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BROKN COMPASS

A Weekend Of Aboriginal Culture: Uluru, Kata-Tjuta & Kings Canyon

For years now my dream has been to visit Uluru. Since studying Aboriginal culture  at university I have been fascinated by the traditional Australian way of life and Uluru was always going to be one place I was definitely going to visit during my time in Australia. There are numerous tours that operate and pretty much […]

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A Town Called Alice

So after a long 22 hour bus ride from Darwin, I finally arrived in Alice Springs and was met with a nice dry heat (much nicer than the sticky humid heat in Darwin) and clear, blue skies. And, when I finally arrived at my hostel, a nice comfy clean bed was waiting for me. Bliss! […]

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Compulsive Worrier Turned Adrenaline Junkie

So, for those of you who know me, you will know that I can be a bit of a worrier. Not saying I’m a boring old woman, but I suppose I think too much about the possible outcome of things. Well, since taking the plunge to travel Australia I can finally say I am no […]

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The Beautiful World Of Backpacker Friendships

Just like thousands of other backpackers in Australia, I chose to travel alone. But, in nearly every city, hostel, campsite and workplace I have met some incredible people. People who have travelled for longer than I have. People who’s travel stories make your mind wander. People who you have shared a room with and shared […]

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Exploring Townsville: Boats & Bikes Edition

A few months ago I stayed in Townsville for a few days before venturing off into the outback. I didn’t exactly describe the area as boring, as such, but as a backpacker with limited amount of money and no car to get around, I (ignorantly) thought that there wasn’t much to do. So when I […]

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A Backpackers Guide To Surviving The Outback

Okay, so I’ve been living in North West Queensland for three months now and let’s just say it took a while for me to release my inner ‘country girl’. Living out here hasn’t been difficult, it’s just needed some getting used to and being open minded to trying new things. I’ve been wanting to write […]

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Going Outback

So, I previously mentioned that I had travelled up to Townsville. And for good reason. After only two weeks in Australia I have managed to get myself a job as a bar maid in a small town called Richmond in Rural Queensland. Richmond is about 500km inland from Townsville (the nearest city), around a five hour […]

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Novice Nomad

So, I’ve been in Australia for three weeks now and it already feels like I’ve been here for ages!! And so much has happened and I just don’t know where to begin. The past few weeks or so has been packed with mini adventures, day trips and generally getting organised for my year (or two) […]

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Thirteen

With just thirteen days to go until I fly halfway across the world, I’m fairly relaxed in the knowledge that I have pretty much everything sorted and ready. It’s so mad to think though that in less than two weeks’ time I will be stepping off the plane in a country I’ve never been to, […]

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Spontaneity Got The Best Of Me

For those of you who know me, you will know that I am fairly regimental and like routine. If I do something, anything, I have a plan. And I stick to it. And if something were to alter my plan, well let’s say I’d have a little mini heart attack. So when I came home […]

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