A few weeks ago I had the privilege of helping out some very dedicated people in a fund raising event. I’m so excited to have found this organisation, as I’ve had this picture in my head about the organisation I’d like to be involved with, and I think I’ve finally found it. Let me give […]
There’s definitely times in life when major decisions are presented to us and we are put in a position to make a choice. A choice that will change the direction of our life… or not. This is one such time for me. You all know I’ve been travelling for the past 5 months. But what some […]
Curiosity is definitely one my character traits. I usually consider this a strength of mine, but it also gets me in trouble a lot. So I thought I’d share a few stories about my recent incidents where my curiosity got the better of me. I find that when I travel, I have the opportunity to […]
Lately, I’ve found myself tired most days. And don’t get me wrong, I’m still having an absolutely awesome time. I don’t know if I’ve become travel weary after 3 months of travelling, or maybe I just need a couple of good night’s sleep not in a dorm room. It’s a strange feeling for me. I’m […]
I’m sitting here, looking through the photos of the last few days, and I find myself completely overwhelmed with gratitude. The kindness that has been shown to me by people who were complete strangers is just incredible. It’s amazing how much impact this kindness can have, and how quickly strangers can turn to friends.
Travel, particularly solo travel, is full of hellos and goodbyes. We all drift from town to town on our own path, discovering, experiencing, and just being. And along the way, we make connections with people who would otherwise be strangers to us. Sometimes, the interactions are fleeting, as much as a quick conversation before one […]
For the first time in two months, my clothes won’t smell of BBQ smoke, my knees won’t get bruised from sitting up against tiny tables, and I won’t stand out in a crowd. I’m in Hong Kong. And it feels a lot like every other modern city, Melbourne included. It’s clean (enough), busy, noisy, lively. […]
I was a little daunted at the thought of spending most of my 5 month trip in dorm rooms. Actually, I was more than a bit daunted, I was flat out intimidated. I felt like a backpacker fraud. But my opinion and confidence soon changed once I realised it wasn’t what I’d expected.
Such a small world it is. I met an Australian girl, Sarah, in my hostel dorm room a few days ago. We had both just recently arrived in Ho Chi Minh City and started talking about plans for travelling through Vietnam. We had some similar ideas on places to go, so we agreed to travel […]