Dear Hector, The big rock might have been done, but our tour was by no means over. Waking up at 4am for our earliest departure yet, South Australia awaited us. It was a long morning of travel, with few stops, although we did have the time to wander amongst some desert peas – incredibly vivid … Continue reading Going underground, Gorge walking and Goodbyes – Uluru to Adelaide
Dear Hector, The adventure had been quite the journey already, but there was still the big one to come – Uluru! After a sick day and a delightful family BBQ at the hostel in Alice Springs, we had our farewells, and me and Amy were ready once again for a ridiculously early departure (all play, … Continue reading Big Rocks and Red Dirt – Alice Springs to Uluru
Dear Hex, With little time to recover from our Kakadu trip, and from a few well deserved glasses of wine in Darwin (which it must be said – is not a place I’d rush back to), 6.30am arrived so it was time to hit the road and get into the outback. Our new tour guide … Continue reading A whole lot of Outback – Darwin to Alice Springs
Dearest Hector, Just like that, 6 months in Melbourne has come to an end! I'm leaving behind some wonderful new friends, and a city that will always keep a special little place in my heart. But there's been very little time to give this too much thought, as I now find myself up in the Northern … Continue reading The Outback Adventure Begins
Dear Hector, Despite all claims to have a quiet few weeks before jetting back to the homeland (I hope those dates are in your diary Hex!), a surprise 3 day weekend made things too hard to resist, and before I knew it, flights were booked for a trip to Brisbane to visit two of my … Continue reading Brisbane
Dear Hector, One of the most unique things about exploring Melbourne is spotting all of the cheeky little spots of street art dotted all around the city. The king of these of course, is Hosier Lane, which happens to be along my daily stroll to work, and a favourite activity is taking a little browse … Continue reading It’s a colourful life – Melbourne’s Street Art!
Dear Hector, It’s truly amazing how much can happen in just a few short weeks. Since arriving in Melbourne pennyless, homeless and jobless, things have turned around very quickly! Within a week I had landed myself a job in a 5* hotel, and now have a room in a lovely apartment in South Melbourne, which … Continue reading Making a life in Melbourne