australia

All Aboard The Freight Train: Sailing The Whitsundays

Sailing the Whitsundays was one of my most anticipated activities in Australia - sailing through paradise islands just invokes romantic pictures, doesn't it? Not to mention the unbelievably picturesque Whitehaven Beach that's become an icon of Australia. The biggest problem with the Whitsundays is there are just SO many options for who to sail with.… Continue reading All Aboard The Freight Train: Sailing The Whitsundays

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australia

Starting Our Australian East Coast Road Trip In Noosa

After my second visit to Noosa, one of the main towns on Australia's Sunshine Coast, I have come to one conclusion. It's basically impossible to take a photo where it doesn't look beautiful. I fell in love with Noosa over Christmas, when we celebrated the holidays on the beach with a couple of great backpacker… Continue reading Starting Our Australian East Coast Road Trip In Noosa

new zealand · oceania

North Island to South Island Journey in Pictures

I can't say I'd ever heard much about the ferry journey from Wellington to Picton. As far as I was concerned, it was a nice way to get between the two islands and judging by the map of fjords and forks, perhaps there would be a little bit of scenery. So imagine my surprise when… Continue reading North Island to South Island Journey in Pictures

new zealand · oceania

Don’t Go To Rotorua With No Money

Our tour of New Zealand, unfortunately, is for the most part on a pretty tight budget. And that's okay - I'm used to being very frugal when it comes to travel, and we are stretching it further by couch surfing instead of staying in hostels, and virtually not eating out at all. And after all,… Continue reading Don’t Go To Rotorua With No Money

new zealand · oceania

I’m Sorry Auckland, But I Don’t Really Like You

I can't help it. I can't fall in love with every place we visit, but that's okay. As we flew over the city and came into land, my jaw dropped. I had no idea how big this city was. In every direction as we turned, city lights sprawled out as far as the eye could… Continue reading I’m Sorry Auckland, But I Don’t Really Like You

australia

We Finally Got To See Sydney Properly

I'm not a huge fan of Sydney. There, I said it. I felt like it was an unfair judgement of such a diverse city though, based on peeks and glances into the surface on day trips that were barely even a day. I first visited last June, passing through after our worst job in the… Continue reading We Finally Got To See Sydney Properly

australia · travel tips

The Pros and Cons of Living in a Hostel

After months of travelling around hostels and changing beds every few days, we were looking forward to settling down in Brisbane and getting our own apartment. We spent five weeks (four weeks too many) living in a central hostel with a party atmosphere before moving to a laid-back "sharehouse"-type hostel closer to my work. Cut… Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Living in a Hostel