Oceania

The Travelettes Guide to South Australia

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I may be slightly biased, being born and raised in this wonderful part of the world, but I stand firmly behind my statement that South Australia is one of the most underrated destinations in the Southern Hemisphere. It is astounding to me that this beautiful pocket of Australia is so often overlook by travelers who flee to the big smoke of Sydney or the beac[...]

A Guide To The Most Photogenic Spots In Melbourne

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Photo opportunities in such an edgy and colourful metropolis as Melbourne need only the slightest of creative eyes to completely embody the energy of this incredible city. The art, multiculturalism, music and architecture provide a wealth of interesting and ever-changing subjects to capture, both in the CBD (central business district) of Melbourne and be[...]

10 Observations from a Brit in Australia

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It’s been four months now since I made the move from the UK to Melbourne. With native Australia having been invaded by the British in 1788 and us flooding over in the masses ever since, you may think that despite the huge distance between us both, the cultural differences would be minimal. To a certain extent you’d be totally right - it’s probably one of the[...]

5 Reasons Why You Should Move to Melbourne

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A fresh start in a new city is something many of us fantasise about. I for one adore the feeling of arriving to an unfamiliar place and leaving, be it weeks, months or years later, having considered it that special place we call home. I’ve lived in a few different cities now and although it hasn’t even been a year yet, I have to say that none have felt mo[...]

Top 5 croc/stinger/shark free dream swims in Queensland, Australia

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What's the point of going to Australia if you can’t swim in the sea? I’m sure many of us have asked ourselves that question when heading over to Queensland with the Great Barrier Reef in the north and Brisbane in the south in the middle of stinger season. Deadly jellyfish love the warm summer water in the ocean, and from October to May (just when those of us[...]

How moving abroad has changed my life for the better

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More than a year ago, I left my safe space in my hometown of Copenhagen in Denmark and moved abroad to take a masters in journalism and communication in Sydney, Australia. It was by far the biggest decision of my life - and also the most terrifying! I clearly remember the strange feeling in my body at the airport before I jumped on the flight to Sydney. I w[...]

A Love Letter to Sydney, Australia

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Dear Sydney, I fell in love with you as it happens in the books: slowly at the beginning.. and then suddenly all at once. I met you when I could not find myself anymore, but from the very first step I took on your ground I felt like you knew me since I was born. You welcomed me on a windy and warm December night, and gently let me walk through your[...]

10 things I learned when I solo cycled around New Zealand

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When I graduated from university in August 2015, I didn’t know what I wanted to do as a career. What I did know was that I needed to escape. That I needed to travel far, far away from the chaotic streets of London, where I had been living for the past four years, to somewhere wild and exotic, mountainous and rugged. I chose New Zealand, because it was my mum[...]

A Kingdom for a Whale - A Travel Story from Tonga

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I want to see a whale. More than that - I want to swim with a whale. That was my one and only reason to travel to Tonga, an island state in the South Pacific that is one of the few places worldwide where it is possible to do exactly that. And now I am standing on this boat in the middle of the ocean with nothing around me but water. I repeat, nothing. We [...]

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