January 1st, 2014, and I wake to the sound of talking. I’m still new to Australia, it’s still new to me. These days are spent maneuvering the wrong side of the road, flicking the windshield wipers on instead of the blinker, breathing in salty air. Continue reading “Zoom”
You arrive at a city. You’re confused by the ticket-eating machines at the train stops and the backwards spiderwebs of the transit lines. Continue reading “The Swing of Things”
Utah, United States
It’s easy to be happy when you’re deep in the green.
Outside, the night has turned windy. Even through the closed window, you can hear the rasping of dry leaves in the dark and the slow creak of the unlatched backyard fence. You’re slightly feverish, energetic, immune to the cold despite the shortness of the days. A warm body lays next to you, telling you stories in the hopes that you’ll tire. You don’t, so you roll to your knees and open the window, leaning out to feel the breeze. Continue reading “Winter Winds”
Costs: transportation, accommodation while finding hosts, initial costs of joining the sites.
One way to help lower your travelling costs is to use HelpX, Workaway or WWOOF to nab free accommodation and food in exchange for a few hours’ work everyday. Continue reading “Free Travel with Work Exchange”
As we glided into the harbour, the sun slinked down behind the Sydney Harbour Bridge, tinging the sky a burnt tangerine orange. The Australian I was talking to smiled as I pulled out my camera. ‘I’ve been here twenty years and it never gets old.’ Continue reading Sunset over Sydney
It’s officially winter in Melbourne, which means wool socks and a jacket and a tuque. Six of us pile into the van. We wrestle with the stubborn reverse and fiddle with the radio, and then we’re driving through the crisp sunshine across town, Glitch Mob carrying us as we wind around construction detours. Continue reading “St. Kilda: Penguins & Lentil as Anything”