The dream

One day in New Zealand I started googling for new adventures. A few months later I started working as a tour leader in Europe. Through this job I’ve had so many cool opportunities that brought me to different places, from Peru to Morocco. Just over a year ago I was in Australia for an apprenticeship…

Brunching and bathing

On my last weekend in Melbourne I got to catch up with a friend. I’d travelled with her during the summer in Europe. Then I was her guide and now the roles were reversed. I let her plan the whole day and it turned out to be a fantastic way to end my time in…

Paradise is a 3 hour drive away

Melbourne is a city with plenty of things to do, but it’s also got many places around it that make a great day or weekend trip. Wilsons Prom is about a 3 hour drive from the city and thus I was reluctant to go out there just for a day. But then again… what if…

Surfing in Torquay

A couple of months ago I did a surf camp in Morocco. It was an amazing experience, but also a realisation that I’m not exactly a natural. So what better place to have another practise session than Australia. Unfortunately there are no surf beaches in Melbourne, but in just 2 hours I can get out to…

Jumping off buildings…

Browsing on Bookme, a website with discounted activities, trying to find something to do for the weekend, I came across rap jumping. So on Sunday morning I went into the city to walk off a building. I was greeted by a young guy who told me to wait until everyone had arrived. Once the whole…

Christmas the Aussie way

On Christmas Eve I flew to Brisbane for my overland trip from Brisbane to Cairns. I arrived in a very quiet city, but luckily my hostel had a Christmas dinner going on. On Christmas day I decided to go out to Mount Coot-Tha, just outside of the city, since everything in the city was closed…

Diving into the new year

A new year with new travels. 2019 started on the road for me. This time I was one of the travellers instead of the tour leader. As part of my apprenticeship I got to experience a trip in Australia. My first day of 2019 was actually spent on a train to Cairns. Everyone was pretty…

Thoughts drifting in the wind

After spending the week indoors at the office, it’s great to get out on the weekends. It’s especially great when the weather works out too. It wasn’t really warm, but the sun was out and the clouds in the sky showed no sign of showers. I needed to clear my head, so Intook a train…

History and heritage

This weekend I went into the suburb of Abbotsford to visit one of Melbourne’s heritage buildings: the Abbotsford convent. At the moment the former convent is a place where art meets health and where locals come in the weekend for a bite to eat and to relax in the surrounding park. In the 11 buildings…

Details of the Australian bush

To go for a bushwalk you often don’t even need to go too far from the city. Around Sydney there are a few beautiful walks that make you feel like you’re not near the city at all. Here are some details from my walks in the Royal national park and on North Head near Manly.…