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..
I've been travelling around Australia for eight months now, five of which were spent in the outback. If that doesn't scream this girl can handle herself, I don't know what does. No I may not be the roughest, toughest backpacker to hit the roads of Australia, but I'm not pathetic either. Each time someone says something along the lines of "it's not safe for a girl to travel alone" I just ignore it. I've had men confess to me that they couldn't do what I was doing if they were a woman my age, fly across the world and explore a country alone, taking such a big risk. So what does that say about them? What does it say about me?
“Where are you from?” “How long have you been travelling?” “Where have you been?” “How long are you here for?” These questions are standard travellever small talk, but admittedly they do get a bit boring. In fact once I met someone and asked how long they'd been in Australia for, only for them to respond … Continue reading Funny Questions I’ve been asked whilst travelling…
As the world bids good riddance to 2016, I can't help but look back on it fondly. Especially when I reflect on how much travelling I've done, personally it's been an amazing year. That doesn't mean it was all plain sailing, at times it has been hard and I've had set backs, but I achieved … Continue reading The Wanderings of Holly 2016: My Year In Travel.
In the new year I'll be writing a series of posts dedicated to aspiring travellers, particularly those who haven't travelled solo before! The posts will be focussed on the process of thinking about travelling and early travel plans. For me it will be a reflective exercise looking back to the beginning of the process I … Continue reading So you want to travel?
It was a bleak and dismal day in Prague, the weather had taken a turn for the worse ever since we had left Krakow. After recuperating in our cosy hostel, we were keen to venture out and one place I had come across when devising the itinerary for our trip was the Prague Museum of … Continue reading The Worst Museum In History
After being inspired by Richard Ayoade's Travel Man a friend of mine asked me if I'd like to go away for August Bank Holiday Weekend. Paris surprised us by being cheaper than Berlin or Barcelona. We took the Eurostar and stayed in a cute little AirBnB flat and had a brilliant time exploring Paris during … Continue reading A Weekend in Paris