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
A couple of weeks ago I was sat in the library using the computer and decided to give looking for regional work by placing an ad on Gumtree another go, I was sceptical about trying again as it had proved futile when I was in Sydney. Now that I was in the outback I thought … Continue reading The Outback Barmaid Diaries #4: Last Drinks
“You should have done this!” Jimmy said as he lifted up his singlet and exposed his pale chest to the bar, only Jed would appreciate the sight. Jimmy was back in town after working away for a couple of days, and was teasing me because last time he'd seen me was on Friday night when … Continue reading The Outback Barmaid Diaries #3 You didn’t come here to f*ck spiders!
Winton has a council swimming pool which opens in the afternoon, even though I'll have spent eight hours on my feet I'll still go for a swim. One afternoon I went and swam a few lengths in the pool that is only part covered by a canopy, after about fifteen minutes I decided to move … Continue reading The Outback Barmaid Diaries #2 Holy Dooley!
Writing this post runs the risk of killing the charade put forward by most travellers who bid home goodbye, fly across the world, land on their two feet and fill their social media feeds with posts about their drunken nights out and the amazing experiences they're having. I can't lie, I am one of those … Continue reading Confession: I miss home.
Arriving in Winton I had no idea what was in store for me, I’d never pulled a pint before and with 4 X Gold signs on every pub front, it looked like I'd be getting a crash course in that at least. I’d arrived at 1pm on Saturday and was expected to start work at 2pm … Continue reading The Outback Barmaid Diaries #1 – New Girl in Town