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
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?
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
The month began with the threat of cyclone Debbie, we don't get much time to watch TV here but our boss has the news on every morning, and the focus on the impending storm was intense. I'll admit that despite the terrifying reality of being caught in a tropical cyclone, I was almost excited at … Continue reading The Wanderings Month 6: “Animal Killer”
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