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Top 5 Places to Tour When Backpacking in Tasmania

Top 5 Places to Tour When Backpacking in Tasmania

Tasmania in its isolation from the Australian mainland remains one of those parts of the country where some working holiday visa holders always seem to miss out on. Arguably, this is the best part of Australia. Cooler climates, more wilderness and some ridiculously cool sights to check out make Tasmania a backpacker’s dream. Arrival into Tasmania is often by the...

Cycling Melbourne, Australia with The Humble Vintage

There are not many times that a city will make a mark on me – I often enjoy many places I travel to; then there are some that I visit, were I when I leave, I think, I could live there (that happened when I first went to New Zealand – I ended up returning to live there for over 2 years). Melbourne in Australia is one of these cities. I have visited three...

Melbourne from above: Eureka Skydeck

There is something quite magical about viewing a city from above. Watching the hustle and bustle, seeing the lights, the people and cars fly by. Wondering what’s going on down there. (At the viewing deck of Eureka Skydeck)Many cities these days have viewing platforms on the top of big buildings, and I’ve been to quite a few – The Sears Tower in...

Driving in Australia

Driving in Australia

Driving in any new city or country, can always be a bit of a daunting experience, depending on what country you’ve travelled from, and to. You may need to drive on a different side of the road, and get used to different road rules. When I first arrived in Christchurch, New Zealand, a city I had not previously been to, my dad paid for a car for me to use or the...

A wander to Werribee, Victoria, Australia

A wander to Werribee, Victoria, Australia

During my time in Melbourne, I had a chance to visit a wee place called Werribee, about 30 minutes drive out of the city. Prior to my trip to Melbourne, I had never heard of the place. The name sounds like it should be out of a fictional wonderland story. We happened to stumble upon this place when driving back from our trip along The Great Ocean Road. There was one...

Driving the Great Ocean Road, Australia

Driving the Great Ocean Road, Australia

The Great Ocean Road – sounds pretty great, doesn’t it? I didn’t think it was great .. It was rather pretty in places, but I wasn’t head over heels in love. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy myself .. I did, and it’s definitely a good place to visit if you’re in Melbourne. It was New Year’s Day, and a new adventure...

New Years Eve 2013 in Melbourne, Australia

This year was my 3rd New Year’s away from my home country.Β  saw 2007 in, in Chicago, USA (a really memorable New Year), which I’ve not got round to writing about yet. Two years ago, I saw in the New Year in London, with my eldest and youngest sisters. It was wonderful (but freezing), it was the marking of my New Year in a new country, as I headed off to...

Neighbours Tour and Neighbours night, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia is not only home to great culture, nightlife and great shopping, its also home to the set of the longest running Australian soap drama Neighbours. In my younger days, I can remember coming home from school, rushing through my homework, then eating my dinner in front of the at the TV, almost open mouthed, screaming at the TV sometimes when that...

Why I Love Melbourne, Australia

When I first travelled to Australia in 2011, it was, at that stage the furthest I’d been from home, and on my own as well. I choose to do a 2 day stop over in Sydney (On the way to New Zealand), as to me, at that stage, Sydney summed up Australia. It was the capital (in my eyes … I know it isn’t!) it had all those iconic structures; namely the Opera...

What to do in Hobart, Tasmania

What to do in Hobart, Tasmania

When I told people I was going to be spending part of my Christmas holidays in Tasmania, I got mixed reactions. Most thought that if I was going to Australia, that there are better places to go, and other places that should be on my bucket list. This is true, in some respects, there are loads of places in Australia that I’d like to see (I have only seen a small...

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