Australian Job – My Two Cents

Finding an Australian Job – My Two Cents

Australia is the great British backpacker’s dream; falling into jobs wherever you land, earning at least double your UK wage and all in a sun filled country. That has not quite been my experience not least because my travelling wardrobe was not put together with […]

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 […]