Author - Abbi

Why I Love Melbourne, Australia

When I first travelled to Australia in 2011, it was, at that stage the furthest I’d been from home, and on my own as well. I choose to do a 2 day stop over in Sydney (On the way to New Zealand), as to me, at that stage, Sydney summed up Australia. It was the capital (in my eyes … I know it isn’t!) it had all those iconic structures; namely the Opera...

What to do in Hobart, Tasmania

When I told people I was going to be spending part of my Christmas holidays in Tasmania, I got mixed reactions. Most thought that if I was going to Australia, that there are better places to go, and other places that should be on my bucket list. This is true, in some respects, there are loads of places in Australia that I’d like to see (I have only seen a small...

Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

On researching things to do in Tasmania, the one place that came up time and time again was Freycinent National Park, on the East Coast of Tasmania, about a 2 hour trip North of Hobart. Initially we had considered renting a car, and staying 2 days in Hobart, then making our way to Launceston via Freycinent National Park, but it was going to work out too expensive and...

Cost of travelling Australia

A little while ago, I wrote a post on the cost of travelling New Zealand. This was more of a generic post, with tips on how to make travelling New Zealand cheaper, which I have learnt through being an expat in this beautiful country for the past two years. As many a Traveller will tell you, travelling to New Zealand and Australia, is expensive, especially of you have...

What I learnt from travelling light

This post is possibly the first, which lives up to the name of my blog – If you are truly going to live with life in a rucksack; travelling light is a must. Currently I am still an expat living in New Zealand, and so I don’t really consider myself a true traveller yet, but when I do travel, I need to learn to pack and travel light. I’ve said it many...

Visiting Mount Wellington, Tasmania

One of the reasons we choose to stay in the hostel we did, was because they offered a free shuttle to Mount Wellington on a Thursday. However, when we got to the hostel, we were informed that due to Christmas, the driver of the shuttle was on holiday. Unsure if we were going to go up, we looked at alternative things to do in and around the Hobart area. We looked into...

Christmas in Tasmania, Australia

Last Christmas was my first Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere. It was something I wanted to experience for a long time. I had visions of everyone going to the beach en mass, with their BBQs, sun hats, buckets and spades and having a right big party. However, this was a pretty big stereotype, along with the thoughts that in Australia and New Zealand, they bask in...

Travel review of 2013

At the end of last year, I counted up all of the flights I had been on, the airlines, airports, cities and countires, and I was quite impressed; 2012 was a big travel year for me. I set off on my adventure of moving to a new country. I visited two other new countries and ticked off a lot off my bucket list. 2013 was less of a major travel year for me. Having decided...

Visiting Bakewell, Derbyshire

During my recent trip to the UK over July/August 2013, I travelled a lot; mainly, as a lot of my friends and family are so spread out. Towards the end of my trip, I travelled to Chesterfield in Derbyshire, to see a good friend who I lived with for a few years. I met up with a number of friends during this trip, and in the end we decided to go off and explore the...

Being a tourist in London

I will always remember my first trip to London, I was 11, and I was my end of Primary school trip. I saved up for ages, all my birthday, Christmas and chore money. I also went and collected drinks cans to recycle for money. I remember being excited about seeing Big Ben for the first time, being in the west end at a theatre production and seeing the famous Buckingham...

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