For the past 10 days I have been staying in Melbourne, gazing up at skyscrapers, visiting Chinatown and admiring the awesome street art. Melbourne has so much to offer backpackers and tourists alike, and it did not disappoint on the geek front. Immigration Museum Standard entry: $14 This was the first museum I visited and … Continue reading A Geek’s Guide 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
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!
The news that AQA are planning to scrap A Level Classical Civilisation is devastating, following on from pulling History of Art and Archaeology A Levels allegedly due to the courses being 'too specialised'. Humanities subjects are facing yet another blow as a result of the narrowing of the English Education system. I was surprised to … Continue reading A Modern Day Tragedy: AQA plans to scrap A Level Classical Civilisation.
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?