Having arrived in Newquay in the evening, we set off dubiously looking for a place to eat. Around 9.30.p.m we stumbled upon Little Italy, halfway between Fistral and Newquay centre. We were welcomed in with smiles and rich smells of garlic. I had the house white which was delicate and well balanced, a wine anyone could… Continue reading Cornwall’s Little Italy
A student dabbles in windowsill growing and the delights of Winchester.
Today I was gripped, as I often am, by the urge to go and see something. Since I began to read Keri Smith's The Wander Society, I seek more than ever the fresh outdoors. One big benefit of going to university in your own city is knowing the ropes already. I know where the views are… Continue reading Sunsetting Southsea.
One place I'd heard was an absolute MUST in Ubud, was the Sacred Monkey Forest. So on my third day in Bali's funky capital of art and culture, I ventured down windy Monkey Forest road to see what it held in store. On arriving, dodging the many bikes and cars squeezing through this bit of… Continue reading Monkey Madness.
Arriving in Bali. Having just finished five months of backpacking around Australia (which you will get to read about all in good time), I was more than ready for a 30 day stay on Bali and Gili Gede. I'd booked the majority of my accommodation before I even left the UK, wanderlust and excitement totally… Continue reading Bali Beginning
Today began with a very sleepy start encouraged by a few Jim Beams last night and the fact my cleaning work today had been cancelled! However on my way back from the bathroom this morning I was asked if I wanted a few hours work and so ended up packing oranges on a farm just… Continue reading A Griffith Sunday
Chilli Blue Backpackers Kings cross. Everyone said Kings Cross was going to be horrendous. When I booked a last minute hostel there for a few nights, after a sudden plan change, horror stories about people dying, getting mugged and sleeping with cockroaches came tumbling out of everyone I spoke to. So I wasn't exactly pumped… Continue reading The view from the bunkbed.
So the hostel I'm staying at (Base Hostel Sydney) runs a free excursion or activity every day for its guests! Wednesday was a free Barbeque with free goon and a flip cup competition the prize of which being $50. Yesterday we hopped on a bus which took us to Bronte beach, where the girls running… Continue reading The First Bondi Wander.
The view from the bunk bed this morning! Sydney has such interesting architecture, part sleek Tokyo style skyscrapers, part epic colonial English buildings with a smattering of old Wild West balconys and terraces. I like it.
So after months and months of planning and saving and prepping, it's time! The last few weeks and days have been crammed with hugs and goodbyes, some tearful but all joyful! It's such a strange feeling to want to go and do and see so much but in the moment want to stay almost as… Continue reading Here goes it!