It’s been a month since I first arrived in Amsterdam and a month before that I had just left the outback. The last time I updated this blog, back in March, I’d only just arrived back at the farm where I did my 88 days last year. Originally I only planned to work there for … Continue reading Australia to Amsterdam and everything in between…
Prior to travelling to Australia, I didn't know much about the country besides the fact that it seemed like everyone aspired to go there one day, or had already been or knew someone who went there. I also knew Australia has a lot of animals, I wasn't too fussed about that, there was also the sun and beaches and surfers. Going in cold to Australia worked in my favour, I pretty much winged my trip and it worked out pretty much how I imagined it would go. I learned so much about what an amazing country Australia is, and I learned a lot about myself in the process..
Out of the outback and back to geeky business in Brisbane, this city has made it so easy to get back in touch with my geeky side, so much so that Brisbane may just be the best city to be a geek on the cheap! What do I mean by this? Well its major art … Continue reading A Geek’s Guide to Brisbane
If you're backpacking around Australia then you might end up working in the outback, whether it's for your regional work or just to replenish travel funds whilst experiencing life in the bush. For me working in the outback has been the highlight of my travels so far, however it can be quite he culture shock … Continue reading Working in the Outback: What to expect
In early December I spent just over a week in Hobart, the capital of Tasmania. I mentioned in my Mount Wellington Descent post that I had the desire to do something a little bit different, I still found myself seeking out the best places to geek out, and though this geek guide is short and … Continue reading A Geek’s Guide to Hobart
After a month of walking around every available museum I could find in Sydney and Melbourne, I was growing weary of spending my days inside reading each and every display board and absorbing as much information as I could about Australian history. When I arrived in Hobart, I decided it was time to do something … Continue reading Getting physical in Tasmania – The Mount Wellington Descent.
I can't believe I've been here for a month already, it's flown by! I spent the first three weeks in Sydney recovering from jet lag, visiting ALL the beaches and eating out a lot, you can read about what I got up to for the first couple of weeks here. One particular highlight that didn't … Continue reading The Wanderings: Month 1
For the past 10 days I have been staying in Melbourne, gazing up at skyscrapers, visiting Chinatown and admiring the awesome street art. Melbourne has so much to offer backpackers and tourists alike, and it did not disappoint on the geek front. Immigration Museum Standard entry: $14 This was the first museum I visited and … Continue reading A Geek’s Guide to Melbourne
Had I ventured outside of my hostel and wandered into one of the many shops offering coach trips, I could have bought a coach ticket to Melbourne. Instead I went on the internet and found that there was a train to Melbourne, the ticket cost $45 and the journey would take 11 hours. Call me … Continue reading The 11 hour train to Melbourne
Any backpacker worth their salt has a weekly or daily budget in place to ensure that their money lasts as long as possible. The first time I went backpacking my friend and I were on a strict budget of €27 a day (including accommodation). This time around setting and keeping a budget is all on … Continue reading Budgeting: A tale of trial and error.