Saturday, 4 November 2017

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef and covers approximately 350,000 square kilometres off the coast of Queensland. It was added as a World Heritage Site in 1981. There are countless operators for reef day trips, ranging from absurdly cheap (for Australian standards) to mid-range. We went with Passion of Paradise, one of the few local operators in the market. One of our key considerations was that we didn't want to visit pontoon in the ocean.
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.