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Seven days in Cairns: the Daintree, Port Douglas, and the Great Barrier Reef

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After my last-minute decision to stop off in Townsville and go looking for koalas on Magnetic Island, it was time to board the northbound Greyhound bus one last time, for the final leg of my journey up the Queensland coast….
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All the jobs that I did on my Working Holiday Visa in Australia

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Before I arrived in Australia to begin my Working Holiday Visa, I had heard of plenty of people who had done the same thing, and the general attitude towards it seemed to be that you could find a job in…
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Two days to Darwin: reaching the tropical capital

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After my magical experience of journeying to the heart of Australia, my thoughts turned northwards. My research had thrown up some spots which I was keen to visit on the way to Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory,…
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How long-term solo travel helped my career

longterm travel helped my career

In January 2016 I quit my professional job, got rid of most of my possessions, and embarked upon an open-ended backpacking trip through Asia and Australia. Two years and nine months later, my Australian Working Holiday Visa expired, and having…
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The Bumblefuck Chronicles, part 2: onions, backpacker wine, and an unexpected winter

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I seem to begin every post now with an apology for my absence. My excuse this time is a mixture of failing technology, farmwork, a few weeks of distraction in hiking and crocodile-spotting in the Northern Territory, a busy but…
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The Bumblefuck Chronicles, part 1: How NOT to do your 88 days of farmwork

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Reader. Hello. Thank you for still being here. It’s been a while, once again. If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you may recall that in April I went off on a mission to find that elusive 88…
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Broke in Brisbane; or, how I didn’t give up on my Working Holiday Visa

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Reader, it’s been a while. Hello. I’ll start by apologising for the silence, and the massive chunk of my South East Asian story that’s still missing from the blog. I’m working on it. The past five months have simply been…
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