Hi, I’m Helen and I live at no fixed abode. To me, this is one of the joys and curses of being a long-term traveller; a real double-edged sword. You have the opportunity to live short-term in any place that takes your fancy. But it’s near impossible to be accepted in these locations as a … More Temporary Citizen
Today I took a walk around the city of Melbourne. In an attempt to cure myself of a considerable hangover I ventured outside in the late afternoon, just as the sun was beginning to set. The streets were slick from a recent rainfall, the air cool and fresh. I took a shortcut through the university … More Feels Like Home?
It’s been a pretty dramatic couple of weeks for me. I should be packing up my stuff into my well-worn bag ready to jet off to New Zealand right now. But I’m not… instead I’m making Melbourne, Australia my home for the foreseeable future. In a turn of events that I never saw coming, I’ve … More Life in Melbourne
The land of Oz. It’s as random and surprising as the otherworld Dorothy finds herself transported to in that famous film. In one corner there are cosmopolitan cities packed with well-dressed urbanites, cocktail bars and posh restaurants. Not forgetting the ground-breaking architecture, golden beaches and modern culture at its very best. Move northwards and you’ll … More The Land Of Australia
One of the most popular ways to travel Australia is in a hired campervan. Here’s an account of the two weeks I spent driving up the east coast with my elder sister, Sophia. Collecting the van did not go smoothly. We had hired a ‘Hippy’ campervan which was painted with purple flowers – dreadfully girly … More Road Trippin’ Down Under: An Unexpected Journey
Location: Coffs Harbour, east coast of Australia. The alarm goes off at 6.10am. Snooze it for five minutes. It feels like 30 seconds and it’s beeping again. Time to get up and go pick some blueberries. Fuzzy-headed from lack of sleep, I get up and grab my clothes for the day – none of which … More Blueberry Fields Forever