In early December I spent just over a week in Hobart, the capital of Tasmania. I mentioned in my Mount Wellington Descent post that I had the desire to do something a little bit different, I still found myself seeking out the best places to geek out, and though this geek guide is short and … Continue reading A Geek’s Guide to Hobart
I can't believe I've been here for a month already, it's flown by! I spent the first three weeks in Sydney recovering from jet lag, visiting ALL the beaches and eating out a lot, you can read about what I got up to for the first couple of weeks here. One particular highlight that didn't … Continue reading The Wanderings: Month 1
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.
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!
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?
If you're new to backpacking and looking for a city to visit, or planning a trip around Eastern Europe then Krakow is definitely the place for you! The second largest city in Poland offers history, food, culture and a cool vibe which makes it a great place for backpackers or 'snap packers'. If you're tempted … Continue reading Krakow: A Snap-packer’s Guide