Travel tips for Down Under

Australia had never been one of our dream destinations, but put simply, it was in the way of us getting to New Zealand. When we heard about Australia the image that was conjured in our minds was a red dusty land of emptiness with scorching sun and kangaroos. The planning stages revealed that there was…

Working away the rest of our time in Aus

For our last two and a half weeks in Australia we had found ourselves a place to work again. Not paid work; but some volunteering through Workaway. This time we arranged a stay with a family of four just outside Daylesford about an hour and a half west of Melbourne. We chose them because they…

Our last Australian city

We arrived bright and early into Melbourne and surprisingly both of of had managed to snatch a few hours sleep on the overnight bus. Since it was only 7am we made for a cafĂ© for a scrumptious breakfast of croissants and a falafel sandwich. We sipped our first cup of famous Melbourne coffee and woke…

A capital adventure

No, Sydney is not the capital of Australia. And no, it isn’t Melbourne either. This title goes to Canberra (there’s another point in your next pub quiz), located a third of the way south of Sydney. When it comes to visiting this city, opinions differ a lot. Many (both Aussie and tourists) say it is…

Sydney

After just making the bus we arrived in Sydney; just happy to be there. It got better when we discovered that our friend Matthias had been kind enough to make our beds and supply chocolate cookies, so all we had to do was roll into bed before 1am. After our short night we had a…