I reckon everyone should keep a journal of some kind when they go travelling.
My main reason for keeping one is purely down to the fact that I’ve got one hell of a scattered memory! I often can’t remember what I had for dinner the other night; let alone what I did over a month ago! So, keeping a journal for the year that I was away in Aus seemed like a good idea! I didn’t like the idea of coming home, to find that I had forgotten almost everything I had just done!
I am currently working on my “Where I’ve Been” section of my blog, which will include plenty of my journal that I have been keeping up to date (although I’ve often fallen behind with it!) since I started my travels almost 6 months ago.
If you fancy having a read of the stuff I’ve been up to, here’s the link to it… “Where I’ve Been“.
Like I say though, I’m still working on it, so theres plenty more to come! I’ll keep you updated when I add more journal entries
Clare & Melrose - Otherwise known as the beginnings of my experience in the Outback! As I sat in the back of the mini bus driving along the roads with some tunes blaring out the speakers, I had an array of views to look at. Through Clare, we had masses upon masses of vineyards. South Australia is famous for its wine, and even holds the like of Jacobs Creek wine here… yum yum!! Melrose sat at the base of a beautiful mountain, and the very beginnings of the Flinders Ranges. Amazing.
23/11 – “We trammed it to Glenelg today. Where the beach belongs!! After buying a few postcards, with the intention of writing them very soon, we grabbed the tram ($8! Rip off!), to Glenelg… a lovely little suburb that hugs the coastline. We didn’t spend too much time here as we had Haigh’s chocolate factory in mind!
Adelaide – Otherwise known as the capital of South Australia! State no.2 that I visited in Aus! Not a massive city, but that’s what I loved about it. Not much of a city fan to be honest, so this place was just right. Arrived here with my new travel mate Linda, who I met in Melbourne .
14/11 – “We checked out of our hostel at 10am, and like we did back at Base, we stayed up in the tv lounge till we grabbed a taxi to the airport.
12/11 – ‘Cuddling a koala today was amazing!!! We grabbed the bus into the suburbs driving past loads of lovely looking houses, even a shop called the “Cheescake Shop” Yum!! We reached the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary after about an hour of driving, and we headed in ready to see some wee bears! I love koalas!! Got some awesome photos of these babies!! We first saw some crazy huge bats and lizards roaming around our feet. The best part was seeing the koalas though. They were gorgeous . Took my mind off homesickness, just as I needed it! We paid $16 to get our photos taken when we held the koalas, they were surprisingly heavy!
Also you could smell the eucalyptus leaves off them… such an odd smell, but who cares! They were so amazing. Something I’ll never forget doing . We then bought a wee bag of kanga food, and headed off to see them. As it was such a hot day, the roo’s were lounging around under the trees, and we actually got to lounge around with them!! They were so adorable! Feeding them felt like feeding Misty… just an odd looking Misty! It was definitely worth the money to come out here. So so chuffed with today, just what I needed to lift my spirits!”
Brisbane – Otherwise known as the spontaneous city I flew to in Australia in the first couple of months in my travels… when I didn’t have a clue where to go and what to do! Turned out, it wasn’t such a nice experience here, because I ended up being homesick for the entire week of visiting the city!! Not a nice feeling at all! .
31/10 – “Neighbours tour today!! Had a really early start this morning ughhh… 7am! Didn’t get much sleep at all last night! We managed to get ourselves ready and out of bed in time for catching the bus at 8am. Of course, typically the weather was crap! It was foggy and dull… perfect!! On our wee bus, the tour guide let us watch old episodes of Neighbours… oh my god… REALLY old!! It was hilarious seeing them again! Even Libby and Drew’s wedding! How do I remember that?!! Made me chuckle!