In November 2013 I said goodbye to family and friends and my childhood home to go and explore the world. I had already traveled quite a lot with my parents but this was my first trip on my own. I chose to go to Australia.
I’m currently placed in Sydney, where I’m working as a cleaner in a hospital. But Australia is so much more than just the Opera House. In the 2 years that I’ve lived here I’ve been all over the country and seen so many wonderful places.
I started off in Central Australia. After a couple of months working at a Roadhouse in North West Queensland and on a farm in The Northern Territory, I traveled around the centre, to Alice Springs, Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon.
And then up to Darwin and explored Kakadu National Park.
I went from Darwin all the way down to Melbourne and did the Great Ocean Road.
I ended that trip with a visit to Sydney. My plan was to find work there but had no luck. Instead I explored the city, I stayed a week in Bondi and took the train to the Blue Mountains.
Eventually I decided it was time to do the rest of my farm work. So I headed back to outback Queensland to feed calves and clean at a cattle station.
After my 3 months at the farm I headed straight up to Cairns, where I started my first trip down the East Coast. The trip began with snorkling in the Great Barrier Reef.
Pictures from that trip will continue in part 2…