Byron Bay, Blue Mountains and Beyond – Australia

After six weeks travelling across 1095 miles, Alex and I have put enough evidence together to conclude the following: Australia is big. Three and a half hours of flying, eleven hours of driving and countless trains/coaches/trams have led to just scratching the surface of Australia’s East Coast, and we felt this keenly in our final … More Byron Bay, Blue Mountains and Beyond – Australia

Cruising the Capital and Exercising Vicariously – Canberra, Australia

With a week left in Australia before our flight back to Asia, we decided to rent a car from Sydney and have a whistle stop tour of a few towns and cities we had previously missed along the East Coast. We found the general consensus about Canberra is that there’s not a huge amount there … More Cruising the Capital and Exercising Vicariously – Canberra, Australia

Melbourne vs. Sydney: The Pom’s Perspective

Since time immemorial Melbourne and Sydney have fought toe to toe over, well, everything really. Australia’s two largest cities; they compete on the football field, on trade, and on ‘capital’ status for all manner of exploits from arts to history and finance. They both fare well in global polls too; Melbourne was recently ranked the … More Melbourne vs. Sydney: The Pom’s Perspective

A.K.A. Brisbane

Brizzy, BrisVegas, Brislamabad, Brisneyland, Brisbland, The Lethal Brizzle. Brisbane is a town of many names (only some of which we’ve made up) and many facets. As if you can’t tell from the various monikers associated with the city, it can be divisive. Some love it, some hate it. But, before we delve into the history … More A.K.A. Brisbane

Getting Wild in Straddie – North Stradbroke Island, Australia

Our time in Australia up until now consisted solely of heaving cities and bustling towns, and North Stradbroke Island (or Straddie, as its affectionately known by locals) is an absolute breath of fresh air. Having caught the Scuba bug in Koh Tao, when we read that Manta Bommie off Straddie is a popular haunt for … More Getting Wild in Straddie – North Stradbroke Island, Australia

A Holiday From Backpacking – Surfers Paradise, Australia

Disclaimer: While all our previous posts have been backpacking on a strict budget, and the activities and places we go cater to that, at Surfers we were met by my Mum and Step-Dad, Ron. We were, to put it simply, absolutely spoilt for which we are very, very grateful and as a result were able … More A Holiday From Backpacking – Surfers Paradise, Australia