Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Top Attractions in El Paso Accessible by Public Transport


Traveling is undoubtedly a luxury, but I am a firm believer that it can be as cheap or as expensive as you want it to be. The easiest way to cut travel costs is to catch the local public transport. It is less convenient than hailing an Uber or renting a car, but it does mean that your dollar can stretch a lot further.

This guide details some of the top attractions in El Paso, Texas, that are accessible by public transport. From my experience, the USA has some of the cheapest public transport fares I have ever seen. It is unfathomable that for $3.50 a day I could take unlimited rides around a city. Back in Sydney, the same cost would cover a 20-minute bus ride!

Located in the far western corner of Texas, El Paso is the sixth-largest Texan city. It borders New Mexico and Mexico, and the two countries are separated by a natural border, the Rio Grande. If you intend to catch public transport, it is crucial to select centrally located IHG hotel in El Paso, especially those close to bus stops. For further information about routes, consult the Sun Metro website.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Cairns

Cairns

When I was 16 years old, I travelled to North Queensland with my sisters. This was a significant trip as: it was the first time I travelled*; first time that I stayed at a hostel; and I had paid the entirety of the trip which was a big deal as I was only earning $6/hr at the time.

My recollection of the trip was sparse and that had always bothered me. Imagine visiting one of the most famous places in the world - Great Barrier Reef- and having effectively 0 memories of the entire experience.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

[Video] Wollongong, NSW | Travel Diary


A few weekends ago, I headed down to Wollongong, NSW for the day. I have visited the city a few times and rather than taking the same kind of photos again, I decided to attempt another travel diary. I really want to improve my videography skills and the best way to achieve this is through practice!


Also - thank you for all your kind words and comments in my previous post. I am quite a private person and despite sharing a lot of things online, there are many aspects of my life that I gloss over /  keep mum.
Tuesday, 10 October 2017

My Mental Health Journey Thus Far


I never thought that I would still be alive at this age. In fact, there was a point when I believed that I wouldn't see my 22nd birthday. But here I am today and it has been a long and tough journey.

My struggle with depression started during my final years of high school. It was as though a switch was flicked on; at the time the difference between 'before' and 'after' was so distinct. I never fully understood why or what had changed within. But I was changed.

It will get better once I finish high school.
It will get better once I get into university.
It will get better once I go on exchange.
It will get better once I finish university.
It will get better once I get an internship.
It will get better once I get a job.
It will get better once I .....

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Finding the Beauty in Simplicity

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It has taken me a while but I have finally learnt to appreciate and enjoy the little and, arguably, mundane things in my life. As much as I want to be adventuring on the weekends, I am now content to spend that time doing routine activities. These activities include, inter alia, grabbing a teh tarik from the food court, helping my boyfriend wash his car and even shopping for groceries to meal prep for the coming week.