Like many other backpackers heading off to do their 88 days, the four months I spent working on a cattle station was the first time I'd ever worked on a farm. Add to that being 136km from the nearest town, on a farm which is 31 times the size of my hometown Colchester, on the … Continue reading 88 Days: The Lowlights
Out of the outback and back to geeky business in Brisbane, this city has made it so easy to get back in touch with my geeky side, so much so that Brisbane may just be the best city to be a geek on the cheap! What do I mean by this? Well its major art … Continue reading A Geek’s Guide to Brisbane
My 88 days was a crazy experience of extreme highs and lows, and learning a whole lot about life, animals and hard work. Having come to the end of my regional work it's been fun to reflect. As I enjoy my freedom drinking copious amounts of beer and catching up with old friends, I thought … Continue reading 88 Days: The Highlights
Looking for regional work can be tough, especially when you're competing against every other backpacker. It gets stressful quickly and can really put a downer on your travels, especially if you're deciding whether or not to gamble on a working hostel. If you don't fancy the idea of fruit picking or have been scared off … Continue reading 88 Days: How to get a job at a cattle station
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
For my regional work I am working as a cook on a cattle station just outside of Julia Creek in outback Queensland. I cook three meals a day for seven people, feed animals, and maintain the garden. It’s hard work and I thought it would be helpful to post my daily routine to give anyone … Continue reading 88 Days: A Day in the Life of a Cattle Station Cook
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.