Tag: Working holiday visa

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 […]

Forces of Nature – The Great Ocean Road

Forces of Nature – The Great Ocean Road

Discovery Melbourne hasn’t been the most sociable hostel I’ve ever stayed in so I’d been fairly mopey since Mike left for a trip with his parents, thinking I’d spend the three weeks of his absence friendless and lonely. It turns out though that was just […]

A Breath of Freedom – Melbourne Pt 1

A Breath of Freedom – Melbourne Pt 1

I left Perth at 7pm after an all day movie marathon and landed in Melbourne 9 hours later, at 7am (Melbourne is 3 hours ahead) having had no sleep on the cramped Jet Star plane. With the addition of a skateboard strapped to the front, […]

Big City Lights Calling – Manjimup Pt 4

Big City Lights Calling – Manjimup Pt 4

The mad town of Manjimup is now well and truly in my past. And let’s hope it stays there. No more mental bosses screaming at me for getting sinks wet, no more cleaning of dog placenta from dogs tails and no more cleaning poo from […]

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 […]