The 11 hour train 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

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Budgeting: A tale of trial and error. 

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.