As I look to my right; I see a bulging white suitcase packed full of clothes I will most likely never wear, behind me is a comfortable king sized bed with a door located next to it leading to an en suite bathroom and in front of me boasts a stunning garden view with a property placed behind it with an impressive swimming pool – Being a graduate; in my early twenties and travelling around Australia for a year while on a budget – you would think of me as a backpacker. But in all honesty, I’m the worst backpacker going.
I’ve heard so much about Melbourne since we first arrived in Australia, so I couldn’t wait to see what the fuss was about. However, I couldn’t help but feel incredibly disappointed – no matter how hard I tried to enjoy myself. Travelling and being away from the comfort of my home and it’s surroundings definitely teaches me more things than I could’ve ever imagined; one thing being – the higher the expectation, the more disappointed you’ll be. Nonetheless; I managed to take a lot out of this one week stay, met some incredibly lovely people and discovered I still strongly dislike being in crowded places. Here is – things about Melbourne…
So many people have said to me and Jack that travelling will change us as people, but considering how down to earth we both are – we struggled to believe them. However today, during another chilled out afternoon in the wonderful city of Brisbane, I stopped to have a think about the person I was before I came travelling November, and I was surprised when I came to the realisation that I have actually changed a lot.
On January 1st, I made the decision to daily blog for “at least” a month. We were on the first leg of our road trip to The Great Ocean Road, we had a maximum of two nights in the majority of the Motels we staying in, our days were spent travelling from one place to another. It was probably one of the busiest months of my life – so, why not throw daily blogging into the mix?
I’m almost three months in to my Australia journey. We set off on our travels in early November last year, and are planning on staying for at least one year. It’s what everybody else seemed to be doing at the time, and it seemed like we had made the right decision. Travel a bit; get jobs, settle in different places and explore Australia – something I’ve wanted to do for as long as I can remember. But recently I can’t help but feel like I’m doing something wrong.