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    The Best Street Art in Melbourne

    When you think of street art, like really high quality art, you’ll almost certainly think of Melbourne.  Street art is so entwined into Melbourne’s culture that nearly every alleyway and brick wall is covered in artwork.  I don’t like the graffiti name tags (which you’ll still find) but the majority of street art you’ll find in Melbourne truly spectacular.  The best street art in Melbourne is that which surprises you.  One minute you’re sat staring out the window on a train, then BAM, there’s a huge image of Kanye West in bed with Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian. I’ve put together a collection of my favourite artworks which should inspire…

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    Vanlife – Week 3

    After the disappointment that was Canberra, we drove a few 100kms back towards Sydney.  The aim was to buy and install an awning with fly nets and get the van checked over. Camden We checked out a few quirky towns on route (check out the giant merino sheep) before deciding to stay at Poplar Tourist Park in Camden.  Despite being maybe an hour or so drive from Sydney’s CBD, this was still classed as within the Sydney district. It was a relatively cheap site, at $25 a night with no power, and Camden was a pretty little town with some good pubs and a McDonalds. After our first night, we…

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    Vanlife – Week 2

    Our second week of vanlife started in Bushy Tail Caravan Park situated opposite Jervis Bay in St George’s Basin.  It was only a fifteen minute drive to the main beaches and town and, for $33.50 a night for a powered site, we couldn’t say no.  It meant we could finally charge up all of our devices and relax by knowing we didn’t have to find a free camp. The park itself was mostly permanent sites with only one or two for people like us.  We didn’t really take in the name of the park until, out of nowhere, two kangaroos just bounced passed the side of us and stood eating…

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    Vanlife – Week 1

    2018 is finally here and the 1st of January brought with it a lifestyle completely different to what we are used to. We’ve gone from the complete safety of a secure job to a living in a van not knowing where we will spend the night. We are settling well into life on the road and we’ll be exploring mostly south of Sydney until the end of February. On New Year’s Day, after practically hiking round Sydney’s insanely huge CBD, we set off to find a free campsite in Jamberoo. Jamberoo is about two hours south of Sydney and only a fifteen minute drive from Kiama right on the coast.…

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    Melbourne to Sydney: The Road Trip

    Our introduction to vanlife was a three day road trip all the way from Melbourne to Sydney for New Year’s Eve.  When you think of firework displays at NYE, you think of Sydney Harbour Bridge.  Spending NYE overlooking Sydney Harbour was a must do on our list and we’d paid over the odds to make sure we had a hotel close to the centre. We plan to free camp as often as possible in an attempt to save money and so the planned route was from Melbourne to Lake Hume to Kangaroo Valley to Sydney. Now I’ve read a lot about Australia and road trips; about the distance between cities…

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    The Last of Melbourne

    Firstly, I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year. It’s hard to believe that our time in Melbourne is already over.  I love Melbourne and, although I haven’t been anywhere else in Australia, it may well be my favourite place.  I have been looking forward to getting out of the city though and exploring more. To bring us almost right up to date, this post will cover the highlights of our last couple of weeks in Melbourne. Carols in the Park In an attempt to get in the Christmas spirit, we went out to South Yarra to watch some famous Australian singers (we didn’t know who!) and choirs…