Australia to Österreich

Despite what I may have stated with a fair amount of conviction in the past (mutterings along the lines of going to New Zealand and such), I decided to stay in the Northern Hemisphere for a while – jetting off to the other side of the world so soon seemed mad, especially when Europe is…

From Melbourne back to Perth, because West is best.

Distance driven: 5,421 km Total number of days on the road: 18 A couple of months ago, as I was sitting in the back of the car clutching some bathroom tile samples during an excursion on my workaway placement (see previous chatterings), I was struck by a sudden and overwhelming urge to return to Western Australia….

Some sun. A lot of sea. Much sand. No suspicious parents.

Yellow, me again! I figured it was time for a catch-up and what not, and I’m sure you’ve all been dying to know what car I have now. Well, good news! For Mr Purple is still with me (*touch wood a few times*), and the worst thing that has happened is that I flooded his…

Lanckeld, Duncashire, Ausland, Engalia. 

As I steamed out of the city into the Victorian bush I left Melbourne behind in a cloud of black smoke. During my not entirely unslow journey, I was overtaken by tractors, road trains, the elderly, cement mixers and the like. NO WORRIES, for I was having dejavu after dejavu of bonny Lancashire. Green rolling hills,…

Nothing Rhymes with Melbourne

When I started writing these blogs I thought they would be to tell the tales of my travels and adventures, but instead it has seemingly turned into an automotive journal. If there is one thing that I am apparently going to take away from Australia; it’s a thoroughly developed knowledge of automobiles. Back in Darwin, Dave…

The Darwin Dream

Waking up two weeks into my Bali trip, I made the mistake of checking my bank account. I balked (and cried a little in panic), then hastily fled Indonesia; making a premature exit from paradise in order to return to Darwin, and work. I took with me high hopes and many dreams of abundant job…

Bali Belly Elly & The Lazy Oaf

Chapter 2 and the saga continues. Hold onto your hats… Exhausted from 6 weeks on the road, sleeping in gravel pits and battling mosquitos, Dave and I booked a holiday (from our working holiday) to go to Bali, where we met a bunch of our friends from our hostel back in Perth. Very excited for…

No worries, No dramas: From Perth to Darwin

So here it is – the long-awaited blog post! (Overdue by about three months… SORRY!) I feel like I’ve been away for a year already, so action packed has the past three months been. After arriving in Perth on February the sixteenth, I settled down into hostel life in Cottesloe quite comfortably. I  found that…