July 2018. I think this photograph, taken at 2500m altitude whilst cruising through the breathtaking Taroko National Park in Taiwan, is a perfect way to reflect on the last year of being in this fascinating country. Although the path has not always been clear, it has always been an experience to journey down it. Having … Continue reading July 2018 – Nearly a year in Taiwan and an imminent return to Australia
Since living in Taichung I have slowly become accustom to the local culture and way of life here. The food, the people and the humidity too I guess, are all apart of day to day life. But my favourite by far is exploring by scooter. Back home the idea of owning a scooter or moped … Continue reading Exploring by scooter, the greatest way to get around!
Time flies. In August I decided to set off on a new challenge, heading out to Tawain to work as a foreign teacher. Before starting my new role I had two weeks of fun in the capital, Taipei. This was a truly incredible and eye opening experience to see how people from another culture lived their day to … Continue reading Taichung and new beginnings. One month complete in Taiwan.
Taiwan. A Fresh start and more importantly, a new challenge. I recently went back to the UK after spending a year in Australia to attend my mother's wedding, an incredible event which reconnected me once more to my family after a long time apart. The first few weeks were quite nostalgic, being surrounded with familiar … Continue reading Ni Hao from Taiwan! Week one complete
If you have been lucky enough, or brave enough, to backpack Australia the chances are you have found yourself here, the blue waters of the surfing paradise that is Noosa on Australia's Sunshine Coast. It's truly is one of the crowning jewels of Australia's East Coast, with a wealth of activities to keep you occupied. … Continue reading A day trip to Noosa | Sunshine Coast October 2016
September, a month or so had passed since first deciding to settle in the wonderful city of Brisbane. A decision that seemed to be working out like a charm. I had already found a rocking house to live in, a special someone and my first job down under, that was new but also familiar. Continuing … Continue reading Fruit related activities of September | Brisbane | QLD 2016
As a new month started, August to be precise, it seemed everything was finally starting to take shape, a new place to live in Brisbane's South side and job prospects starting to make themselves known. It seemed my 6 week backpacking lifestyle was over, the days of sharing a room with 8 people was gone, … Continue reading New Home New Friendships | Brisbane | August 2016
After my adventures from Cairns to the Whitsunday Islands, which really only consisted of drinking and sunbathing, I found myself heading to a big city for the first time proper in Australia, the state capital of Queensland, Brisbane. Apart from 3 days in Sydney on arrival in the country, my experience of the big cities was … Continue reading Brisbane Beginnings | QLD | July 2016
Whilst spending 3 weeks in Airlie Beach, (getting an excellent tan), I heard about going out to explore the Whitsunday Islands, I mean what kind of backpacker comes to Airlie Beach and doesn't see them right? I came to Australia completely last minute with zero research about where to go and what to do. So when … Continue reading Whitsunday Islands | QLD | July 2016
A beautiful place by day turns magical by night. An amazing experience to be able to lay and watch this sunset take place, captured by another short timelapse. Airlie Beach you will always have my heart.
Leisurely strolls along this beach were a daily ritual! The sense of freedom I felt, with the sand between my toes, was an incredibly surreal feeling. Waking up each day with the ever present sun and sand? Or still being stuck inside someone's armpit on the train in London? Hmm tough choice. Sometimes it takes a drastic move … Continue reading Airlie Beach | QLD | July 2016
Having left London on an overnight flight bound for Sydney 27.5 hours later, I really didn't know what to expect. I initially thought my genius had guaranteed a painless first long haul flight. The idea was simple: sleep through to China. HA! What seemed to be only a few hours of darkness turned to light. … Continue reading Somewhere in Australia | June 2016