We arrive in Auckland for a brief stay before heading back to Australia. The accommodation of choice in this city was AirBnb. We could have very well stayed in a hostel, but our AirBnb was in a very, very good location and the price wasn’t all that bad in comparison to a hostel. It was an apartment, but we shared it with the owner’s roommate. … Continue reading A quickie in Auckland
Leaving Matamata behind, we arrive in Rotorua. I was warned about this place smelling of sulphur. So bad they said, I would want to puke. Well…FYI, it’s not that bad at all. When getting off the bus I didn’t even notice a smell to be honest. We checked into our hostel, Rock Solid. They are some of the nicest people to deal with! It’s a … Continue reading Rotorua — What’s that smell?
Arriving in Auckland, I have no idea what day it is anymore! Flying into New Zealand has pushed us three hours ahead and I’m already confused… It was about 530am (local time) when we landed. Our bus to Matamata leaves at 745am, so we had plenty of time to kill….or so we thought. Customs ended up eating up a lot of our extra time! Eventually … Continue reading A Hobbit’s Tale
Today we arrive in Melbourne, or as some of the locals, and friends who have lived here, call Melbs. Everyone said this was a ‘must see’ sort of city. I was excited to see what it was all about! I hadn’t really done any research into Melbourne, so I didn’t have an agenda here. The one thing that I definitely wanted to see was the … Continue reading Melbourne….Melbs….Meh
Another early morning in Sydney….thanks a lot jet lag! We had nothing major planned for today other than the MOST exciting thing: the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb!! Chloe surprised me with tickets the day I arrived. We had talked about possibly adding this to our agenda while in Sydney, but agreed it was a bit too pricey. Little did I know she had purchased tickets. … Continue reading Sydney from New Heights
I’ve been told many a time in my life that when visiting new cities, if there is the option to see the city from the water, take it! The city has an incredibly different feel when you see it from the water than it does when getting lost among the avenues and streets. Chloe suggested we do just that; we bought tickets for a Sydney … Continue reading Sightseeing in Sydney
Ok so I kinda left you all hanging there for a long while! My sincerest apologies!! Lots has happened in the last little while that has distracted me from writing. So now I’m back! I left off enticing you all with my terrible start to my Australian adventure. My AirCanada flight was set to leave Toronto Feb. 11 at 8pm. My parents drove me to … Continue reading A Disastrous Start
Life at home is difficult after being on your own for so long. I needed to make a plan and quick. I decided I would give myself a year to save up money and move out on my own again. Not too far from home because I work in the town my parents live in, but just to a place of my own. I had … Continue reading Mission Possible: Australia!
Fresh off the plane from Naples, my Italian adventure has come to an end. What an incredible journey it was! I couldn’t have dreamed up a better trip! It was raining when we landed at Heathrow (surprise, surprise). The dreariness of it only heightened the feeling I was experiencing with being back and facing the inevitable: my departure from London. It has been an amazing … Continue reading Saying Goodbye to London
The last couple of days in Italy were spent exploring the island of Capri. We also toured the Amalfi Coast by bus. It was a dream come true ending to an amazing adventure! To start, we took a ferry from Sorrento to Capri. The island itself is comprised of two towns, Capri and Anacapri. The latter is at a higher elevation on the slope of … Continue reading I left my heart in Ravello…