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.
Not every backpacker is a party animal, or a bucketlist traveller, some of us are geeks, and so I thought I'd write a guide for people looking for places to geek out in Sydney. The State Library of New South Wales The State Library of New South Wales is probably one of the last places … Continue reading A Geek’s Guide to Sydney
It's been a week since I arrived in Australia and what a week it's been! First Impressions It's sunny! Not the most original observation but it was a massive change from bleak autumnal England. As a city Sydney is vast and it has taken a while to realise just how big it is. It was … Continue reading I’m in Sydney!
It's less than a month until I leave for Australia, and the pre-departure nerves have hit. For the past year I have been very confident in telling people my plan to travel to Australia and backpack for a year or so, I have been very casual about talking about it. The conversation often goes like … Continue reading Travel Preparations: Am I ready?
In two months time I will be packed and ready to go to the airport to catch my flight to Sydney and start my long term travel adventure in Australia! For the most part I am exactly where I wanted to be in terms of my travel preparations, however there are still a few things … Continue reading Travel Preparations: 2 Months to go!