• Melbourne CBD
    Australia

    How to Visit Melbourne on a Budget

    If you’re planning on spending any time in the world’s most liveable city, you won’t be surprised to read that it can be expensive.  There’s nothing wrong with a weekend splurge trip but, if you’re here for any longer, you’ll want to know how to save some of your hard earned money.  Well, you’ve come to the right place as I’ve got all the tips for getting the most out of Melbourne on a budget.  I’m not holding out to be an expert but I’ve lived here for almost two months and have to save wherever I can! Free Tram Zone The Free Tram Zone will be your best friend…

  • Berlin Bar
    Journal

    Weekly Review – 18/11

    Hi everyone! Welcome back for another instalment of our weekly review which, by now, is probably boring you all!  If you’re still interested in reading what we’re up to, I’m very grateful. Night Noodle Market This week we went to the Night Noodle Market, a huge food festival set out on the river bank.  We had heard only good things about the festival and I really wanted to go just to try the Peking duck fries. The good thing about the festival is that payments could only be made by card so the queues quickly went down.  We ordered our food from Cloud Thief, a stall from one of Sydney’s…

  • Australia,  Photography

    14 Photos | 14 Days | #3

    Today marks six weeks since I started narrowing down my favourite photos to just fourteen.  I quite like to return to earlier posts to see whether those particular fourteen photos were actually any good.  I can also see a gradual progression in terms of technical quality and hopefully I’ll continue to improve over the coming months.  My favourite photos over the last fourteen days were mostly night shots.  However, to keep it interesting, I’ve tried to show a variety of photos this time. One  Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Eleven Twelve Thirteen Fourteen Let me know which are your favourites and, if you don’t like any,…

  • Melbourne Star
    Journal

    Weekly Review – 11/11

    This week’s review is a bit of a short one as I last posted only five days ago. Each week seems to be going quicker and quicker but then I remember we’ve only been here just over a month. That’s absolutely crazy as I feel so settled. Time is starting to slow down. Last week I threw it back to 2005 and bought an Element skateboard. Now I cannot skate at all but, once we’re in the campervan, it’ll be perfect for nipping around town. Also, I really want to get those classic Instagram shots skating on empty Outback roads. Maybe I’ll learn some tricks as well. This week’s highlights…

  • House of Vans VW
    Journal

    Weekly Review – 04/11

    I’m a few days late with this week’s ‘weekly review’ so I’m sorry about that if you’ve been patiently waiting.  The reason is I got a job at late notice; I had the interview on the 10th and started on the 13th.  Well I only lasted two days before realising seven hours of call centre work just wasn’t for me.  Whilst the pay was good (close to what I was being paid as a lawyer), I didn’t come all the way to Australia to work in a call centre selling discounted electricity. I’ve been practicing a lot with filmmaking recently and, hopefully, I’ll be able to show off what I’ve…

  • Australia,  Photography

    14 Photos | 14 Days | #2

    Welcome back!  Here’s the second installment of my favourite fourteen photos from the previous fourteen days.   It’s been hard to pick this week for two reasons.  Firstly, I haven’t taken as many as over the previous weeks and, secondly, I’ve liked some photos so much I’ve already posted them.  Going forward I’ll learn to save more of my best (in my opinion) photos for these articles rather than posting them on Instagram.  I have to remember that Instagram likes won’t pay all of the bills but this website might one day. Let me know which are your favourites in the comments! One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine…

  • Melbourne Cricket Ground Tour
    Journal

    Weekly Review – 28/10

    Well another week has passed in this beautiful country although I wish I could say the same about the weather.  The weather has been awful really with cloudy rainy days averaging around 14 degrees.  It’s been the coldest start to November for twenty years! Last week’s article didn’t seem to go down too well; barely anyone read it.  Only 36 people.  It doesn’t matter too much however as these articles are simply to keep family and friends up to date.  My top article happens to be the one of my photos of Prague which has gone crazy thanks to StumbleUpon.  We’re both starting to feel as though we should get…

  • Smith Street - Collingwood
    Journal

    Weekly Review – 21/10

    In addition to the new fortnightly photo posts, I am now going to write a post each week summarising what went down.  Kind of like a weekly review except with no bosses and no targets.  Not only will it be a good way for family and friends to keep up to date, we will be able to look back and reminiscence once our travels are over. I easily forget what we’ve done each week; not because it’s boring and unremarkable but because we’re seeing so much.  Also, every day is like the weekend and I’m not stuck in the same old routine.  My brain doesn’t know what’s hit it. In…

  • Australia,  Photography

    14 Photos | 14 Days | #1

    I’ve been working hard a lot recently behind the scenes and came up with quite a lot of ideas as to how to increase my online presence.  I have taken so many photos already and I’ve only been in Australia for two weeks.  I expect to take 1,000’s more and I want to share them easily.  Most will be going straight into detailed blog posts and some will be going on to my social media accounts.  However, I thought that some photos would be suited to their own post; a kind of exclusivity deal. So, every two weeks, I’ll be creating a post of my favourite fourteen photos from the…

  • Fitzroy Street
    Journal

    Suburbia

    Last week we headed to one of my most anticipated locations in Melbourne; Fitzroy.  Melbourne’s oldest suburb has the ‘cool’ factor.  It’s where the hipsters come to drink their flat whites and eat brunch.  This is my kind of place. History Fitzroy, as a suburb of Melbourne, dates back to 1839 but was officially separated from the city in 1858.  There were factories aplenty surrounding Fitzroy and the area quickly became filled with working class families.  It had a slum reputation until the 1960’s when regeneration commenced. To get there, we headed on foot through Fitzroy Gardens where the city high rises suddenly give way to expansive open space.  It…