Port Arthur is one of the most famous ports in Tasmania and is even listed as a world heritage site. I was very disturbed by this place, let me explain why. Imagine a cute little english village, with green mowed laws, willow trees, cute cottages and beautiful fountains. surrounded by flowers. Now imagine that right … More Tasmania week 2 (Part 2)
After a very unfortunate event on the farm (into which I shall not delve for it would take me a long time to explain) I was suddenly plonked in the middle of the tiny town of La Trobe at 10 am on Easter Monday with a barely charged phone, a bag of food and no … More Tasmania week 2 (part 1) – (un)fortunate event
I like to think that travel is always an adventure and I need to take everything with an open mind and enthusiasm. My first morning at the horse farm in Tassie, I went for a short jog (and died) but the scenery was worth it. Next came the struggle for a shower. If I had … More Tasmania week 1
If you ever want to experience multiculturalism, just go to Melbourne. I had decided to go to Australia because I thought it would be nice to understand what people on the street were saying and to be able to communicate with everyone in english, well I was very wrong. The amount of French, Spanish and … More Where in the world am I?
You think you can find a place to live in Australia in a few days? Think again. I had contacted some people on flatmates (great website!) and gumtree already before arriving but of course not much can be done when you are not actually there and people take so long to answer! Through the hunt for … More House hunting with vultures
First confusing term, commonly known as introweek for us Europeans, for Australia it is called Oweek (orientation). We first had an orientation day with an anthropologist explaining to us the concept of culture shock and how when we meet and interact with people from a different culture we don’t think “hmm interesting cultural difference” but rather … More (intr)Oweek/day + beach welcome
“Ladies and gentlemen we kindly ask you to close your shutters as we are flying into sunlight”. Probably the most poetic thing I have ever heard a captain say during a flight, also the first time that I have actually realised that I am somewhat travelling into the future when flying to the East. The … More Welcome to ‘straya