Didn’t manage to hike to Macchu Picchu or watch the sunset over Sydney Harbour Bridge this summer? Construct your perfect last-minute #staycation with these Brit(ish) landmarks that are similar to famous locations around the world.
Ahhh, mid-semester break. A week long period of the semester that most students use to visit their families or study, and those of us on exchange use to go on holiday. Monday 25th September saw us jetting off to Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
During my weekend in Sydney, we planned to do two trips out of the CBD, the first of which was to the Instagram haven, Bondi Beach. The tram journey was only about 20 minutes, and it quickly became clear that we were on the right tram after I was smacked in the face by a surfboard by a dude with sun-bleached blond hair.
Because we are #spontaneous, a group of friends and I decided to travel to Sydney for the last weekend in August.
If there’s one thing that Australia does exceptionally well, it’s beaches – and Melbourne is no exception. With the forecast saying it would be sunny all day, a group of friends and I hitched the tram to St Kilda.
Fitzroy is renowned for being a cool place; the home of the angel-headed hipster, and, most importantly to us, the place filled with vintage clothes stores and ‘op shops’ (the Australian equivalent of a charity shop).
In the two weeks that I have been in this surprisingly cold country (come to Australia, they said; it’ll be hot, they said), it will be no surprise to anyone that knows me that I have embarked on two animal-themed trips.
The first stage of my adventures in Australia was probably the least exciting: packing. How on earth are you meant to fit one year’s worth of clothing and miscellaneous bits and bobs into one 30kg suitcase (especially when an extra suitcase would set you back a hefty $2000 AUD)?