Australia 2014: Part 16

<BNE - LAX | 00:51> My last few days in Brisbane were wonderful! Arron and Brendan took me to a Turkish restaurant, we played a game of barefoot lawn bowling- which was a blast even though I now know of yet another sport I suck at. We went on a short bush walk, visited a... Continue Reading →

Australia 2014: Part 14

<Hobart, Tasmania | 09:08> I have just purchased tickets to the Mona Gallery. This is one of the things that the flight attendant who brought me down here from Melbourne told me I had to see. She told me to make sure I come with an open mind. That makes me wonder what she’s talking... Continue Reading →

Australia 2014: Part 13

<Hobart, Tasmania | 08:08> I had set a goal to climb Mt. Wellington today. I’ve set this goal half-heartedly because according to Google Maps, it’s about 12 miles from the hostel one way. Therefore, I have updated said goal to at least walk toward the mountain. I’ve seen pictures from the top and it’s a... Continue Reading →

Australia 2014: Part 12

<4.20.14| New Town, Australia | 09:13 It's Easter Sunday. I figure the least I could do on this day is attend church. I check the internet, and it looks like the nearest chapel is about 4 miles from the hostel- I'm glad that I was in the mood for a walk. I stop several times... Continue Reading →

Australia 2014: Part 11

<Hobart, Tasmania | 07:48> I am sitting on my bed at the Brunswick Hotel (Tassie Backpackers) in Hobart, Tasmania. I’m wondering what I’m going to do for breakfast. Since today is the day before Easter, I’m not sure what is going to be open. McDonalds may be my only option but I need to crawl... Continue Reading →

Australia 2014: Part 10

<Melbourne, Victoria | 22:00> Arron gave me an assignment before I’d left Brisbane. He told me that while I was in Melbourne I needed to go find the brightly colored bathing boxes at Brighton Beach. These are quite the tourist attraction and he told me that they sell for about AU$200,000. I think they’re fun,... Continue Reading →

Australia 2014: Part 9

<Melbourne, Victoria| 09:12>  I just got back from my free breakfast upstairs. It was a bowl of Rice Krispies. They may have been the generic version, but I’m not sure. They were good. I'm thankful that the hostel provides it for us.  In less than an hour, the hostel will give a free walking tour... Continue Reading →

Australia 2014: Part 8

<Melbourne, Victoria | 11:40> The first thing I have to say is that I love this hostel. It’s a prime location in the city and it’s right above a police station- that’s always good! Last night I asked one of my hostel mates about places to go jogging in the city. I decided that I... Continue Reading →

Australia 2014: Part 7

<Sydney, New South Wales | 11:06> Security at the Sydney Airport is ridiculous today! My flight doesn’t leave until 16:00, but I thought I’d better get to the airport early. I waited in line for about an hour, just to check in for my flight. As I lugged my bag through the line, I reached... Continue Reading →

Australia 2014: Part 6

<Sydney, New South Wales> Sydney Day 3: After eating breakfast, it was time to get my hair done. The last time I dyed my hair, I was in Aberdeen, Scotland. I’m trying to make this a “thing” that happens whenever I travel. It’s a blast! I found a little Salon and an empty chair. A... Continue Reading →

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