My boyfriend and I are currently travelling Australia and stumbled upon Four Pillars Gin on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Healesville, in Victoria’s Yarra Valley, where the distillery is located, is traditionally wine country. Approximately an hour’s drive from Melbourne, it’s definitely worth a visit.
I’ve always had the notion of visiting Tasmania since finding out that my grandpa’s sister emigrated there as a young woman. That part of Australia, disconnected from the mainland, standing proud on its own. We only had 5 days there so we tried to do the best bits. Let me tell you about my experience and recommendations.
Adelaide, or the city of churches as it’s otherwise known, seems to pale in comparison to the big wigs such as Sydney, Melbourne and even Brisbane, but after spending 5 days in and around the area, I’d like to tell you why Adelaide, or indeed South Australia, should most definitely be your next long weekend or a must see spot for those travelling from further afield. Continue reading
I’ve been wanting to go to Thailand for forever since hearing friends stories and stalking Instagram pages full of gorgeous images of this alluring country. My boyfriend and I have planned a trip of a lifetime first to Thailand for an 18 day exploration tour of the north and south of Thailand with tour company Intrepid whereby you are accompanied by a local guide to show you all their country has to offer. Then we move on to Australia on a 1 year working/holiday visa to hopefully gain jobs within our professions as a teacher and quantity surveyor and pursue any other ambitions like learning how to make barista style coffee and travelling around down under. It’s not been easy getting to this point, we’ve ummed and ahhd over whether to take time out of our perfectly full and satisfied lives to the point that this trip has consumed us for the last 6 months with handing in our notices, going through the procedures of renting out our flat and saying goodbye to friends and family for a while. Emotions have run high but if you can dream it you can do it.
Well it’s been 7 weeks since we arrived in the land of Oz and boy have we done a lot in that time. We moved into our fully-furnished flat on 5th September and have been living here for just over a month now! The block of flats is 15 floors (we live on floor 7) with a roof terrace, gym and swimming pool and our windows open right up to give a balcony effect and you can see the top of the Story bridge (above) in the distance. Continue reading
Edinburgh’s Leonardo Royal Hotel sits grand and proud just off Morrison street in the Haymarket area of the city. Perfectly located for all of Edinburgh’s transport links to the airport and other parts of Scotland, with a train station, bus and tram stop within 7 minutes walking distance, it’s conveniently located for any traveller. Once a Premier Inn, it has undergone a major refurbishment to boast 282 rooms at 4 star standard.
Picking a holiday this year has been hard, we both work hard and try to do a lot with our spare time that sitting down and talking about where we want to visit just never came to the forefront. Continue reading