Moving to Melbourne 

After three Valium and two glasses of wine I made it to Melbourne; I didn’t remember the flight at all – it was great! The weather change wasn’t the best as it was freezing, rainy and grey when I arrived. I immediately missed the 30 degree heat in Alice! My first stop wasn’t another weird…

The RSPCA are Watching…

The owners of the farm had gone away to Melbourne for a few days so myself, Ellie and the two other backpackers (Jess and Luke) were tending to the farm.  There wasn’t much to do so life was pretty chilled.  On our lunch break I picked Ellie’s brains about the livestock farms around Australia.  I…

Organic vs Mass Produce

Spending time with the farmers and Ellie (the cool Aussie lady I mentioned earlier) I’ve been able to learn about the difference between a mass produce farm and an organic one, the latter of which I’m working on. Here’s a few points: Pesticides  Mass Produce – have very high chemical poisons to kill off any…

Getting used to the Farm Life

I had been on the farm for a week now and I couldn’t believe how at home I felt. The bugs, the dirt and the unpredictable weather did not annoy me at all. Who am I??  I eventually moved into my wee caravan and spent the night making it all cosy: Even that shocked me,…

A Trip to Tin Can Bay

As I was the first backpacker to arrive, there wasn’t much work for me to do so instead I helped around the house and farm.  The farmers took me down to their other house in Tin Can Bay one night, where we met their friends and had a curry. It was very different compared to…

First Day on the Farm

As I awoke, I tried to make sense of my surroundings and was greeted by the sound of birds and tractors. I immediately remembered that I was on a farm!  I was given a tour by a local Aussie woman who worked on the farm and it was great! We hopped in an old jeep…

Dinner in Botany Bay 

Instead of my usual restaurant hunting, I was invited over for a home cooked meal by Rita (my lovely Brazilian friend).  Her mum and her mum’s friend had come to Sydney for a visit, and had been feeding Rita and her husband delicious home cooked food since their arrival. I heard stories about all the…

The Perks of the Job

Working in a restaurant is a great opportunity to try lots of food and open yourself up to new flavours. As for my place of work, I get to try Hawaiian/Asian/Australian dishes.  Lunch came around and I decided to create a dish that encompassed everything I have learned so far. Here’s my recipe:  100g thinly…

The Pros and Cons of Travelling; as told by a Twenty Something

Travelling has always been in my blood; my parents met in Saudia Arabia, I always went on exotic holidays as a kid and my dreams always consisted of new destinations.  My first ‘real’ experience of travelling was when I was nineteen and I decided to travel to the USA to become a camp counsellor for…