I miss Marmite on toast.

North Head
North Head

My tenth month of living in Australia has crept up extremely quickly. When you’re so immersed into something time just slips away. How is it that I have only a few weeks left here?

Travelling has become such a big part of who I am. In the back of my mind I am always concocting where I will jet off to next. Although this time round home will be for longer; to really look into and start my career path, earning much-needed money, spend time with the family and friends, and get to finally meet Tom’s family.

Going away to Australia I was free and open-minded, I felt fresh and raring to get out and enjoy every moment, never knowing that I was going to meet someone to continue my journey with. It is the best thing that has ever happened. To have done and seen everything we ever hoped for in Aus I am raring to get home and see where our next journey takes us.

Australia has always been a fall back place for travelling, an easy option, an option many under 30s take as a first base country to explore. I have loved it here, it’s a beautiful county, and the way everything has gone couldn’t have gone better. But I don’t feel the love for this place like the majority of travellers do, the eagerness to extend the visa into more time or to start a fresh new life away from your home country. I feel they’re is so much more to explore in this world and it doesn’t stop here, Australia for me lacked the history, the cold Christmas, Marmite, and the architect of houses are shit. To travel to another country I love and yearn to live amongst another culture, to experience a different way of living, I just didn’t get that here.

In my last post I explained how I lost my job as an Au Pair and had moved into Tom’s place until we are to head to New Zealand. It has been a fantastic very chilled few weeks, exploring spots of Sydney.

Spots included; Manly dam, a brilliant place for a walk and picnic with a quick dip in the reservoir on a hot day. North Head, just beyond Manly, a cliff edge that shows off fantastic views across the Sydney skyline. Newtown held a festival a few weeks back that we checked out; a trendy bohemian suburb in the city which holds the best gelato cafe in the world; Cow and the Moon.

Newtown Festival
Newtown Festival

Close by is the up and coming student suburb Glebe, which also held a street festival, donned with delicious worldwide foods and quirky stalls. Tom and I also headed to my first horse racing day held at Royal Randwick Racecourse. It was a beautiful day and great fun betting, although we didn’t win a penny!

The Races at Randwick
The Races at Randwick
Royal Randwick Races
Royal Randwick Races
Race Day
Race Day

Of course we finished our last few days in Sydney making the most of the beach and weather, swimming in the beautiful clear waters, and checking out the famous spots one last time; Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, the Opera House and the wonderful Harbour Bridge. We even found a little tea room serving tea and scones nestled in amongst the houses in the Rocks. I feel I have well and truly rinsed Sydney dry and ready to move on.

Next adventure brings us to our third road trip with Jucy camper rentals across the South Island of New Zealand, which includes just a little 16,500 foot skydive over the Fox Glacier!

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