by blizzardofozblog | Mar 1, 2017 | Au Pair
Upon arriving in Australia, I knew that there were going to be some words that I didn’t quite recognize or understand the meaning to. I’ve compiled a list of some of the most used Australian Slang to help other travelers avoid the strange looks that I was so fortunate to receive.
Australia is definitely a unique place to be, but Aussies always know how to put a smile on my face. Post in the comments and tell me of any funny stories involving mixed up words/slang errors during your travels!
by blizzardofozblog | Nov 24, 2016 | Travel, Whitsundays
I found Nemo in the Whitsundays and you can too!
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From October 23-27, 2016 I went on an adventure to see one of the most stunning parts of this amazing country. The Whitsunday Islands are something not to be missed by anyone traveling to Oz. It was truly the experience of a lifetime and I highly recommend it to anyone coming to Australia.
It was here that I officially checked off swimming in the Great Barrier Reef and I even found Nemo!!! Even though I traveled there as a solo traveler, I left after making so many incredible friends from all over the world. Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, and Austria just to name a few!
Sailing throughout the Whitsunday Islands has by far been the highlight of my time in Australia so far. It was nerve racking at first knowing that I was traveling all alone, however, once I got there, I knew I would be having the time of my life finally doing what I came to Australia to do.
$500 TOTAL! That is all it took for 5 days in paradise.(This was thanks to an awesome deal with Backpackers World Travel during the slow season!)
$350: Backpackers World Travel -Whitsundays Sailing Adventures/ Wings 2 (3d/2n) + 2 FREE NIGHTS AT BACKPACKERS HOSTEL!!!! (All meals included on the boat)
$120: Round-Trip Flight: JetRadar Flight from Brisbane to Proserpine (Airlie Beach)
$30: Alcohol and Hostel Meals!
I’m telling you, whether you are traveling up/down the east coast or an Au Pair looking to take a few days for a quick getaway from the kiddos, this trip is well worth the money! To this day I dream about being back on the boat.
Just look at these photos! Nothing compares to the views of crystal blue oceans and untouched islands surrounding you when you sail through the Whitsundays. Never in my life had I seen so many stars in the sky.
Happy to share with these fabulous blogger communities!