The End

Where do I even begin? That was the most fun and interesting three months of my life. It’s super cliche but I know why people do it. I’ve made so many new friends all around the world and can’t wait to visit them in the future although I think the English ones will be the easiest ones to see for the moment while I work my butt off to get myself out of debt…

Some reasons why I’m happy to be home at the moment.

  1. Not having to live out of a back pack
  2. Access to all my clothes
  3. My cat!

But you don’t want to read that! You want to see what some of my highlights were! Well my friends, you are in luck as below are some of my highlights while I was away.

  1. Getting stoned at Jimmy Eat World when a random guys passed me a joint. I’d never been so high in my life.
  2. Laying in a hammock on a Fiji beach, watching the world go by.
  3. Flying a small plane in New Zealand.
  4. Ross and Athena’s wedding in California.
  5. Climbing the Sydney bridge.
  6. Visiting the glow worm caves in NZ.
  7. HOBBITON!
  8. Singing “I Want It That Way” at open mic nights and at every karaoke opportunity.
  9. Riding 35km on a bike through some beautiful New Zealand scenery with mountains in the background.
  10. Hugging a koala bear.
  11. Japan…I just love that country so much
  12. And of course…everyone I met!

Like I said on the previous post, this page will go on a break until I decide what to do next with it. I’ll probably end up with more food posts as I love eating and of course, when I visit a new country!

Thanks for joining me on this journey šŸ˜˜

Onwards to Cairns

After spending way more time than I expected in Brisbane (due to meeting some cool people here) it is time to visit Cairns which is home to the Great Barrier Reef. Will I see it? Can I swim? Well shit I guess it’s going to be a struggle haha. However there are a couple of nice beaches nearby including Port Douglas which I’m told has beautiful white sandy beaches so I’ll hire a car and drive there. I kinda miss driving as it’s nearly been two months since I last sat behind the wheel of a vehicle. I don’t want to forget do I? Plus they drive on the correct side of the road over here so I should be all good!

I’ve really enjoyed this part of my trip as it’s the most that I’ve felt at home. Don’t get me wrong I like being on tours (hah, some!) and visiting a new place every day but there’s nothing better than waking up in the morning whenever you feel like it and getting on with your day. I feel like I could really move to Australia one day and especially to Brisbane. Now if only I was younger and could get a working visa..

Goodbye Brizzles! Until next time!

The best dog, Mildred.

I just wanted to talk about how big the bowl for my ramen was. Absolute madness! Wish I had a banana for scale.

Theme Parks and Goodbyes

So I got off at the wrong bus stop which was actually a good thing for once as I managed to visit the Brisbane museum and the National Art Gallery. The museum was awesome as it had some dinosaurs and sharks but you know, I’m generally confused by “modern” art. Some of the pieces were very strange, I guess I’m not smart enough or something haha. Brisbane is really a lovely city though and I managed to lose and find my UK driver’s license after remembering where I left it…it was in a pub which you had to leave some sort of ID as collateral…for karaoke obviously. Good for me!

Once again I had to say goodbye to some friends who I met on my NZ trip (when will it end??) and it was to one of my favourites. Garreth who you can see below will be bided good on Wednesday and that’ll make me sad. He’s become my boy over the last month or so and I’ll see that loveable rascal when I get back to England.

I love theme parks and the promise of fast paced roller coasters was very appealing to me! This place has got a hyper coaster that goes up to 115 km/h and it is very high. I bloody loved it and wish I could have gone on it more but the queues were quite long for that ride. You can see how high it is on the second photo below this paragraph, it’s the purple track.

This ride got me very wet.

Superman that hoooooooo! Ahem, after the theme park I went to see the Gold Coast and another lovely beach. You know I love beaches right? Still feeling that I was spoilt by Fiji but it was beautiful nonetheless. Thanks to my tour guide for the day for driving me around like a trooper.

Brisbane! (I hugged a koala bear!)

Sydney has been done and dusted and I have now moved to Brisbane for the next part of my visit. I was reunited with two of my favourites from my NZ tour and to celebrate…we got drunk and sang karaoke. Guess what song I sang??? Yeah if you guess “I Want it That Way” then you’d be correct.

Really nice of Brisbane to name a park after me.

I met a new friend in Brisbane who showed me around some of the places where all the cool people hang out. One of them is called the Power House which is a performing arts theatre. There were a bunch of kids performing some songs on stage which was “entertaining” and this is the place I started day drinking as well.

After that we hopped on a catamaran and headed to South Bank for more drinking and exploring. As you can see I also posed like a model because that’s the sort of shit I do.

Oh look, I ended up at Karaoke again…

So the day after, man I can’t even contain my excitement about writing this! The NZ crew and myself headed to Lone Pine sanctuary to do what I’ve wanted to do for what seems like a lifetime. Hug a koala!!! It was as amazing as you can imagine and I loved every second of it. Obviously I wish I could keep one as a pet but you know…laws and regulations etc…

There were also Tasmanian Devils and Platypus’ who I had never seen in the real world before. A great place to visit if you’re ever in Brisbane.