When the Christmas festivities were over, and the 1st of January was here (and I was sitting in my pyjamas) I've got to admit I was pretty bummed. My first thought was "well this year isn't going to be able to top last year" and what kind of motivation is that?! Yes, 2016 was amazing; my … Continue reading Happy New Year!
I've been back in the UK for 17 days now and I've been back in my hometown for exactly 2 weeks; I've already started to notice that I'm passing through phases, which I'm going to call the 'returning home' phases. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only traveler who has experienced this, but to avoid … Continue reading The ‘returning home’ phases
Usually I'd write a blog post with a message/point to it, but this one is just going to be an update of my travels around Asia for the last month. Sorry if you were expecting something more exciting! First off I visited Indonesia, in particular Bali. For the first few days me and my friend … Continue reading Crossing borders
Seen as though my flight has been delayed by two and a half hours, I thought 'what better time to write my blog'. So I'm sitting in Darwin Airport waiting to leave Australia...for good. Which feels surreal because it's been my home for the last two years. Over the last two weeks I've set out … Continue reading My last two weeks in Oz
Be soft, do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride in the fact even though some of the world will disagree, you still think the world is a beautiful place. I was first 'introduced' if you will, … Continue reading Terror in the travelling world
I've neglected my blog a little bit, but thankfully I don't have any loyal followers so I don't feel too bad. So, what's been happening since the last time I posted? Well, the biggest thing that's happened is the fact I bagged myself a pretty decent job! Finally! You are looking at (or reading the … Continue reading From March til now
"Charm is a product of the unexpected" -Jose Marti #royaladelaideshow2015 A photo posted by Rachael Porter (@rporter90) on Sep 7, 2015 at 6:28am PDT A monster on a ghost train. Now that's a job I never thought I'd be putting on my CV, but it's there now, in all its unashamed glory. To be … Continue reading Life as a carny
"Nothing worth having, comes easy" Looks like bliss, right? Well for 85 long, hard-working days, I lived in this little house with at least 7 other people in order to get my second working holiday visa and spend another year in this great country. Why? Because apparently you really need to prove just how much … Continue reading Life on a farm
“Travel not to find yourself, but to remember who you’ve been all along” A $350 ticket, a rickety plane journey and 3 hours later, I was back in Brisbane. My friend Viktor called me just after I’d left the airport to find out when I’d get back to meet up with me, and words can’t … Continue reading Back into Civilisation
"Tourists don't know where they've been, travellers don't know where they're going" I've been in Australia about 18 months now, and haven't written in here since this time last year. Good writer. Well, where have I been? I guess I should start where I left off: the job I was going to take in the … Continue reading Where have I been?