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If someone asked me a year ago, “What will you do during your first year travelling Australia?”  My answer would have been short. Truth be told I didn’t have a clue. Other than the stereotypical sights to be seen here in the land down under, I didn’t actually have a plan. Here’s a brief recap of what I’ve been up to in the past 365 days. We lived in Perth, Western Australia My first real taste of Australia. We landed in Perth in November and left in March. Although it isn’t my favourite place in Australia to date, it is where we made a lot of life-long friends. Billabong Backpackers Hostel on Beaufort Street was where we predominantly spent our time. I worked part-time in a pizzeria and part-time in the hostel for free accommodation. Perth is a beautiful city, it has some wonderful places and it isn’t too busy. The only…

When I quit my job and jetted off to the land down under, preparing for the trip seemed like a daunting thought. There seemed like there was so much to set up, but you’ll be happy that applying for your Working Holiday visa is pretty simple! Book your flight Skyscanner, is a travel search engine that compares and lists the cheapest flights from every airline. TIP: Make sure you book while using an incognito window on your Google Chrome/Windows etc. My first choice of airline is Qatar Airways. I have never flown with anyone else long distance, purely because they are always the cheapest and consistently reliable. Get your Working Holiday Visa I chose the popular one year Working Holiday Visa for my time in Australia. At over £200 it is quite pricey but when you think about the fact you get a year to work and travel Australia you won’t…

We stayed in Adelaide, South Australia for just three days. We had only been on the road for a week or so but driving in the city actually felt quite odd. We were used to driving on derelict roads with nothing but roadhouses and junk food, so it was nice to have a choice of supermarkets, shops, and a reasonable fuel price. The night we arrived in Adelaide we pitched our tent in a campsite not too far from the CBD and then met up with two of our friends from Perth. It was lovely to see them and nice to have somebody who could show us around a little, especially seeing as we weren’t staying long. We went out for dinner to Maybe Mae, a lovely bar and grill with great food on Peel Street. We dined on chicken skewers, burgers, fries and of course, beer. It was here I was introduced to Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA which was absolutely delicious.

When we landed in Perth what was the first thing we did? We went for a $12 pint. I could not believe my eyes, $12! People had told me Australia was expensive but apparently I wasn’t prepared. I pulled myself together, took into account the exchange rate, and realised that it was about £6.50. Don’t get me wrong that’s still a pricey pint, but I would pay that in some craft beer places back home so I didn’t cry about it. Our first drink in the land down under, life was good.

Here it is, my first blog post! You are about to read about all the exciting adventures I embark on and follow my journey to countries that I don’t even know yet. I have a backpack, a passport and no real plan of action. My boyfriend James and I have quit our jobs in England, to explore as much of the world as we can. Our first stop is the bustling Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam!