TIPS FOR FINDING WORK IN AUSTRALIA AS A BACKPACKER

So you’ve got that Working Holiday Visa, planned a trip of a lifetime to Australia, but then reality kicks in and you realise if you want the travelling to continue, you’re going to have to work for it. A lot of travellers that go to Australia forget that it is a “working” holiday visa, and…

NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO

Head over to my YouTube channel to see my latest video from my week in Hong Kong. Shot on my GoPro Hero 4 and my Samsung S6. Check out there video here:

EXPLORING HONG KONG DIARY: DAY 3

Check out what I previously got up to in Hong Kong: EXPLORING HONG KONG DIARY: NIGHT 2 EXPLORING HONG KONG DIARY: DAY 2 HONG KONG: ARRIVAL Day 3 started off sunny, so I planned to head to the Big Buddha, aka the Tian Tan Buddha on the Ngong Ping island in Hong Kong. I really…

EXPLORING HONG KONG DIARY: NIGHT 2

Catch up with my previous Hong Kong Diary entries here: EXPLORING HONG KONG DIARY: DAY 2 HONG KONG: ARRIVAL So after a long day exploring Hong Kong for the first time, battling jet lag, and being overwhelmed how busy Hong Kong actually is, I headed out for my second evening. I had a few things…

EXPLORING HONG KONG DIARY: DAY 2

So I had my first night in my hostel. I had a mixture of jet lag, and also experienced what it’s like to try and sleep in a busy city like Hong Kong. The hostel was really good that it was centrally located, but this meant road traffic noise pretty much all night. That, and being…

10 THINGS I’VE LEARNED LIVING IN AUSTRALIA FOR 3 MONTHS

You can’t buy alcohol from the supermarket Back home, you can do your weekly food shop, and chuck in a few beers/bottles of wine with it, then go home. Not in Australia. You have to go to a specific bottle shop to purchase your alcohol. Luckily there’s usually one nearby to every supermarket, so you…

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: AUSTRALIA

I landed in Australia nearly 5 weeks ago now, on a working holiday visa. So I think now is a good time to reflect on my time so far, and let you know what my first impressions are. COSTS I’ll start with the one a lot of people ask about, money. Before I came to…

UPDATE JUNE 2017

First of all, apologies for not updating my blog in a while. I’m currently travelling up the East Coast in Australia, and the wifi over here is shockingly bad. So I’ve not been able to post as much as I’d hoped. I thought I’d write a little update about what I’m up to, then do…

HONG KONG: ARRIVAL

For those that follow me on my blog, and on instagram, you’ll know that I’ve set off for Australia, with a stopover in Hong Kong. I’m writing this very jet lagged, at midnight Hong Kong time. So apologies if it makes no sense! The Flight I flew to Hong Kong from London Heathrow with Virgin…

TRAVEL INSURANCE – THE SMALL PRINT

Travel insurance isn’t the nicest part of your trip to sort out, especially if you’re not clued up about what’s what. Travel insurance is a must, but it’s a well known fact that they will try anything to get out of paying up. So you need to be careful. Check out my post here, about A…

THAILAND DIARY: KOH PHI PHI – PART TWO: BUCKETS

Catch up with part 1 here.  We’d arrived at our hostel on the island of Koh Phi Phi. We had picked a hostel called Stones, which is on the back of the island, right on the beach. I’d been recommended this by a few friends, who said it was cheap, right on the beach, and…