88 days diaries: Shock and tears

During my travels I’ve met lots of different people. I’ve come across some situations where I felt like I was being pushed around. Somehow people think they can treat you like shit because you are a traveller. I find it hard to deal with this, but sometimes you’ve got to stand up and find out…

88 days diaries: Back to the waterworks

The cherry season was fast approaching, but there was one important thing to finish out in the fields: irrigation. This time I worked with a French backpacker called Ivan. Every day we got a quad bike and a repair kit and were send to work on different areas in the cherry fields. We worked as…

88 days diaries: You take the baby

Whenever my boss didn’t want to have anything to do with me, he put me in the capable hands of the lead farm hand. I was ditched like an unwanted or incompetent child. I loved being ditched. The farm hand was a relaxed, kind and patient man, although I’ve no doubt he had lots on…

88 days diaries: Big bad boss; a manual

When you’ve decided to do your 88 days on a farm, be prepared. Not all farmers are of the happy, cheerful and friendly kind. You might have to deal with a somewhat eccentric boss. If you take things personal, you’d better just turn around now. This isn’t the place for you. If you’re not scared,…

88 days diaries: Chores for Cinderella

If you want to stay in Australia for a second year working holiday, you’ll have to do your 88 days of regional work. In the 88 days diaries I tell the story of my three months of farm work on a cherry orchard. I worked out in the fields as a farm hand before working…

88 days diaries: Back on the bikes

If you want to stay in Australia for a second year working holiday, you’ll have to do your 88 days of regional work. In the 88 days diaries I tell the story of my three months of farm work on a cherry orchard. I worked out in the fields as a farm hand before working…