In classic FOMO fashion, I of course googled "best places to go in Melbourne" upon arriving there. One of the places that popped up was Messina Gelato, supposedly the best gelato in all of Victoria. We obviously had to try it out. Located in Fitzroy, it's right in front of a tram stop so … Continue reading I’m Not Messina-round!
Melbourne is famous for a lots of things, coffee culture, trams, and the Melbourne Cup being a few. One of it's biggest claims to fame however is it's amazing (and prolific!) street art! I have spent a lot of afternoons wandering around the alleyways of Melb, listening to podcasts and taking pictures of art. Granted, … Continue reading Street Art Saturday: Colorful Cartoons
Before coming to Australia, I knew I wanted to see Uluru. I knew pretty much nothing about it, except that it was a massive rock in the center of the country, and that it was famous. I didn't know the cultural significance behind it, or the unfortunate history of land theft it carries. I did … Continue reading Journey to the Center of the Oz Part 4: I Like Big Rocks and I Cannot Lie
The Rock Tour Day 2: The morning of October 21st I woke up in a remote camp site in the Australian outback. It was great! I found a teeny tiny scorpion under my swag, but no dingo pups wandered in to steal our boots (as our tour guide warned us had happened before!) Day two … Continue reading Journey to the Center of the Oz Part 3: Kata Tjuta Damacy!
On day two we entered Uluru/Kata Tjuta National Park and saw the rocks for the first time! As we drove our tour guide Darren told us a bit about the history of the area. I didn't know any of this going in, and I'm guessing a fair few of you don't know either, so I … Continue reading Journey to the Center of the Oz Part 2: Don’t Climb Every Mountain
Wow. I don't even know where to begin to talk about these three days. Uluru was one of the top things I wanted to see coming to Australia, but it really is out in the middle of nowhere so it's not easy to get to. Alex and I tried to look at every option on … Continue reading Journey to the Center of the Oz Part 1: The Once and Future King’s Canyon
Tasmania holds a lot of wildlife, wild and other. While driving at night we saw dozens of wallabies and possums, and driving during the day we saw countless roadkill. Not only that though, in a free exhibit in a public park in Launceston, we saw a whole troop of Japanese Macaques! It's apparently been a … Continue reading Adventures in Tasmania Part 6: You’ve Gotta Be Echidna Me!