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Australia Travel Guides for Backpackers

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Cairns: top 10 adventure activities for backpackers

Cairns is the perfect place to stay if you’re keen on exploring everything North Tropical Queensland has to offer: the Daintree Rainforest with its waterfalls and tree canopies, the Great Barrier Reef with its lagoons and amazing sea life, the tropical beaches with their palm trees and white sand. There […]
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is Pisa a city worth visiting?

The first time I was in Pisa was on a rainy March when I was 18 years old. I remember that for arriving at this great touristic city I took a train in the city of Florence, Florence was a hub for me where my hotel was located. Pisa is […]
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3 Road Trips From Adelaide

Adelaide is a beautiful city to visit in South Australia, home to cosmopolitan vibes and bordered by the natural beauty of wildlife and trees. It is the world’s only city within a park, set against the banks of the River Torrens and home to lovingly maintained historic buildings. Adelaide is […]
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A Ten Day Tasmanian Road Trip

Tasmania is the most amazing little island off the south coast of Australia. Often overlooked, it’s a must-see. Earlier in the year, I rented a camper van with two of my friends and we completed a once in a lifetime road trip around this amazing place for 10 days. And […]
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Journey in Australia from Brisbane to Cairns in 7 days

Have you ever, in your daydream ponderings, thought of creating a bucket list of places you want to visit and things you want to do? There is a myriad of them you might put on that list, I’m sure. What if I told you that there is a place where […]
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New Caledonia: 6 fascinating places to explore.

  Thanks to a friend I was fortunate to arrive at this destination that I had no idea existed, I did not even know how to locate it on the map, I arrived here 1 month ago and you can’t imagine the experiences and adventures I have lived until now. […]
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Prague – Tips on Making the Most of Your Trip

As an Australian, European cities all hold a certain wonder to me. Every building and street seem to hold a weighty history like it knows more than you do. You never know what each turn may bring you, you never know what piece of antiquity you may stumble upon around […]
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Best Things To Do In Natal, Brazil

Natal is one of the finest cities in Brazil and there are many things you can do in Natal. Tourist attractions abound here including works of nature for you to experience. It is a suitable place to spend a few days or spend your holidays with your loved ones. Here […]
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My Top 3 Beaches, Cornwall, England

Returning to England, for me, was an extremely hard thing for me to do. It was the middle of winter, I was leaving behind sunny Australia, and I did not want to go back to real life, even if it is only to save to travel again. Fortunately, I am […]
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Top 3 Road Trips From Sydney

Sydney is arguably the most popular Australian port with heaps of visitors choosing Sydney as their first point of call Down Under. Whether you’re living in Sydney or visiting, there are some incredible things to do both in the city and just outside. If you fancy seeing more of the […]
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The Difference Between PayPal And Transferwise

If you are one of those unfortunate people who is paying exorbitant bank fees which make you feel so unhappy that you mumble, “I wish there was a better way”, second it is also possible you are a traveler seeking a cheaper method to receive and send money without a […]
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The Benefits of Using TransferWise vs PayPal

Money, money, money: It’s what makes the world go around, or in our case, it’s what helps us go around the world! As a result, care and organisation need to be taken to ensure you can access your money no matter where in the world you are, hopefully with the […]
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The Best Of Gold Coast

One of my favourite places in Australia is the 6th biggest city in the country – the Gold Coast. It is a perfect town for living and vacation. The city reminds me a lot of the American city of Miami. The main beach area is also divided by water from […]
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Australia, The Twelve Apostles: A spectacular coastal journey

[Read time approximately 6 minutes] Here’s something you should have heard before… Australia. The Great Ocean Road. The Twelve Apostles. Does it ring a bell? If it didn’t, here it is for you. Ding, ding. Most people who come to Australia or who dream of coming to Australia should have […]
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I Have A TransferWise Account But Here's Why I Still Use PayPal

TransferWise or PayPal? Actually, I use both. But while a number of freelancers are already “transferring” to TransferWise to receive international payments, I have my reservations. I would still prefer PayPal, and here are some of the reasons why. 1. My Bosses Use PayPal For the sake of convenience, my […]
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Flinders Ranges: Ancient earth and fascinating wildlife

Yellow-footed rock wallaby Flinders Ranges As an Australian outback destination, we decided on the Flinders Ranges which start approximately 500ks north of Adelaide. The Flinders Ranges began emerging around 800 million years ago. ‘Humanity Seat Formation’ -evidence of undersea rock, Barraranna Gorge A sea formed covering the area for about […]
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The Best of Vegan Sydney

Sydney is a popular Australian city to visit at the beginning or end of a trip, as well as being a great place to enjoy for longer as a working holidaymaker. As a modern and bustling Australian city, Sydney offers visitors a variety of interesting vegan options. Travelling vegan in […]
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Things to do for free in Melbourne, Australia

Growing up in a town or city you have a very different sense of what it can offer you. The city knows you. It saw you fall on the pavement and skin your knee outside your childhood house, it knows the place where you had your first kiss and it […]
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Fremantle: Bountiful, bohemian with beautiful beaches

Fremantle: to be explored Looking for a fresh destination? Fremantle, Western Australia, affectionately known as ‘Freo’ by locals and travellers alike; this lovely coastal city South of Perth has a unique culture just begging to be explored. Manfred and myself at South Beach   The swimming pontoon at South Beach […]
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The hidden gem of Australia-Hamilton Island

  The endless science lectures in college drove me to a much needed and one of the most fulfilling trips of my life. A trip to Australia. A close friend of mine stayed in Queensland and so we decided to explore some of the major tourist cities in the country. […]
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Must-See Places in Negros Occidental

The Philippines, a country blessed with beautiful islands and exquisite nature sceneries. But I must say among these lovely features, there is one place here worth visiting for, and that is Negros Occidental. Negros Occidental is one of the most visited provinces in the south, where the well-known Bacolod, “The […]
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Top Wineries in McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is one of the most exciting and enticing places to visit within South Australia. Despite the popular belief of many a tourist, McLaren Vale is not part of the Barossa Valley. The Barossa Valley is a region North of Adelaide, whereas, McLaren Vale is part of the Fleurieu […]
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Melbourne, Australia: From Beaches to Food to Things to do

Moving to Melbourne was one of the best experiences of my life. You get off the airplane and think to yourself “Yes! I have finally arrived after 18 hours of flying. Do I even remember how to walk?” You hop in your Uber and head into the city, check into […]
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New Zealand's Must-See Spots

So you’ve bought the ticket and have been bottling up your excitement for months. Or maybe you’re still deciding between us and Australia (yuck). You’re ready to step onto the fine shores of little ol’ New Zealand but you have no idea where to start. But whether you’re the sort […]
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Airlie Beach: What to do in this sleepy seaside town

Are you exhausted from 2019 already or do you need something to look forward to later in the year? Airlie Beach is the answer! With enough to keep you occupied for a week or a few highlights to fill a weekend, it has it all. Located in North Queensland and […]
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Explore Far North Queensland

Far North Queensland is well known as the home of some of Australia’s most spectacular landscapes, tropical beaches, roaring waterfalls, colourful coral reefs, and lush rainforests. Discovering all of the hidden treasures this area has to offer would take a lifetime. To help you discover the abundance of natural wonders […]
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Exploring Australia: Best Places to Visit in Tasmania

While Australia is admired for its natural wonders and unique wildlife, one of the country’s most beautiful places doesn’t catch much international attention. Often overshadowed by the hustle and bustle of Sydney, the arts and culture of Melbourne and the summer weather of Queensland, Tasmania was the second-last choice for […]
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10 Best Things to Do in Sydney

I migrated to Australia last 2018 with my husband and since then we started searching for interesting local and touristy places to visit within the vicinity. Australia’s a very big, isolated chunk of land down under, so if you live here, you ought to figure out how to explore its […]
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Pet friendly malls in Metro Manila

According to Pet Secure Australia, the pet population increases as the human population increases, too. There are really more pet-loving people all around the world—may it be dogs, cats, birds, and even fishes. The United States of America is a huge contributor in the numbers on the charts shown on […]
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Top 5 things to do in Mosman, Sydney

Mosman is one of Sydney’s 658 suburbs. It is located north of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, set between the bridge and the well-known suburb of Manly. If this is your first time visiting Sydney, you might’ve never heard of it before, or you might know of it only because it […]
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Chefchaouen – The Blue Pearl of Morocco

We drove the few hours from Fes to get to this beautiful place. The Blue Pearl of Morocco – Chefchaouen. In the depths of a valley hidden in the Rif Mountains, this town is just nestled in the shadows of the hills above them. Watched over by a Spanish mosque […]
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Southern Spain Coastal Town: Nerja, Spain

Welcome to Nerja, where the mojitos are strong, the nightlife is vibrant, and the culture is rich. Take in its beautiful scenery as I take you on a brief glimpse of my time spent in this must-visit coastal town. Nerja, Spain is a destination that was introduced to me by […]
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Trip to Australia: Land of Kangaroos

Beaches and oceans everywhere. Australia, known for its sportiveness and wilderness, is brimming with a lot of activities for tourists and locals to do. Syndey is the capital of NSW(New South Wales) and one of the largest cities in Australia which houses the world-famous harbor-front Opera house. Various kinds of beaches, […]
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How to spend a weekend in Ballarat

Ballarat is the heart of the Goldfields in Victoria due to the lingering history of the gold rush in the 1850s. Walking into this thriving city is an experience in itself with the heritage listed buildings maintaining the architectural style of the gold rush era. Whether you want to dive […]
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The Best Beaches Close to Lisbon

Living in Lisbon not only gives you the opportunity to live in one of Europe’s most charming cities, you will also have close proximity to some of the most beautiful beaches. I’m a huge beach person, so moving to Lisbon was like living in paradise. I felt like I was […]
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Discover Historical Heritage Listed Homes in Victoria, Australia

These days, when you first arrive in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia one cannot help but wonder what happened to the city it once was, nicknamed Smellbourne and Bearbrass in the Victorian era. With the mouth of the Yarra River which used to be a tipping haven for the cities rubbish and […]
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Fashion Hot Spots Of Melbourne

Known as one of Australia’s prime locations, filled with great food, culture, and architecture, Melbourne is known for so many wonderful things. One thing we cannot forget about this wonderful city is its amazing shopping. Thanks to Melbourne’s fashion-forward designers and fashionistas that live in one of Australia’s much-loved cities, […]
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5 Reasons Canberra is worth visiting

If you want to experience sophisticated urbanised Australia without the traffic of Melbourne or the over-crowded centres of Sydney, Canberra comes as a top contender for such a place. Located in the South-East of the beautiful land of Australia, Canberra is not only the nation’s capital but a vigilantly crafted […]
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9 Top Destinations to Visit in Sydney

Sydney is a fantastic city for any intrepid traveler with amazing places to explore and activities to experience. If you are visiting Sydney for the first time, these top 9 destinations to visit in Sydney are essential hot spots for tourists.  One of the biggest cities in Australia, Sydney features […]
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Top Five Vegan Restaurants in Melbourne

As any Melbournian knows, Australia’s culture capital is a world contended for being the top pick amongst vegans and vegetarians. All you need to do is stroll around Brunswick for a total of one minute and you will have spotted countless hipsters sipping their soy lattes, while throwing down a […]
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A Guide to The Twelve Apostles, Victoria, Australia

Witness one of the famous, most iconic natural formations in the world, The Twelve Apostles. It is located 275 kilometers west of Melbourne. It took us 4 hours to drive along the Great Ocean Road. It’s connected to the mainland cliffs of the Port Campbell National Park a long time […]
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Layover in Narita: A Quick Transit & Stay Cultural Tour

If you ever find yourself with a half-day or so layover transiting through Narita airport in Japan (the airport most commonly used for Tokyo), be sure to take full advantage of the Transit & Stay Program. There are eleven free tours covering all of Narita’s must-see and must-do attractions, ranging […]
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Best Spots to Visit on a Road Trip Through the Australian Outback

One of the greatest pleasures of my life was taking a road trip from Cairns to Darwin, via Alice Springs and Uluru. Every night the sky erupted in the most incredible shades of red, orange, and pink as the sun went down. I spent the mornings sipping on my camp-style […]
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Spending A Day at Singapore Zoo and Singapore Night Safari

  Welcome to bustling dynamic Singapore. Glittering skylines, some fantastic cityscapes, and stunning waterfronts. It’s like you have landed on the sets of some futuristic movie. Clearly, Singapore has proven to the image that the big things come in small packages. The Place To Visit #1. The Singapore Flyer I […]
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How to Travel to Mykonos on a Budget

Mykonos is a world-known Greek island, and one of the favorite places of many celebrities. Even though there are many other Greek islands that are equally or even more beautiful than Mykonos, this one is the most popular among foreigners. People from America and Australia come all way through Mykonos, […]
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The Best of Cairns

In Queensland Australia, Cairns is often a ‘last stop’ or a ‘first stop’ for many travellers looking to enjoy the beautiful east coast. If you are incorporating Cairns into your travel schedule, you need to know the best spots to enjoy before you leave this diverse city. We’ve asked a […]
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Cairns Local Adventure Guide

With its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia. Going for a swim on the largest coral reef in the world might be the most sought-after experience in Cairns, however, with a little bit of effort, it is easy to […]
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Malaysia's Street Art in George Town Penang

It is hard to describe the vibe of Penang. It is what I imagine a mashup between Asia, Cuba, and Australia to be like. Colonial buildings stand tall along cobblestone streets while wooden shacks on stilts are scattered amongst thick, lush jungle. The beachy areas of the north like Batu […]
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Best Things To Do in Bunbury

People always get surprised when I tell them I am from Bunbury. “Oh, so you’re a country girl?” they ask. No, I never thought I was. Apparently, not hailing from a capital city makes you ‘country’. Sure, there’s a few farms if you go to the rural areas, but Bunbury […]
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Laos: Top 5 Places To Visit

When I first decided to embark on a solo travel trip to South East Asia last year, choosing Laos as the place to go and explore was a very spontaneous decision, one that left a positive impact on me. Being one of the oldest countries in South East Asia, Laos […]
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Backpacker's Travel Guide to Bondi Beach: Bars, Food, and Fun!

Upon moving to Australia in 2016, after living in a desert for most of my life, I could not wait to hit the beaches. Luckily for me, Sydney has no shortages of those to visit. Little did I know, one of Australia’s most iconic beaches, Bondi, would be the place […]
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Off the beaten path of Fraser Island

Fraser Island is a famous and gorgeous island just off the Queensland coast of Australia if you are ever stuck for where to go this should be top of your list. Visiting the world’s largest sand island, surely that’s something to write on your bucket list. There are a lot […]
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The Insider's Guide to Brisbane's CBD

While Australia may be the deadly island where every evil creature that ever roamed the earth resides, we have some damn nice cities. Take Brisbane: river cruises, unique festivals, and enough trees to coat the moon. While it may not be as ubiquitously known as New York City or Tokyo, […]
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Cultural Capital of India and Pride of Tamil Nadu – Chennai

Gateway of South India From roadside tea shops to great cafes and luxury hotels, from Kaapi (Famous South Indian filter coffee) to Cappuccino, from street shopping to huge malls, from western to tradition, friendship to harmony, liberty to safety, from Culture to Heritage, Chennai, ladies and gentlemen, has it all. […]
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How to be a mindful traveller in Nepal

Travel leaves a footprint no matter how you do it. The trick is to be a mindful traveller and offset as much as you possibly can. Reduce your footprint Say no to water bottles Unless you are a seasoned traveller with a cast iron stomach, do not drink the tap […]
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From Wanaka to Aspiring

We started our trip in our comfortable room at Lake View Motel enjoying the beautiful sunrise over Lake Wanaka.  New Zealand is such a beautiful place to enjoy the sounds of nature.  The peaceful birdsong, as we sipped away at our coffee and toast whilst the sun rose slowly above […]
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Living in the suburbs of Melbourne

Why Melbourne?   Melbourne, Australia has been rated as the number 1 most liveable city in the whole wide world by ‘the Economist Intelligence Unit’s’ annual global liveability survey for the 7th time in a row! As a young person who just finished school and hasn’t really seen much of this […]
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Cockle Creek: The end of the road adventure with kids

  Tasmania, the Apple Isle at the southern end of Australia, has so many amazing destinations to visit and explore. Within a few hours of any direction from Hobart, you can be in a National park, a white sandy beach or a Heritage and historical site. We have two young […]
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Port of call Noumea: Tourist traps and gems

Noumea is a capital of New Caledonia, located to the east of Australia in the South Pacific. The country is officially a French territory, and the French influence can be vividly traced in the architectural style of the city, in particular in the exteriors and interiors of the buildings. Naturally, […]
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A First Timer's Guide to Paris

Paris. The city of love and the land of endless patisseries. Where you can tick both the Eiffel Tower and the Mona Lisa off your bucket list. And a city that offers far more to see and do than its just top attractions. I’ve been to Paris twice now, both […]
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A Guide to Townsville

Townsville is the Place to Be! Townsville is a major city in North Queensland but also a hidden gem. It is a great city to stop on your way up or down the East coast of Australia, also experiencing our farming, outback and the rainforest aspects of Australia. But many don’t […]
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7 (Free) Places to Enjoy in Newcastle

There is more to Australia than Sydney Take Newcastle for example. 2 hours drive up the east coast from Sydney and you’re away from all the hustle and bustle of the city and into a more relaxed and opening environment. There are many places to explore that make your visit […]
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A Local's Guide to Wye River on Australia's Great Ocean Road

I write this sitting at a teak dining room table looking out through gum trees to the sapphire blue ocean. It’s a perfect day – the sun moves as a light breeze rustles the leaves of the towering gum trees that surround me at the aptly named holiday home “The […]
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Hyggelig Denmark: Visit the Coziest Country in the Planet

Let me start by being straight-up honest with you. When I learned I would have to live in Denmark for six months my first reaction was, “Where’s Denmark, again?” Shameful, I know. Especially for someone who takes pride in her wanderlust and love of Geography. Back in 2016, my first […]
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Hamilton Island: A Paradise Down Under

When you hear “Australia”, the first thing you start thinking about is either the snakes people randomly find in their garages or the kangaroos that freely wander around residential areas.  While that might be true for some areas, that’s not all there is in the land down under! In one […]
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My culture shock in Bangkok

Transport in Bangkok The 17th of november I took a plane from Perth to Thailand for a short trip. I planned to meet up with a friend who I met at the East coast of Australia. The airport Don Mueang seemed very chaotic when I arrived, it was really hot […]
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Christmas Island: A Jewel on Indian Ocean

Travel to Christmas Island Arrival Eventually, after almost four hours flying from Perth, the pilot announced our approach toward Christmas Island. As the airplane was just about half full, so I shifted to an empty row and sat on the window seat. The plane was gradually descending. It crossed the […]
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The Ultimate Melbourne City Break

Perhaps you are thinking of visiting Melbourne, or perhaps you have a city break booked in Melbourne and you need some inspiration for your visit? Well, you have come to the right place. I’ve put together my favourite things to do in this beautiful city which will hopefully help you […]
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Australia: A 5 Week Trip

The largest country in Oceania and sixth largest country by total area in the World, Australia, home to the famous Kangaroo and some of the most dangerous wildlife out there. Its extremely diverse culture and landscapes should put Australia right at the top of anyone’s bucket list!  Sydney: In Sydney, […]
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My Top Ten Must-Do's in Dunsborough

Dunsborough, a place of magical beauty. I was lucky and lived there for about four months and explored every hidden corner. For those of you who are in Western Australia, you have to make a detour to Dunsborough! If you have just been in Perth or other cities this town […]
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My WA: Perth suburbs and Fremantle

My great adventure The first of August 2017 my great adventure started. I took a flight from my home country, The Netherlands, all the way to the other side of the world: Australia. Soon I found a job as a live-in au pair in one of the southern suburbs of […]
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Bingil Bay – Australia's hidden tropical paradise

The far north tropics „Mission Beach is a relaxed beachfront town between Cairns and Townsville on the Queensland coast. Here two World Heritage areas, the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforest collide to form a natural environment unlike anywhere on earth. […] a perfect base for visiting nearby Dunk, […]
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Three Days in Bologna, Italy

Recently my fiancè and I had an exchange student from Belgium come and visit us in Italy for three days. The exchange student had been staying with my family in Australia whilst I have been in Italy and just recently returned home. So, we decided to take advantage of an […]
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Australia East Coast 18 Day Itinerary

With loads to see and do on The East Coast of Queensland, deciding what’s best is akin to choosing what to watch on Netflix – you’re spoilt for choice! I lived in Australia for two years and during that time, my friends who’d already done The East Coast had plenty […]
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National Arboretum Canberra

Families and Kids Welcome! National Arboretum Canberra is a gorgeous, relaxing space filled with entertainment for you and your friends or family. There’s a café for all of your coffee or ice cream needs, a beautiful open-spaced restaurant for delicious dining and a playground for the kids. There are many […]
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Cheap Eats and a Few Cheeky Drinks: Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia Two Day Unique & Cheap Food Tour Since we are both the Countryless Couple I’d thought I’d let Lewis have a go at blogging and what better subject for an Australian food lover than Melbourne’s cuisine! Having the great pleasure of living in Melbourne for a year I […]
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Koalas in Western Australia's Valley of Giants

Valley of giants It was a Sunday morning when we left to go on a road trip. What I love the most about Australia, is that it’s so big, you never get bored. There aren’t many cities but there is so much to do. Wildlife, deserts, animals, forests, beaches. There […]
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Zealandia Park: Wellington’s jewel of life.

 How did we get there in the first place? Coming from Vanuatu and the Pacific. I am a professional ship’s engineer, and when I am not elbows deep in a cargo’s engine, I have months of free time in between contracts. I used to travel by myself every once in […]
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Hong Kong: Kowloon Island Instagram worthy itinerary

Hong Kong does not fall short in a variety of Instagram worthy places. I am not referring to the usual Sleeping Beauty Castle shot at Disneyland or the one with the skyline for a backdrop at The Peak. Although, I am not dismissing that these are beautiful images. But we […]
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Things to do and see in Perth: Western Australias biggest city

Perth – the “capital” of Western Australia, the city that rises in the horizon with skyscrapers and building with barely anything around it. Actually, Perth is said to be the most isolated bigger city on the mainland because the closest big city from Perth is 2000 km away. Still, Perth […]
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Drinking Your Way Around Budapest

I love drinking. Like love it, and European habits only added to a well-established Kiwi enjoyment of a cheeky brew or two. If you don't believe me, you don't have to scroll far through my Instagram posts to see one that features a wine bottle. I also love Budapest. Budapest […]
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Lost in Perth, Western Australia

    Things to do in Perth Perth, the largest city in Western Australia. A place where no rush but to relax, to be distressed and not get hassled. People have been asking the same question “why did you choose to go Perth instead of other cities in Australia?” Well, I […]
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The Whitsunday Islands: Heart of the Great Barrier Reef

My first introduction to the Whitsundays was nothing short of incredible. In just one day, I explored beautiful islands, sunbaked on white-sand beaches, swam and snorkeled in dazzling turquoise waters, experienced close encounters with colorful coral, fish, and even a turtle! From that moment on, I fell in love with […]
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Coastal walk from Maroubra to Coogee Beach

Everyone knows about the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Beach Walk in Sydney, Australia. It is impossible to miss. Even Google tells you where it is at. However, what if you are coming from Maroubra and want to do a nice walk? Do the coastal walk from Maroubra to Coogee (or […]
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Top Three Reasons to Visit Redcliffe

Located in Australia, north of Brisbane; Redcliffe is a home-grown country town with the heart of a big city. Whether you’re after a peaceful stroll along the dazzling waterfront, a tasty bite to eat, or a night “on the town”, Redcliffe has something to offer. I have lived in Redcliffe […]
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Its not all about the yoga in Rishikesh

Never too old to travel I’ve often been told I am super lucky to have been living overseas for nearly three years. When I mention that it was not luck or fate, it was about letting go of what society told me my life should be, that’s when changes started […]
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4 Really Cool Free Things To Do In Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is a very cool city to both visit or live in – both of which I’ve done countless times. It's hands down the coolest city in Australia. It's even been voted ‘The Most Liveable City In The World’ for several years running. You can see why, coming here it […]
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Puszczykowo – the green heart of Wielkopolska

Out of the big city The big cities of Poland are one thing, but when it comes to relaxing the best places are usually hidden somewhere near them or just away. When it comes to talking about Wielkopolska everyone thinks about Poznan – a great city for tourist, however, this time […]
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5 things that you should visit in Brisbane

Brisbane – the city of the sun. As we all know, Brisbane is a capital city of Queensland state and 3rd biggest city in Australia. By my opinion, this is the prettiest part of world – sun, beach and ice cream. The only thing that Brisbane lacks is the sea, […]
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Five Fun Things To Do In The Swan Valley

Explore This Beautiful Region of Western Australia The Swan Valley is a region of Perth that is rich in heritage, history, and Indigenous and European roots. This lush and fertile part of Western Australia is nestled in the upper regions of the Swan River. There are over 14 different suburbs […]
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living overseas: sydney, australia

Doing a Working Holiday in Australia: Ready to do your working holiday? Not really sure what to expect? Everyone’s experience is different, but let me tell you about mine, and some of the people’s that I met along the way. I’ll break it down for you so it’s easy-you can […]
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Ideas For a Summer Day in Amsterdam

At a first glance, Amsterdam can be confusing. It's a big old city in the northern Netherlands with an interesting history, and it is hard to make the most of it on your first visit if you don't know where to go. Here are some ideas on what to do […]
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Reaching Tahiti after 7 days of sailing

MINI GUIDE TO TAHITI DURING JUNE AND JULY Being the first ´’bigger island’ to arrive to by sailors, Tahiti can be quite overwhelming after months of sailing around very isolated islands in the Pacific. It is the island that many sailors consider the end goal, the place where there are […]
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Cruising in Chobe National Park

 A Low-Cost Safari Stretched upon the shores of the mighty Okavango River,  Chobe National Park offers you exciting wildlife sightings: elephants, lions, buffalos, and if you're very lucky: leopards. So far the 'big five' specimens you might encounter. You'll also find plenty of hippos close to the river, and crocodiles sunbathing […]
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Niseko: a snow lovers dream

Picture your idea of snowy paradise. Where is it? Canada? France? America? I bet Japan wouldn’t be in your visual, right? Let me tell you right now, it should be.   Niseko, located on the northern island of Japan, is fast becoming known for its light, deep and fluffy powder. […]
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Why you shouldn't skip Canberra

Welcome to Canberra: Home of History and Culture A lot of visitors usually skip Canberra when they visit Australia, especially if you are a first time visitor. It has always been Sydney or Melbourne, but did you know that Canberra is the capital of Australia? Canberra may not have the many […]
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The Best of Brisbane on a Budget

Brisbane… on a Budget? Brisbane is a well-loved city, which doesn't feel like a city at all. Think more large country town with friendly people and no subways… That's more like it! As the state capital of Queensland, many travellers pass through as they journey up or down the infamous […]
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Great Keppel Island Living

The question’s I’ve been asked the most are ‘Did you get sick of it?’ Or ‘Is it still paradise when living and working there, rather it being a holiday?’ My answer – It is paradise, having the opportunity to explore all the reasons people call it paradise makes you fall […]
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Why I love the little town of Huskisson, in Jervis Bay Territory

Not so long ago I was an unhappy and overworked Sydneysider, having lived in Western Sydney much of my life, trips to the coast are few and far between. A few years back I decided to take the plunge into the unknown and left my old hustle and bustle life […]
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Pristine Beaches In Wilsons Promontory Victoria Australia

Where Is Wilsons Promontory National Park? Wilsons Promontory National Park or “The Prom” as the locals call it, is located at Australia's Southernmost tip, in Gippsland, in the state of Victoria. At just over 2 and a half hours drive South out of Melbourne, it's far enough to get out […]
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The Sydney Guide

Sydney is one of the most famous cities of the southern hemisphere and often mistakenly called the capital of Australia, embodies the relaxed and easy-going way of life. Therefore, every year millions of tourists travel there to surf the wave and many of them never leave. Nightlife In Sydney I […]
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Kathmandu: The Basics and Essentials of Nepal

How to Survive Arriving in Kathmandu Kathmandu is one of the many cities adapting and changing to meet growing tourism demands. Other online forums easily become outdated in the fast paced technology and modernized to the developing nation. It is obvious the tourism is building rapidly, and for good reason. […]
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Camping with Cassowaries at Etty Bay

  Etty Bay On our way with Cyclone Debbie A low had been forming off the coast of Cairns, Far North Queensland in Australia and it had formed into a cyclone which they had called “Debbie” and it was due to hit the coast on either Monday or Tuesday, our […]
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Top 5 parks to visit in Singapore

Occupying 719.1 square kilometres, Singapore is not an enormous country. (As a comparison, Australia is 7.692 million square kilometres.) However there is a lot squeezed into it: more than 5 million people, business hubs, a thriving arts scene, every imaginable type of food, a busy nightlife and continual construction. But because of […]
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Isle of the Pines in New Caledonia – French paradise

Getting there Getting to the New Caledonia itself is a little adventure, as it’s pretty much the furthest you can go away from my home in Europe. In my case, I had a layover in New Zealand to visit some friends, otherwise, it would have been at least 25h on […]
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PHILLIP ISLAND: THE HIDDEN GEM

I’m sure you will be visiting Melbourne at some point on your Australian escapade, so do not miss out the magnificent Phillip Island. If it’s not in your plans, then pull your act together! Mix the quirk of Camden, London and a sprinkle of Melbourne originality and you have a […]
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Non-mainstream Australia: the amazing contrasts of Canberra

In European minds, Australia is depicted as a wild land, where everyone's daily routine involves surfing and kangaroos spotting. Well, there is much more than beautiful clichés. Thanks to my Exchange Program at Uni I had the opportunity to visit and live in a hidden gem of Australia, which is […]
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Hidden Paradise Buddina – Whale Watching and Relaxation

The Location It’s hard to go wrong with the Sunshine Coast. Pristine beaches stretch the entire way up the east coast of Australia, and everything from Caloundra to Cooloola is sun-kissed perfection. Noosa, Surfer's, Stradbroke, Hervey Bay. There are the usual suspects when it comes to planning a Queensland vacation. But if […]
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Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays

Airlie beach is a tourist town situated in the north-east coast of Australia, Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and home to the 74 Whitsunday islands.  It is a mainland base full of fun and adventure for travellers on-route to the reef. As you walk down the main street you […]
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10 Things to do When You're Staying in Hobart

Tasmania, the island off the south coast of Australia, is an absolutely stunning and unique part of the country that every traveller should visit. The best advice I can give you is to take your car or hire one there – it's the only way to fully experience the beauty […]
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Top 5: Brisbane's best cafes off the beaten track

You've shopped til you dropped on Queen Street and strolled through beautiful South Bank – why not make your next stop one of Brisbane's beautiful hidden cafes? Hopscotch & Beans Just down the road from the bustling metropolis of Caxton Street and The Barracks is this sweet little cafe, serving […]
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Sydney on a Budget

How to see Sydney for less So you've found yourself in Sydney. Maybe you're a backpacker, a broke student, or just a tourist trying to make ends meet! The worst thing you can do in this beautiful city is end up spending way too much money on sights and experiences […]
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Jingellic and The Bridge Hotel

The Bridge Hotel Many people don't realize that there are a lot of hotels and country pubs in Australia that offer free or low-cost camping on or near their property. The Bridge Hotel in Jingellic is one of them. Jingellic is a small country town nestled on the New South […]
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Port Douglas: Perfect location on The Great Barrier Reef

For many of us, the city can become a burden at times. As the pressures of everyday life build the concrete jungle can begin to feel like exactly that – a jungle in which we cannot escape. Luckily, a short plane ride away from anywhere in Australia is the perfect […]
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Running Guide: Sydney, Australia

Sydney is one of the most iconic cities in the world. From the Harbour Bridge to the Opera House, infamous beaches and grassy parklands, running or jogging is a great way to get out and explore sides of the city you might miss by hitting the public transport routes. Sydneysiders […]
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Top 5 Things To Do In Brisbane

During my time in Australia, I spent over 4 months living with a local Brisbane family in a suburb, 15 minutes outside of the Central Business District. In this time I was able to explore what Brisbane has to offer and how the locals live. If you want to find […]
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How to make the most of your stopover in Perth and Sydney

I had been travelling India and Southeast Asia for the last year and a bit, and decided to go to New Zealand with a Working Holiday Visa after spending Christmas in Kolkata, India. The thing is, as many as you already know, the cheapest way to travel isn’t usually the […]
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The top must see places on the Gold Coast

BEAUTIFUL AUSTRALIA Don't believe in magic? Well you will now. Keep reading. Ever find yourself lost in a daze? scrolling through the explore page on Instagram, mesmerised by the constant loop of candid photos that pour onto your page inside that small rectangle screen placed inside your hand. While scrolling […]
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Top 5 things to do in Sydney

1. Circular Quay The Quay that combines the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge is a view that you should already be familiar with. With a busy ferry port that provides you with heaps of ways to explore Sydney and see the famous landmarks from the water, as well as […]
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Exploring Melbourne on a Budget

Enjoy Melbourne Whatever Your Budget… We've all been there – you decide to travel, you plan, you budget, you save up yet life happens and it doesn't quite go to plan. The result? You land in a brand new country with way less funds than expected. You tell yourself it's […]
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Why Melbourne Keeps Winning “Most liveable city”

Melbourne was recently handed The economists “the world’s most liveable city” award. Once again Melbourne beat out cities such as Vienna, Vancouver, and once again, not one Melbournian was surprised. People who call Melbourne their home town know exactly why it continues to win this sought-after award. The economist explains […]
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Tajikistan: the Heart of Central Asia

Tajikistan. What is this country? There aren't many people who know anything about Tajikistan and Central Asia in general. But that is a mistake, I'm sure. There is a lot to be interested of in this part of our Planet. First of all, this is a rare landscape which not […]
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A weekend in Sydney, Australia

Now I am all for a weekend away, (who isn’t right?) and if you find yourself wanting to immerse yourself in the beautiful landscapes of New South Wales, where better to go than Sydney? From Friday to Sunday, check out my jam-packed itinerary for the perfect Sydney escape! Friday; your […]
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10 Sydney Highlights – Stunning Beaches and Sparkling City Lights

I could never really warm up to Melbourne. Now, I know why. When it comes to Melbourne and Sydney, for most people it's an either or situation. Everyone I met either hates or loves one city and experiences quite the opposite feelings for the other. By now, I've almost spent […]
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My whale watching experience in Gold Coast, Australia

Whale watching was one of the most memorable experiences I had during my 5-month stay in Australia in spring 2014. As an exchange student at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, I certainly could not wait until the summer to book a whale watching cruise! So when a Travelzoo deal […]
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A Day in Oxford, England: a mysteriously charming city

A City of History Oxford, England is everything that you might imagine; a little bubble containing some of the world’s greatest minds all living and working together in the same picturesque brownstones, stunningly ancient libraries, and dark, charming pubs. However, Oxford’s present is just the tip of the iceberg because that […]
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Paris: Experiencing The Parisian Culture

Moving to Paris After living in the UK for 19 years, returning home after travelling became very difficult for me. London did not feel the same, as I did not come back the same person after travelling. My eyes and soul widened. I loved travelling and I wanted to continue to […]
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Berlin’s Best Spots for Photo Ops

Where are the best places for taking photos in Berlin, Germany? As a mobile photography enthusiast (read: Instagram addict!), I tend to live like I travel. That is, I’m always on the lookout for photo inspiration, even when I’m in my home-base of Berlin. Over the last few months, I have […]
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Darwin and the Magical Sunset of Mindil Beach

Australia is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. And with more than 10,000 beaches to choose from, it wouldn't be any different. I'd like, however, to introduce you to one of the most beautiful and magical sunsets which are not so famous in Australia: the […]
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New Zealand's North Island

A journey to the green island It's December 2016. For the first time after 14 months I'm leaving Australia. On this side of the world it's mid-summer, hot temperature, tourist season, school holidays, family time. Also for me – I meet my beloved sister and parents in New Zealand! Exciting […]
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Australia: Six Ways to Wine & Dine in the Margaret River Region

Coffee Tasting – Yahava Koffeeworks Whether you race along the highway route or choose the more scenic roads through the stunning Western Australia countryside chances are by the time you've reached Margaret River you'll be needing a real big pick-me-up to recover from the general relentlessness of any road trip. […]
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Gold Coast Australia, A home among the Gum Trees

GLORIOUS AUSTRALIA “Give me a home among the gumtrees With lots of plum trees A sheep or two, a k-kangaroo A clothesline out the back Verandah out the front And an old rocking chair” (B. Brown/W. Johnson, Home Among the Gumtrees) RAINFORESTS, OCEANS AND SPECTACULAR FOOD I’m sure we’ve all heard […]
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The Blue Mountains: Easy walks near Katoomba

The Blue Mountains The Blue Mountains are perhaps one of the best known tourist destinations in New South Wales, and for good reason. The picturesque countryside and stunning views are ideal for exploring, bush walking or just for escaping city life for a few days.

Karijini National Park: A Novice's Guide To Taking On The Outback

Karijini National Park is one of Western Australia’s greatest treasures. Situated in the state’s North West Pilbara Region, the park boasts incredible landscapes, magnificent wildlife, and the grand opportunity to enjoy a national pastime: camping. You thought I was going to say drinking, didn’t you? It’s okay, you can do […]
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Brisbane: A City To Love

“They’re all uptight and drive too fast.” I chuckle inwardly. It’s Saturday night in Fortitude Valley, where Brisbane goes to let its hair down. I am waiting for a gig to start and eavesdropping on the hipsters crowded around the next barrel, comparing Sydney unfavourably to Brisbane. “Everyone’s so miserable […]
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Korcula: Island Paradise In Croatia

The new French Riviera Croatia – I’m sure you’ve all heard of it. A place that is being hailed the new French Riviera, due to the natural beauty of this Baltic country and its popularity among foreigners. It really does have it all; beaches, lush forest and park land, and […]
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Best Live Acts in Toronto, Canada

The Toronto International BuskerFest Has It All Planning a trip in the future to the great city of Toronto, Ontario? Let me give you a couple insider tips that will make your time in the city more enjoyable! Toronto is the most populated city in Canada. Twenty-five million tourists visit […]
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Beechworth, Victoria: A Country Playground

Only three and a half hours from the City of Melbourne, nestled just off the highway bound for Sydney, is the Victorian treasure, Beechworth. If you're looking for a small Town with big views and great food, Beechworth is the place for you. What to do There's so much to […]
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Tasmania – Five Day Road Trip

Tasmania is a very unique island, steeped in both ancient and modern history, embedded with dramatic and breathtaking scenery and housed by friendly locals. Off the beaten backpacker track it offers a different view on Australia, one that is not centred around gaudy tourist shops but natural beauty's. A road […]
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762 Turns to Pai, Thailand

When beginning my journey to and around Southeast Asia, one word was repeated over and over again: “Pai.”  I heard it from the 20 something year old sitting next to me on my flight from Auckland, New Zealand.  I heard it during my layover in Australia.  I heard it in […]
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Why Australia is the place to go!

This started out as an article about ten reasons why you should go to Australia, and there are numerous of reasons why. Then I thought to myself some of these reasons that I first came up with are very talked about and known. So what I wanted to focus on […]
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Further North of Vietnam

By chance, I got a friend returned Vietnam from Australia and I already promised him years ago, that to bring him to my favorite adventure in the North of Vietnam. Plan was set and I got two more friends wanted to join so we have 4 people in the end […]
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Top Five best brunch spots in London

Brunch is without a doubt, hands-down my favourite meal. It makes me look forward to the weekend, so I can spend a luxurious morning (or afternoon) lounging over coffees, eggs in all forms, fluffy pancakes or flaky pastries and if it's a brunch of the bottomless kind, (multiple) Bellini’s, or […]
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Best beaches around Perth

Let's go to the beach ! Ok… But where ? Perth is a beautiful city in Western Australia, with many tourist places, parks but also beaches if you don't mind to take the train or the bus. I'm a really beach addict and for that, I spent most of my […]
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Malawi – Unforgettable Memories

Malawi, nicknamed The Warm Heart of Africa! The name 'Malawi' comes from Chichewa for flames of fire.  This is because of the beautiful sunrises and sunsets that is seen over Lake Malawi. Despite being the smallest country in Africa, it contains Africa's 3rd largest lake also known as the Calendar Lake […]
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Where the Whales Are – Byron Bay, NSW

I know a place, not far from where I live, where the undulating hills are emerald green with rich grass, where luscious untamed rainforest grows wild and sweet scented, where the sunlit, sandy beaches are kissed by sapphire blue sea and the people are sun tanned and peaceful and always […]
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Dangerous Bali – 5 things you should know!

Bali is a paradise, but some things can easily change it into a big nightmare.  These are the five things people normally don´t expect or don´t know about when coming to Bali: 1.  Men gigolos The phenomenon of an Asian woman, who can be easily found in the nightclubs seducing […]
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A Little Life: Koh Rong Island

“How long have you been on the island?” My story is unoriginal and told before by every other enamoured foreigner who has come to visit and subsequently settle on Koh Rong Island, Cambodia. I was only supposed to stay here for a few days …   FIRST IMPRESSIONS In the […]
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Top things to do on the Sunshine Coast for the Thrill Seeker

Welcome to your Sunny Coast Guide In 2014 I made the best decision of my life when I decided to move to the Sunshine Coast, Australia from Canada. I embarked on a journey of a lifetime that began with completing a Teaching Degree and ended two years later with becoming […]
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BURNING MAN BASICS – THE ARTS FESTIVAL IN THE NEVADA DESERT

What is Burning Man? Is it people taking acid and running around naked in the desert? Is it wild sex orgies? Will I see the wildest, craziest spectacles I’ve ever seen in my life there? YES, YES and YES. But there is so much more to Burning Man. Burning Man […]
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Time Out in Lisbon

As a Flight Attendant, I always visit vibrant cities with at least 1 million people around me. Although I do like to be surrounded by tourists and locals with each their own story to live, I also like to take time off now and then. Checking out of people, traffic, […]
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Back and forth Western australia Part One

From south to north WA    Perth, isolated big city How Perth's city took my heart Perth is the lonely big city of one of the largest states in the world: the great Western Australia! When you fly over, surroundings seems so empty… And yet, it stay a very popular […]
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Lemnos, from Northern Aegean to Van Gogh’s fields

Lemnos, from Northern Aegean to Van Gogh’s fields #lemnos#aegean#greekislands#alternativesummer     The Dutch painter, famous for the warmth of the colors in his works would have been astonished by the scenery of Lemnos, an island that radiates a sandy golden light. The heat, the sun of the Greek summer, the […]
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Iceland – A Frozen Adventure Playground

Iceland is very quickly becoming one of the trendiest places to visit in Europe, and with very good reason. This up-and-coming tourist destination was described to me by a native Icelander during my visit as “just like New Zealand without steroids.” Now firstly, if you want a mental picture of […]
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Learning how to live in the Netherlands

The river in Nijmegen at sunset In my first year out of high school, I did the classic gap-year backpack around Europe with my best friend. It was an invaluable experience, and I'm glad I did it instead of going straight from high school to university. Unfortunately, because my friend […]
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Traffic-jams, sunshine and shopping!

Ask anyone about Dar es Salaam and even Tanzanians will tell you that it’s the capital of Tanzania. That’s because, although it’s not the capital, it’s the center of everything when it comes to culture and technology. Although Dodoma is the capital of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam is the commercial […]
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Riding The Third Wave: A Berlin Coffee and Culinary Guide

Berlin: the real city that never sleeps. Sorry NYC, but you ain't got nothing on this place. We may not have the neon lights to dazzle our senses, but we've got clubs that never shut, 24-7 public transport and Späti's that double as proxy house parties well into the wee hours. The […]
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Dong Hoi- A bit of history, great cuisine and stunning caves!

A lazy morning at the Beachside Yesterday, it was a clear day. The bright blue sky reflected its color in the dazzling water of South China Sea. But today morning was different. The clouds made a complete canopy up above, while the ocean below was wilder than usual. I took […]
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The Ningaloo Reef: a snorkeling paradise in Western Australia

In Australia, the most famous snorkeling and diving spot is without doubt the Great Barrier Reef. Whenever I talked to people they were stoked about experiencing their best snorkeling adventure in the famous Great Barrier Reef or had their first dive ever there. I have to admit, so did I. […]
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Sydney: Welcome to Australia!

I first started with Sydney for two weeks and this brought my very first big disappointment: it’s not always warm in Sydney! After travelling around Thailand and Bali for almost a month, I’ve lost approximately 20 degrees as soon as I left the plan. But this did not stop me […]
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Milford Sound: Living amongst Giants

A Reflection on Living in Milford Sound   It is fitting that I sit here and type out a reflection of sorts on the one-year anniversary of my arrival to New Zealand. Full of nostalgia I reflect on how memorable a year spent in the shadows of giant mountains fully […]
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See the sights of old Melbourne in a day

The Historic sights in Marvellous Melbourne For a city in a relatively new country Melbourne is stacked full with a great deal of history. The grand looking streets in the centre of Melbourne belie the style of the pioneers that designed and built them. European visitors will recognise a lot […]
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Lady Elliot Island, Australia: Adventure of a lifetime

Have you ever thought about living on an island?  Swimming with Nemo, or maybe with some giant friendly turtles and giving them a pad on the back? And no, we won't count Hawaii, as probably everyone has thought about living in there at some point of their lives. This is […]
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Florence: Cultural Heart of Italy

Florence: Centre of Art and Culture (with great food and drink) [caption id="attachment_34923" align="alignright" width="300"] Sunset view from Ponte Vecchio.

The first thing to know about Florence is that the wonderful chocolate treats that take their name from the town are really only a winter thing. We were there in […]
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Your Guide to: Beijing, China

Beijing was the second stop on my adventure that took me by train from China to Helsinki. An enormous city, it was pretty impressive from the offset. Even though I arrived at night, the atmosphere was bizarre. I’d flown in from Shanghai, so I already had an idea about how the […]
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Best Beaches in Newcastle, NSW

Water, sand and sunshine. Newcastle is bordered by stunning coastline stacked with picturesque beaches. If your an outdoors kind-of-person Newcastle is the place you want to be! Did you know, Newcastle is home to some of the worlds best beaches?? They are loved for their space, stunning views, crystal clear […]
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Santiago, Chile: The city from Southamerica between the mountains

The first post that I wanna write is about my beautiful city in the longest country of the world: Santiago, Chile. Where is Chile? I have heard this question so many times in Australia, where im living in this moment. “Southamerica, close to Argentina” I always answer.  And then the […]
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Ubud: A Quiet Treasure in Bali

Arrival We arrived at Denpasar Airport at 9:45PM on the 24th of August after a really relaxing 6 hour flight from Brisbane in Australia. It was very humid when we arrived and unfortunately, because it was night time, we couldn’t see much of our surroundings. What we were able to […]
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Kota Kinabalu: The Small Big City

A bit about Kota Kinabalu “What is there even to do in KK at night?” I was asked many times by fellow Sabahans when I was studying in a college Kuala Lumpur in the late 90s. I was 18 then. Since then, just like I have grown from being a […]
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Gold Coast, Australia : The perfect holiday destination

  Born with a passion to travel and discover places, I take thorough pleasure in getting to know places from both a tourists’ as well as locals’ point of view. I take immense pride in showcasing the plushest as well as the most economical places in a(ny) city! That being […]
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Brisbane: 7 Lovely Places to Visit.

Hello, there! I decided to write about Brissie because I lived there last year and I felt in love with this amazing place! So I would like to recommend you visiting 7 places if you are in this city of Australia. Let´s go! South Bank Brisbane […]
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Canberra: Festivals 2016 part 1

I recently moved to Canberra, Australia 7 months ago, and besides museums and other things I have enjoyed, today I will like to share my experience in the diverse festivals here. This first part is from festivals that happened between February to September, as you can expect during winter is […]
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Hidden Waterfalls in Beechmont, Queensland

Have you heard of Beechmont before? They've been hiding a pretty big secret… The official address is '194803/40-44 Doncaster Dr, Beechmont', according to Google Maps. First Impressions Lip Falls is located in Denham Scenic Reserve, in Beechmont. Beechmont is a quiet town west of Burleigh Heads […]
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Koh Phangan : The Highlights

Koh Phangan: Home to the Full Moon Party. After visiting Koh Phangan for the full moon party back in 2015, I went back a year later to find the island was a lot more exciting than I had thought! Here are a few of the experiences I feel that all […]
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A Week In The Amazon Jungle

Peru is a wildly contrasting country. From Lima’s ulta rich beach side apartments to the favelas of small towns. Towering 6000m mountains to a peaceful oasis in a desert. Out of the seven countries I’ve explored in South America, Peru was the one that captured my heart. And didn’t let […]
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Australia: Hidden Waterfall Trail of New South Wales

Travelling through the Hinterland Travelling South by car or campervan from Byron Bay to Sydney on the East coast of New South Wales gives you the chance to breath in the fresh ocean air and watch the incoming waves. If you are lucky with the weather, you can take your […]
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Live a year in New Zealand

Are you ready to live overseas? The best part of travelling is that you can quit whenever you want. I arrived in New Zealand some weeks ago, and I can already say how beautiful it is. Everything seems to be very relaxed and chilled, also the well-known cities from the […]
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Turtle Season in Australia

It’s around 6pm and mosquitoes are having a feast over our bodies while we are all lined up impatiently to enter Mon Repos Conservation Centre, in Bundaberg, Queensland. It’s mid-December and it’s TURTLE SEASON in Australia, where hundreds of marine turtles return from an epic trip around the world to […]
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Istanbul: New Land of 3rd Wave Coffee

Hi! I must say that this article won't be about how beautiful Istanbul is, what a marvellous city or etc. It'll be about great coffee shops in Istanbul. If you are in Istanbul or will visit and plus you are a coffee lover, then you should continue to read this. […]
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Amsterdam: How to spend 3 days there without getting stoned

Disclaimer: if you’re looking for a guide to the partying, pot smoking side of Amsterdam, this is not the article for you. As the title suggests, I personally did not visit any of the city’s famous coffee shops, nor spend more than 10 minutes in the Red Light District. I […]
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Tasmania:4 places you must visit (Australia)

Tasmania The beautiful island state of Australia is known for its nature and peacefulness. Almost half of it was declared national park or reserve, which might give you a rough picture of the untouched and pure beauty of Tasmania. The best way to do your journey around Tasmania is probably by car. You […]
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Gatton – A small country town with a lot to offer

A slice of history – If you’re looking for a nice day trip out of Brisbane, consider the relaxed country town of Gatton. Less than 100km from Brisbane, with two or more lane highways until the Gatton turnoff, the drive is quiet relaxing. You can even make a few stops […]
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A truly unique experience: fashion in Harajuku, Tokyo!

La Maison de Juielitta, in-house make-over and photo-shoot experience: Harajuku, Tokyo Nearest metro: Meijijingu-Mae Station inside LaForet. Japan is well known for its dress-up experiences, with many choosing to try on traditional Geisha outfits, but if you feel like something modern and ultra Kawaii you might want to try this. […]
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Loving and living: Noosa Heads

Who thought you could fall in love with a place that fast? I didn't. My first three months in Queensland, Australia were my best months so far. How I fell in love with one place, unbelievable. I'm taking you with me. Keep on going Looking for jobs on the internet […]
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The Fearsome Great Whites of Port Lincoln

Chasing one of nature's most awe-inspiring predators in country South Australia Where I live, you can drive for eight hours and not even leave the state. You could drive for 18 hours and the same would be true. But this journey, well, it took eight hours and that was enough. […]
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5 Melbourne Date Ideas With A Difference

Melbourne is a city on the rise, its population has an astoundingly fresh average age of 28; the youngest in Australia. The city lives and breathes youth; Coffee pours from all corners and street art is never far away. Along with its young and trendy culture comes a hefty price […]
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Fremantle: History Meets Hip

The famed 'Cappuccino Strip' is an excellent place to watch the world go by. Fremantle isn’t just a place to sip coffee or sample locally brewed craft beers. It is also shrouded in a short yet fascinating history of early Australian ‘free-settlers’, British convicts and maritime […]
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Australia: from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in just one day

Are you in Australia, planning to visit the rainforest that surrounds Cairns? Do you want to learn more about nature and have the chance to meet crocodiles and the famous cassowary? Then all you need is just one day! During one of my days off, I decided to leave Cairns […]
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Colca Canyon, Peru: Trekking in the second deepest Canyon in the world

First of all, I’ve never been a “trekking” person. I love adventures (yes) I love travels (of course) but I’ve never been the kind of person who loves to suffer and to feel pain while walking for hours in difficult or extreme conditions, under the warmest sun or during the […]
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My Tasmanian Winter: Hobart

Being the capital of ancient Tasmania, Hobart has a lot to offer, ranging from well-preserved heritage buildings, picturesque sceneries to unique cultures. Nestled around the majestic Mount Wellington and located at the entrance of the Derwent River, no doubt Hobart is known for its exceptional beauty.

The Sunshine Coast: Open Your Eyes to Serene Sunsets

Some Lovely East Coast Memories It all started as a bare footed, detoured journey home from the beach while the sun set, as pink sky tones rolled into purples. Known as Kowonga Street, the land here is occupied by dry field with just over a dozen kangaroos to my left. […]
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Caves Beach at Jervis Bay: A Weekend in the Great Outdoors

The Place If you don’t mind a long drive and face-to-face confrontations with snakes, spiders and lizards, then there’s a place a few hours south of Sydney that fulfils the romanticised picture of Australia that every traveller dreams of. Caves Beach at Jervis Bay is the perfect weekend get away […]
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INDONESIA – A day trip in Bali

What to do for a day trip!! With friends visiting us from Australia, and it being their first visit to Indonesia, Bali — we wanted to give them a day trip that would show them some of the island that maybe wouldn't be a first choice for travellers. There are […]
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Brisbane: All that you should know about this icredible city

  Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and is the third most populous city in Australia. I've been living here for almost two years and have had many experiences and many different feelings from the beginning until now, I want to share all that I have found here with everyone who wants […]
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Cairns: A perfect winter getaway

ho knew that walking out of the airport with the sun slyly hiding behind the clouds and the warm sweet rain pouring lightly onto us would have been the best spontaneous decision for a trip that one could have made? Well, that was the introduction of the Tropical North for […]
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Canberra: The Bush Capital of Australia

Many people wrongly believe the capital city of Australia is Sydney. It’s an understandable mistake. Sydney is often the landing point for international travellers coming to Australia, it draws in celebrities and is home to the iconic opera house. Canberra on the other hand, is a small city in a […]
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Mount Beauty – The name says it all!

Hidden away in North East Victoria, surrounded by mountains, the place I call home is often referred to “God's Favourite Valley”. Home to Victoria's highest mountain, Mt Bogong, the Kiewa Valley is both a staircase to, and from, the heavens. At the end of the valley, located at the base […]
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Banff: Summertime in the Canadian Rockies

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“Ya Bro, It Was Like 5 Degrees, But I Guess That’s Like Summer In Canadia. Get It, You’re Canadian So You Must Be From Canadia!” Wish I could say that less […]
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United Kingdom: Why You Need London In Your Life

The United Kingdom will forever hold a piece of my heart. London is a city that felt like home even before I stepped off the plane. Having spent quite a bit of time there I still know there’s so much more to explore and I’ll count the days until I’m back […]
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Amsterdam – to coffeeshop or not to coffeeshop

First time in Netherlands – train, please So it’s my first time in the Netherlands. We’ve got five days here and we have decided to spend two of them – can you guess where? – yes, of course in Amsterdam. High expectations all over us and we are so excited to […]
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Melbourne's Migrant Stories: The Suburbs and Streets to See

CBD – via AP Business Centre Throughout the 20th century, Melbourne was the destination of many migrants around the world, fleeing war, poverty or otherwise keen to settle in a growing part of the world. Different communities chose to settle in different parts of Melbourne, meaning […]
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5 Important Tips For First-Time Travellers In JAPAN!

  Thinking about heading to the land of the rising sun for the first time? Well if you haven’t been there before, you might find the following 5  travel tips super useful. Japan is a country melding tradition with the latest technology and may be a little different to what […]
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Tim Tam Chillers: A Brit in Sydney

Spot the tourist taking photos of double decker trains! In March and April of this year, I went on an epic trip to Australia and New Zealand. This was my first solo trip and so I decided to go as far away as possible. The first […]
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The Brisbane Explorer bus tour

The Brisbane Explorer bus is a reasonably priced way to see a bit of inner Brisbane, but consider saving your money if you’re a local. The Brisbane Explorer bus. Getting a ticket I’m a Brisbane local of twenty years with no particular need for a city tour, […]
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Echuca/Moama: A local's guide

A local's guide to Echuca/Moama: A quick trip home.  I was living in Bali for almost two and a half months when I realised that I needed to go home. Living in Bali: Don't get me wrong, I absolutely loved living in Bali. The experiences I had on a daily […]
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Melbourne: Attractions and Activities!

Melbourne – capital of the state of Victoria and winner of several ‘world’s most livable city’ awards, who wouldn’t want to visit? In October 2015, my boyfriend and I decided to up our life in Britain and see for ourselves what makes this Australian city so popular. I applied for […]
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The Ultimate Wanderlust Playlist: Sunshine Coast, Australia

THE ULTIMATE WANDERLUST PLAYLIST Music and Travel. Two of the most powerful and influential things in my life. When you’re young, you experience a variety of things. You join clubs. You play sports. You dance. You swim. Parents enlist their children in activities and hobbies for one reason: to develop their passions. […]
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Camping the Great Ocean Road

An easy and affordable 4 day trip from Melbourne Living in Melbourne on a working holiday visa, my partner and I are often looking for trips that we can do from the city. The Great Ocean Road is a must-see in Australia, so we set out to do it over […]
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New Zealand: Budget Hacks

Our tips to Backpacking New Zealand on a Budget After thinking long and hard about what place to write about for our first blog post, we decided to write about New Zealand- a luscious, geographically diverse backpacker's paradise. Everyone wants to travel, but money and responsibilities always seem to stop […]
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BACK TO NATURE – SYDNEY’S FARM GATE TRAIL

  Fresh fruit from the farm gate Bilpin Fruit Bowl landmark Eniskillen Orchard roadside stall Eniskillen Orchard farm gate shop Fresh fruit for sale Themed herb garden If you want […]
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A Day in Port Macquarie: On and Off the Beaten Path

How to spend a day on and off the well-worn tourist path in the beautiful Mid-North Coast town. Though Port Macquarie locals occasionally loath to admit such a thing, tourists are basically the wellspring of life that fuels the economy of this beautiful seaside town; and it is in light […]
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Unsettled in Sydney

I had no idea what to expect when I first arrived in Sydney. Or Australia for that matter! A sunny and warm version of my hometown of London? A friendlier version of London? A more-touristy London? If that’s even possible. I’d been dreaming of visiting Australia for years and finally […]
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Maui, Still Beautiful in the Rain

Hello, Mr Sunshine? I arrived in Maui, Hawaii in America expecting warming sunshine rays to envelop me but instead I was hit with buckets of rain, then fierce tunnels of wind, then more rain. Living life on the move isn't always going to go as planned, especially when Mother Nature […]
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Brisbane: a tale of two cities

Brisbane is known around the world as Australia's river city. Anyone who lives in Brisbane will tell you that the river divides our city – both figuratively and literally. The friendly (and sometimes not so friendly) rivalry between those who live north of the Brisbane River and those who live […]
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A Day in the Dandenong Ranges

Traversing the Dandenong Ranges This article provides some general information on visiting: Sassafras Olinda William Rickett's Sanctuary [single_map_place] Dandenong Ranges [/single_map_place] There is nothing like getting out of the city and finding yourself surrounded by the kind of nature that has inspired painters, sculptors, and poets. To stand amongst trees […]
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Ubud, The heart of Bali.

When I first stumbled into Bali from Australia on what then was a small “holiday” , I could tell something was different. First off leaving a first world country and going into a 3rd world one always has a bit of a culture shock. You always have to expect the wave of cigarette smoke and ridiculous amount of taxi drivers trying to get you to be there special someone they can happily rip off. Other than that the whole place around me opened up with flower offerings and very intricate statues that seemed like they took ages to manufacture. That was just the airport, I soon found while driving in my 2 hours taxi to Bud that I immediately had a connection with this majestic and magically powered place. “They call it Island of the Gods” my teethy taxi driver said to me in a very confident way. I believed him and if you saw this place you would believe him too. So on my quest into Bali I found myself doing many things, very very quickly. From the ride from the airport to kuta we literally saw silver making in sweat shop style, wood carving magic, had babi Gulang, saw monkeys, roosters, and a bunch of dogs. This in 2 hours in people. Dear lord what did we get ourselves into? Where are we going, who is this man? Alast though we arrived to our surprisingly nice accommodation I only paid 20 dollars AUD for. So hey, we are happy. We trek to find food in Kuta, an easy task. At first they seem like they have it all, Mexican, Italian, German, Indonesian, and any kind of western food. Soon we found out it was smart to st ick with Indonesian, I mean that's the point anyways right. Plus if you have a craving for a Delicious burritos.. You will be disappointed. So lesson learned right? Wrong, we would continue to make these constant mistakes. On a Daily basis. That’s a part of the trip though and we embraced it, plus we got drunk on Arak so that helped. Arak is a Levantine alcoholic spirit that's 126 proof in the anis drinks family and it gets you disgustingly drunk. The next day we made our way to Ubud and absolutely fell in Love. The love you fall into when you met your soul mate. The flowers and offerings, the statues, the colors, the smiles and the prayer flags everywhere. It was like every girls dream who shops at world market in the states.. Is this real life? The art is phenomenal, there are literally statues and amazing carvings in every nook and cranny. It is a dream, a dream that you never want to wake up from. After I was visually stimulated I stopped at a restraint to get that free wifi, and ordered a tuna steak with a small Asian salad for a whopping 6 dollars Australian. After traveling Australia for a year I got used to meatless salads being 23 dollars. So this was a real treat. A delicious treat. After I geared up on food I moved along looking in stores like a kid What to do?  There are many different areas of your interest that you can explore while here. My perfect day consisted of teaching in the morning, yoga after that and then a trot through the city to find delicious clean meal and probably a talked down lamp carved out of coconut, AND then an hour massage followed a coffee body scrub. Magic. Throughout your stay in the heart of Bali you can access any artistic part of yourself. You can put your best foot forward and try to learn from the best. There are  options of woodcarving, ceremonial offerings, jewelry making, batik painting, Balinese dance, or traditional and modern paintings. After you are done exploring your artsy side you can walk or scoot that butt into town and enjoy some AMAZING food. The cleanest, rawest, juiciest, and most healthy type of dishes around. This city is known for this. Explore it and enjoy it. There is something for everyone.   Where to stay? When I was living in Ubud for 6 weeks I stayed in a small village with the majority locals and tons volunteers floating around here and there. But throughout the stay we had days or weekends where we wanted to venture off to something a bit more.. Nice. Less roosters and dogs if you know what I’m saying. We stumbled upon a few gems. Some expensive, some super ridiculously cheap. I seemed to go cheaper as my travels continued, smart move indeed. You can go cheap for $10 australian a night at The Style Hostel, or you can one  up  yourself at Jungle fish if you want to feel like a celebrity. The pool might be the most amazing thing you have ever seen Way more expensive, but all of us want to feel fancy every now and then. Flashpacking with the fanciest of the fancy.   Where to eat? I have a few places that come to mind. During my program I got fed traditional Balinese meals for Breakfast lunch and dinner. But when I wanted to enjoy […]
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The Big Island, Hawaii: 6 dreamy locations

The Big Island Hawaii: 6 Dreamy Locations.  As my plane to The Big Island descended upon the dramatic intersection of vast aqua seas and black fields of lava, I arrived at the intersection of excitement and apprehensiveness. This fear of the unknown suddenly gripping me. “Prepare for landing” Into this foreign […]
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Land of the Long White Cloud

“The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can…” – J. R. R. Tolkien. The Adventure Begins Visiting New Zealand has been a dream of mine since I watched the first […]
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New Caledonia: Lost French Paradise

New Caledonia, Noumea the capital We have recently visited French territory in South Pacific, New Caledonia, and their lagoon island Ouvea. As you might know, New Caledonia is middle of South Pacific. That means in the middle of nowhere. It is about three hours’ flight north of New Zealand. The […]
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Bali, Indonesia

Indonesia : Bali : Island of the Gods I recently visited a majority of the island with three close friends and we had quite the adventure. We planned only two out of three accommodation locations and zero out of dozens of activities… we took the whole “play it by ear” […]
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Australia: Noosa Heads National Park

About me and the Intention of my Travel Blog In the past months I've been traveling with my small campervan along the south and eastcoast of the Australian mainland as well as Tasmania. On this journey I've seen many many beautiful places in Australia and gained experiences, which I'd like […]
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Nicaragua : Playa Maderas

Nicaragua : Playa Maderas After travelling for over 24 hours from Australia; three connecting flights and a two hour drive, I finally made it to my destination. I arrived late in the evening and expected to wake up with no concept of time or day preparing myself for the onslaught of jet […]
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The Great Barrier Reef: My first encounter with sharks

The calm before the storm The day had started by boarding a boat in Cairns, Australia. After dinner in the dining room of the live aboard boat we were staying on, I was in my room, relaxing and preparing for the final dive of the day, a night dive. It […]
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From New York to Australia

Hello everyone! My name is Amira and I’m a typical 20-something New Yorker who needed some change in her life. After graduating college, I applied to get my masters degree but unfortunately (now fortunately) I did not get accepted. I saw this as a sign and decided that I needed […]
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Innes National Park: The Beach Dweller

Imagine you are stranded on a deserted island, soaking up long, peaceful days away from your busy routine. Now, surround yourself with your favourite people, beaches that make your jaw drop and beautiful landscapes. Is there any more you could possibly ask for on a weekend getaway? I didn’t think […]
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Camping the Grampians and Little Desert National Park

 An Affordable Escape from the City The Grampians National Park, just 3 hours from Melbourne, is a great escape from the city and a very affordable trip. We spent 3 days here, followed by a day at the Little Desert National Park. The cost of our rental car, fuel, campground […]
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Dreaming in a city called Sydney

Sydney. It's what you think of when someone mentions Australia. The Opera House is up there with the most iconic buildings in the world. But for some reason, when I arrived in Australia I didn't feel the need to instantly go to Sydney. So it wasn't until I'd been in […]
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Rottnest Island- a mysterious Island full of Adventures

Rottnest Island- a mysterious Island full of adventures I was totally new to Perth – Western Australia and so ready for my first adventure. But the question was where should I go and who would come with me? I'm not that type of person who wants to travel their whole […]
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Things to do in Sydney, Australia

Things To Do In Sydney, Australia! Sydney is well known for its iconic beaches and beautiful views, but what really are the best things to do while you're there? Sydney has several hidden gems among its more well-known tourist destinations- that are guaranteed to make your trip one in a […]
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Port Stephens: A Trip to Nelson Bay

Out of all of the places that I love to go, one of my favourites is Nelson Bay. A short 1-hour drive North-East of Newcastle, it’s surrounded by beautiful beaches and views left, right and centre. Nelson Bay is a must-see for anyone wanting to travel the east coast of […]
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Bali, the Island of the Gods

Bali, the island of the Gods Since I was a kid my only dream was to travel to Indonesia. I remember the day I told my mother: “Once I get to see Borobudur, Prambanan and Bali I swear I'll reach the nirvana.” So was it. This year me and my […]
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Completing Farm Work in Australia

Completing the dreaded farm work is usually the least favourite thing backpackers in Australia want to do, but a girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do, right? I spent about three weeks in Melbourne deciding where to go, constantly on the phone to farms and working hostels, […]
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Sydney: A Week With Ultimate Oz

Ultimate Sydney: A Week With Ultimate Oz Since graduating University travelling has always been on the cards. Something I have always wanted to do. However I wasn't brave enough to do it all by myself, so I decided to head online and do some research regarding […]
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Bellingen and the Dorrigo Rainforest

The Writer's Recent History Laura and I met in Melbourne during our first weeks in Australia. We were a close group of four girls, one of which has headed North, the other we are meeting in Sydney in a few days. Laura met me in Byron Bay last week and […]
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A Londoners Guide To Sydney

London has always held a massive place in my heart and even trips to New York and Paris have never persuaded me that I'd rather live anywhere other than London. Having lived nearby my whole life, I was finally able to make the big move three years ago. After two […]
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Forster: A holiday away on the water!

 How I know Forster: Ever since I was a little girl I have been visiting Forster with my family. In fact, it is the holiday location we always go to. Every couple of years we travel together up to Forster (up from us, at least), road tripping for a little more […]
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Yamba: Byron Bay’s Cooler Older Sibling

Yamba?? When six foreign twenty-something-year-olds take a road trip up the east coast of Australia, there are many spots you can expect to find on their list: Sydney, Byron Bay, Surfer’s Paradise, Airlie Beach, Cairns. These are the buzzword places; the places pictured on Qantas airline pamphlets and bartered off […]
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France: Je Taime, Paris

After 2 years of wishing and saving money, I finally got to accomplish it. In November of 2015, I was finally getting on a plane for the first time to the continent which would show me live what so far I had learned in the History books. Destination Paris, Mademoiselle. […]
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Tasmania: The Apple Isle

It takes like six days to go around the island, doing the most common tour which starts on Hobart, the city capital and the second oldest capital city in Australia, after Sydney. Hobart is in the state's south-east and from there, most tours go either to west tassie or east […]
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Byron Bay Lighthouse – More than a light on a rock

Sadly enough to say, I am one of those Australians that may not realise just how lucky they are to live in this beautiful country! I have lived in Australia for 28 and a half years (it would be longer, but that's only how long I have been alive for), and over 3 of […]
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Townsville: Where The Rainforest Meets The Sea

Townsville In A Nutshell When I first came to Australia in 2012 I was only planning on staying for a year, maybe two. Australia is one of the most popular countries for a gap year after school, especially amongst Europeans and Americans, and people are taking advantage of the opportunity to […]
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Run to the Hills – Camping in the Snowy Wilderness

About halfway through last year I decided I was getting very sick of year 12. Hardly to my amazement I soon discovered that many of my friends were also feeling this way, so I decided we needed to do something before we all went quite insane from being stuck in […]
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Your guide to Sydney!

Sydney was somewhere I originally went to find work. I'd just finished travelling around Asia, spent all my money and needed a job! Well, I got well and truly stuck there, for 9 months to be exact, and I can honestly say I had the best time of my life! Having always […]
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A Weekend in Copenhagen

When you have best friends all over the world, the opportunity to travel is boundless. And when it's their birthday and you just so happen to be on the same continent, what other choice do you have but to take a weekend trip to celebrate with them? That is how […]
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France, Mimizan Plage

France, Mimizan-Plage In this blog I will tell you about my holiday and work in France, a great beach place called Mimizan-Plage. Mimizan is located in Aquiataine, south of France and only 1,5 hour from Spain.   How I met this beautiful place.  The first time I went to Mimizan […]
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Love Affair with the Milford Sound

Rise and Shine Waking up at six in the morning, there was no light coming through the white hardwood shutter of my hostel. The room felt like I was stuffed in a freezer as the windows were left open throughout the night. The creaking of the flat cold railing hurt […]
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Girls on the Road: The Great Ocean Road, Australia.

The Great Ocean Road, with Juicy Rental and Zoe. Australia: The Great Ocean Road There is one that should be on everyone's list to do in Australia and that is a road trip; the only trouble is I don’t drive. Luckily I have an amazing friend, […]
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Budapest, the city of wonders

Dear Visitor, It gives me a great pleasure to write my first travel guide about a city that I grew up in. First I want you to know that I absolutely love Hungary and Budapest, and I am thrilled that the tourism is booming right now, at least in the capital […]
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Harvey: The Best Day Trip in the South West

When planning a holiday in the southern parts of Western Australia, there are usually one of two places that people tend to visit most often. Either they come from the country to enjoy the shopping, nightlife and the hustle and bustle of Perth CBD and its surrounds, or they travel […]
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Coogee: Coogee Life

Coogee Beach Coogee in a Nutshell During my year in Australia, I have found myself based in Coogee for the next few months and felt it apt to share my thoughts on what this suburb and the surrounding areas have to offer. My journey to Coogee […]
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One blissful week in Tasmania

Tasmania was unlike anywhere I’ve ever been before. It was quite simply beautiful. Not long after setting foot on the heart-shaped island had I fallen in love with it; I was captivated by its unique wildlife, spectacular natural scenery and the laid-back lifestyle that Tassies lead. A trip to Tasmania […]
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Australia: Phillip Island

Smiths Beach The sun is beating down our backs as we stand at the top of the stairs that descend to the cool blue ocean below. Smiths Beach, my go to when I visit Phillip Island. It is probably one of the most popular beaches on the island, with many […]
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Sawasdee Thailand – #samesamebutbetter

The White Temple – Chiang Rai Sawasdee Thailand! “Same Same but Better” If you're someone who loves to travel and everyone you know, knows this about you, the question you’d get asked most often is “what’s your favourite place to travel to?” I have now journeyed […]
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Bali: more than just Bintangs

Bali: More than just Bintangs   After previously travelling to some far-fetched and adventurous locations upon announcing to my family and friends that my next travel destination would be Bali I was met with more than a few sceptical raised eyebrows. Australians have been travelling to nearby Bali for years, […]
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Perth: An Underrated Oasis in the Middle of the Outback

Perth: An Underrated Oasis in the Middle of the Outback “Australia!” people exclaim when I tell them where I’ve disappeared to for a year, “How wonderful. Where?” But their lit up faces quickly fall when I reply that Perth is where I have been residing for the past eight months. […]
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Bali should be your next holiday destination. Here's why!

The sun is shining, the food is delicious, the massages are cheap, and the beaches are endless. Did someone say paradise? Yep, Bali has everything you need for the perfect getaway! While the island of Bali, Indonesia is infamous for its nightlife and cheap booze, there’s also a lot more […]
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Australia – Centennial Park : A garden of wonders amidst a bustling city

  'Australia : Centennial Park in the midst of Sydney' Centennial Park : What, Where and How –  In between the bustling roads of the CBD (Central business district) of Sydney, Australia, one can hop onto a bus from Central station and travel half an hour to an area which is […]
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Australia: Melbourne, World

Melbourne, for some reason has never been on top of my list of places to travel, yet it has been the first and the only city to which I've been for solely travelling purposes (besides settling down OR one-day getaways). The first thing about Melbourne that I'd like to mention […]
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Sydney: an artistic guide

For the art lovers who want to do more than wander through an empty gallery, here are some must-see art events in Sydney, Australia, tested out by me just for you, with personalised tips to make sure you make the best of your time in this vast, bustling city.   […]
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Marvellous Melbourne

    Insert catchy intro here! From all the places I've been to so far (which are not that many, to be honest), Melbourne (pronounced Melb'n) is definitely my favorite. Located in the heart of Victoria, it is the ideal place to start your trip to Australia. Before I go […]
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Why Napoleon St should step into limelight – Perth

                  What are you talking about? Wasn‘t Napoleon a french emperor back in the 1800‘s? Yes,yes he was but i‘m talking about a little street in Australia. To be more precise a street in Cottesloe, one of Perth‘s most beautiful suburbs and […]
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3 Reasons Why We Love Medellin

Medellin was once called the most violent city in the world. Mention Medellin to any person who has never visited the city of “eternal spring,” and the first comment that comes out of their mouth is something like this, “Oh that place is dangerous, with its history of Pablo Escobar-ish drug […]
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Secrets from a Sydneysider

I'm the first to admit that I'm not a city girl. Rugged open landscapes, trekking through bushland and looking for wildlife are more my style. However, Sydney may just be the one exception. Every time I cross that wide blue harbour, I can't help but acknowledge the little flutter in […]
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Costa Rica: Hidden Gem Santa Teresa

Costa Rica Vamos! Stepping out of the airport I had that feeling of excitement and wonder that I get when beginning a new adventure that little planning goes into. Its just me and the flow of the Universe creating unforgettable experiences. I arrived in San Jose, Costa Rica on January […]
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VOLUNTEER AND TRAVEL THE WORLD FOR FREE

Are you tight on cash but want to travel around the globe? Well it is possible. No experience necessary. All you need to have is an open mind, the willingness to try something new and a positive attitude. Whether you you want to take a short holiday or a big […]
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Christmas in Amsterdam: Bikes, Gluhweïn, and Bitterballen

This past Christmas was spent in the beautiful city of Amsterdam. My boyfriend, John, and I reunited in the grand hall of Amsterdam central station after five months of long distance (him in Sweden and myself in Australia).  Our reunion genuinely felt like a moment from a corny rom-com. I was lost, disheveled […]
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Guadalajara: The city of Roses.

The City of Roses, full of culture and traditions, folklore, gastronomy and much tequila, that is Guadalajara. A city that when i step on their land made me feel Tapatía. Surroundings decorated with agave, the plant that represents this tequilera city, you can feel the mariachi music and feel welcome. […]
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“K'gari alias Fraser Island”

“K'gari” “K’gari” commonly referred as Fraser Island, a world heritage-listed paradisiac getaway. This 120 kilometre sand island is the perfect place to escape the responsibilities of everyday life for a few days of camping and discoveries. My sister came to visit me in Australia and see as much of the […]
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Burleigh Heads – Gold Coast

Ahhh Burleigh Heads, or Burleigh as the locals call it, how I miss you already. The golden sweep of your beaches, the relaxed vibe of the locale, the taste of a cold sharp cider on the waterfront, the soft caress of frangipani flowers under my bare feet… all part of […]
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Adelaide: Australia

The sounds, the smells and the colours at the OzAsia Night Noodle Markets. Vibrant, electric and moving – all words that Australian travellers don’t frequently associate with Adelaide, the City of Churches, and ever little sister to the Australian “must-sees” Sydney and Melbourne. But I’m here […]
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Your First Time In: London

Though Sweeney Todd (played by the perfectly lovely but non-British Johnny Depp) may have menacingly uttered nothing but contempt when he sang, “Yes, there’s no place like London”, this LOTE* can confirm that London, located in the United Kingdom, is the place to be. *Definition: a LOTE is a person who consistently […]
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Winter in Warsaw

There are so many things to love about Warsaw. It's got so much history and character – you can see it in the streets, in the mix of architecture, and in the diversity and friendliness of the people. Just walking through the city is enough to win you over, with […]
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Blue Mountains, NSW: The Great Affair is to Move

The Journey Sydney: The Blue Mountains We woke up in the Sydney CBD at an ungodly 5 am in the morning with the goal of scoping out the Blue Mountains for further trekking possibilities. The sun was not yet up and I cannot believe I am saying this, but I was […]
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Brazil – Life as a carnie

Brazil – Life as a carnie Feathers, fishnets and candy floss, clowns, eyelashes and one massive pink tent. Yes, I ran away with the circus, my life continues on the road touring through cities of Brazil as a carnie, (dancer) in one of South Americas largest circuses. This is not […]
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A Day in the Life of a Country Town

Here I am, sitting in sunny Bairnsdale on a perfect day. 24 degrees and sunny, nary a cloud in the sky. You tell anyone you're from Bairnsdale and you just get a blank look. Am I speaking a different language here? You know, Bairnsdale? East Gippsland? Still nothing? Oh okay. […]
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Gili Trawangan

Gili Trawangan is not for the faint hearted (or weak-livered!) Despite its reputation as a Mecca for the hard partying crowd, this island has a lot more to offer than just an epic nightlife (although that it certainly has). The basics We spent 3 days on Gili T (as it […]
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Day trips from Sydney: Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Remembering For a country with a relatively short history compared to its European or Asian counterparts, the past may not be steeped in rich incidents. But whatever memories it has, Australia has beautifully preserved the same for the future. One such jewel, rich in natural beauty, significant from the gaze […]
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Dream country – Australia. Next stop Brisbane!

Latvian girl exploring Brisbane! “Welcome to Queensland, where Australia Shines”, said the flight attendant, approaching Brisbane International Airport. Since i was a small kid, I have always been crazy about Australia and anything related to it. This unexplainable obsession developed this motivation in me to achieve my goals. With determination, […]
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Zurich: Cheese, chocolate, and other amazing things!

Zurich: Cheese, chocolate and other amazing things!   My Second Home Today I'm writing about city which I was lucky enough to call home for one year as I explored my family background while improving my second language. Zurich has played a major part in my personal growth and I […]
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Queensland: Dolphin feeding on Moreton Island

If you google “dolphin feeding in Australia” or ask people about it, Monkey Mia will be the place you are told about. Now, Monkey Mia is a small place in Western Australia, half way between Perth and Broome – not exactly an area which is easily accessible! [[single_map_place] Monkey Mia, Western […]
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03.09.2015: flight from Frankfurt Main, Germany to Sydney, Australia

Arriving at Frankfurt Airport When I arrived at the airport I realized that I had 6kg to much weight in my luggage. 3kg in my hand luggage and 3 distributed on the backpack and the suitcase. Yes, I had a backpack and a suitcase. I wouldn’t recommend it as a […]
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Salvador & Morro de São Paulo

Morro De São Paulo I set off on a two hour boat trip to Morro De São Paulo, where I had planned to relax on the beautiful beaches that I had heard so much about. Many of my Brazillian friends had recommended that I should go to Morro De São Paulo, as […]
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Central Coast: Terrigal, Avoca and Beyond

Central Coast: Breakfast time The southernmost part of the Central Coast, Australia still appears to be the quiet area hidden from Sydney-siders containing many unpolluted natural areas. My journey for the day was spent across Terrigal and Avoca. The day started early and I spied a café nearby a gym. […]
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A guide to Byron Bay. The happiest place on earth.

How many times in your life have you experienced pure and udder bliss? The kind of bliss that you can feel as your hair becomes softer, your skin clearer and your eyes brighter. Not a bliss that comes from a temporary moment of happiness, but from somewhere deep inside your […]
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Australia: The Hay Plains

The flies are buzzing, the sweat is dripping, air is fresh, skies are huge, it’s hot and the only sound to break the silence is the whistle of the wind. Welcome to the Hay Plains!    The What (and the Where)? The Hay Plains? “Where the hell is Hay?*,” and […]
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Margaret River: aka, Western Australia

Margaret River has forever been a favourite place of mine in Western Australia. Usually referred to as 'Down South' by most locals, this area is absolutely beautiful in terms of people, sights and most importantly, beaches! Begin with Breakfast You should always start the day with a good breakfast, so […]
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Queensland: Surfers Paradise

With the knowledge of a big travel sale, savings behind us and our passports in hand, we headed into our local travel agents, flicked through a couple of brochures and were drawn to the promise of sun, sand and surf. And it delivered. Heading over at the beginning of February, […]
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Bratislava: The Difference of an Hour

Vienna to Bratislava One of the problems of working with kids is that when you forget your iPod on a weekend trip you’re stuck spending the entire ride listening to Taylor Swift on repeat because your phones memory has space for only one album. I have no problem with Taylor, […]
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Buenos Aires: A City Like No Other

For anyone that wasn’t already aware (a lot I imagine), this year for me began with an epic 6 week backpacking trip around Argentina and Chile; something my partner (Spanish speaking, yay!) and I had been planning for some time the year before. With family links in both countries, and […]
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Why I love living in Melbourne

It's safe to say Melbourne’s reputation of being the ‘most liveable city in Australia’ definitely made itself known to me when I first arrived in Australia. I constantly met other travellers who told me so many amazing stories about their time in Melbourne which made my decision as to whether […]
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