Hi I’m Holly and welcome to the Holiad!

I created this blog after being inspired to travel by my best friend who I went interrailing with in 2015, after graduating from university I decided to travel solo, and headed to the other side of the world by myself!

Here you can read all about my adventures in Australia, the good, the bad, the ugly and all the time I spent in the outback – I was out bush for a LONG time. My outback adventure began with me being the shortest barmaid in Winton and ended with becoming a mother to two adorable goats, Kelso and Kermit. I couldn’t bring them back with me, and I now know way more about animals than I ever thought I would..

Prior to travelling I studied Classical Studies (Ancient History) at university, and whilst on the road I found myself hanging out in museums, and then writing about the museums I visited. This led me to consider pursuing a career in the Museum industry as history is and always will be my first love.

Currently I am studying a Masters in Museum Studies at UvA, starting afresh in Europe in another country I know hardly anything about. I started the Holiad as an outlet for my stories as I make my own path, and as I cycle wobbly around Amsterdam I’d like to invite you along on the ride as I try to doe normaal.

Vooruit met de geit!



5 thoughts on “About

  1. niicolee00 says:

    Hey Holly! I love your blog name- a play on The Iliad, right? So clever because it gives the readers the idea right away that this is going to be an epic adventure ๐Ÿ™‚ I also don’t think it’s weird that you missed writing essays- I know I will too when I’m finished with grad school! I’m not a big traveler, but I think I’ll like the way you write and the stories you tell! Following!

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    • theholiad says:

      Hey Nicole!

      Yes you’re right! I thought it worked better than the Hodyssey ;P

      Thanks so much for reading through my blog, it means a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

      Good luck with grad school, university was one of the best times in my life!
      I’m gunna go check out your blog now too ๐Ÿ™‚
      Take care x

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