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TRAVEL LOG? 14.02.15 – 01.03.15

I have decided to write a travel log – it’s not going to be very detailed, it’s just the little things that I have been jotting down into my MacBook for each day, as I have sent my travel journal home as it was SO HEAVY! I thought that it would be easier for me to update you guys on things, but without as much detail! Obviously, I will write some posts on specific days in more detail, but for now this will keep me updated faster! Here we go..

14/02/15 Today I went to Manly Beach with Ceri and Vicky to watch Vance Joy, San Cisco and Winterbourne – who were all amazing! We then went for a few drinks at Hotel Sheyne and the New Brighton. 1965057_10152740022582362_3113221855186371290_n

15/02/15 I have booked my tickets to the Gold Coast! I leave on Tuesday! So I attempted to go to Manly today, but the ferry was too full. So now I’m trying to pack my backpack and hope for the best!

17/02/15 I flew to Gold Coast today. I got to Sydney Airport nice and early, and wow, my backpack was so heavy! It was so painful to carry around with me. Anyway, I got to the hostel eventually which is very… beachy.. I didn’t get to speak to any of the people in my room though, but I went out to meet Joe and go for a walk and some food. We ended up going for a very long walk to Dominos, which took AGES! 11002595_10152744023457362_813222109540789059_n

18/02/15 Today I went to Movieworld and Wet N Wild with Joe. It was a lot of fun! I went on the Superman ride, Scooby-Doo and we got soaking in Wet N Wild even before we got into the water! The slides were fun though! I then came back to the hostel for a shower and ended up speaking to some Japanese people for ages (Masashi and Inho). 11021079_10152753683347362_3699307712073838340_n

19/02/15 I am now sitting on the balcony in the hostel, catching up on blogging and editing. I went to Seaworld this morning with Joe, but it started to pour down again because of the oncoming cyclone! We had a good time though, saw most of the shows and then I went for a Starbucks. I’m probably going to make some pasta and chill out with TV Series or a film tonight!

21/02/15 Today I went to the Black Milk Clothing sample sale which was a lot of fun! I bought a swimsuit and a crop top which are so cute! I stayed in for the rest of the day and caught up on Pretty Little Liars as the weather was so bad.

24/02/15 I went to Byron Bay for the day today, which was so much fun! It was so pretty there, I started off at the lighthouse, then walked the coastal walk back down, wandered through the town and then had a chill on the beach with a book!

25/02/15 I have checked out of the hostel now and am waiting in The Coffee Club until I can go to the airport. I’m flying back to Melbourne this evening, so I can work at the International Air Show on Friday!

26/02/15 I am in Melbourne now! I moved out of my hostel for the night and have moved to Melbourne Metro YHA now. I had to run around today to get food for work and to find some leggings – somehow have to find a way to work tomorrow!

27/02/15 International Air Show! It was so much fun and they had some of the best fireworks, which shot off helicopters and planes. I had to get a coach there at 6am, then I eventually got there. 10403548_10152763877532362_6406008597562280315_n

01/03/15 Today is St David’s Day, Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus! It’s my last day at the airshow today, it was freezing so we had to wear the coats and jackets in work. 10476261_10152769523587362_6212733908519642093_n

My Work Australia Experience So Far..

IT’S 6 MONTHS SINCE I STARTED MY TRAVELS!
I thought that now is the time to come up with a mid-way conclusion of my Australia Trip so far!

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So much has happened within the last 6 months since being on my BUNAC Work Australia programme and I have already got so many incredible memories to share with family and friends!
Although, I have been working a lot since I got here, I have met some of the most incredible people from all around the world. I wouldn’t change them for anyone else, we have all stuck by each other at all times.
I feel so thankful that I have been able to make such amazing friends, and the fact that I will always be able to visit them around the world, no matter where they are – and I can do the same for them!

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I have visited some of the most beautiful places in Australia, learnt about different cultures and I can’t wait to learn and see a lot more!

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I have been in Sydney for 5 months feeling more like a working resident there and having gained so many Australian friends, then I went to Gold Coast to experience some of their theme parks, Byron Bay was a day trip last week which was one of the most beautiful beaches I have visited so far and now I am in Melbourne for a short period of time to work before heading off to a very nice sounding farm to work for my second year visa.

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I can’t believe that all of this has happened in 6 months and I now have another 18 months left of travelling!
I highly recommend that you all try to save to come travelling, as I have become a much more independent person who now doesn’t mind hopping from hostel to hostel on my own!

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Have you guys gone backpacking/travelling before?
I would love to hear some of your travel stories, good and bad! 😀
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